Sunday, July 09, 2006


I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend the Australian and New Zealand Institute for Information Literacy 6th Symposium, held in Brisbane. I stayed on the 24th floor of the Oaks, North Quay. The view was good!
View from the window
View from the Oaks Hotel, Brisbane
I walked each day down to the other end of this river to South Bank Institute.
Mere coincidence that on the Friday morning at dawn there was a hot air balloon over South Bank!!
Hot Air over SouthBank
View  of Brisbane's Southbank from the Oaks Hotel
There were over 80 attendees from Australia and New Zealand, from TAFE and higher education, from school and law and other special libraries. I caught up with old acquaintances like James Duncan from Victoria University, Wellington,New Zealand and Bronte Cerny from the University of South Australia
James Duncan from NZ and Bronte Cerny, South Australia
Helen Reynold from The SouthPort School wowed us all with her enthusiasm for information literacy in an all boys school.She is here with Judith Peacock
Helen Reynolds and Judith Peacock
Debbie Orr, fresh from the Lifelong Learning Conference with Cecily Martina, who broke her wrist the previous week whilst getting this event organised!
Debbie Orr and Cecily Martina
Sheila, Judith, Carmel and Valma
Bev Hodges, from Bay of Plenty was as passionate about her area of New Zealand as she was speaking about information literacy
Bev Hodges from Bay of Plenty with Judith Peacock
Time was allowed for plenty of formal and informal networking, this was one of the workshops.
Workshop group
Sheila Webber, from Sheffield and Bill Johnston from Strathclyde, two UK authorities on Information Literacy were keynote speakers.Sheila's blog
is a very useful resource

Sheila Webber and Bill Johnston
Box Hill librarians
Helena chats
Richard Dearden from UTAS chats to Glynis Shields from NLZ
Brisbane is a great city,some good walks and fine dining.
These are some shots at sunset
Southbank Brisbane Sunset
Brisbane skyline