I was excited to attend the event, enjoyed the day and came away invigorated and a bit frustrated too. It was a beginning though and I look forward to seeing some consolidated actions come from it.
The first agenda item was to look at the key drivers for the profession. This is something I'd been thinking quite deeply about as it was the focus for my presentation to the panel for my application to be awarded ALIANZA.
In my opinion the two main key drivers are access and openess - and most other drivers fall out of these.
- Preservation & curation
- Information & creativity
- Community spaces
- People (staff and customers)
- Literate, knowledgeable and connected citizens