Webinar on Agile Management

Venue: Virtual @ http://tex.sun.ac.za

April 22, 2014

LIASA HELIG (SA) in collaboration with the Academic and Research Libraries (Standing Committee of IFLA) would like to invite you to an online presentation on agile management and how it has been used to achieve improvements and customer satisfaction at the library of the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). In the current technological age where libraries are investing significant resources, including human resources, to meet the challenges for new roles and responsibilities, this webinar presents one of many interventions.  The webinar is aimed at librarians and library managers wishing to fully embrace the digital transition in order to enable innovation in space and other opportunities to experiment.

About the presenter

Andrew Wells is the University Librarian at The University of New South Wales.  Over the years Andrew has overseen major changes to the University Library’s services, organisation and buildings.  He has taken a strong interest in improving facilities and steering the Library through a period of rapid changes in scholarly information. Andrew has held senior positions in several major Australian libraries.  Prior to joining UNSW, Andrew was the Assistant Director General, Resource Sharing Division at the National Library of Australia (1996-2001).  At the State Library of New South Wales, he occupied senior positions in a variety of roles, building on major periods of service at the University of Queensland Library, Macquarie University Library and a previous stint at UNSW Library from 1982 to 1986.

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Article: Agile management: Strategies for success in rapidly changing times – an Australian University Library perspective/ Andrew Wells, IFLA Journal – Vol 40, No 1, March 2014

About the webinar
Date: 22 April 2014
Time: 08:30 – 09:30 SA Time (Time Zone Converter)
Venue: http://tex.sun.ac.za
Registration: Is required. Closes on 20 April 2014. Click here for the registration process.
Costs: No costs.

On behalf of HELIG LIASA (SA) and the ARL

Webinar virtual space

The webinar will be presented from http://tex.sun.ac.za . Simply type your name, and “Join”.



To successfully connect, you need the following:


Hardware requirements

1.    Fast broadband internet connection. Test your internet connection speed at: http://www.speedtest.net (Not required when connecting on SU campus).

2.    Internet device with keyboard (for typing questions to presenters) and speakers/headset (for listening to the presenters).

3.    No webcam or microphone (participants - please keep on mute for the duration of the webinar).

Software requirements

1.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser. Download from: http://www.firefox.com

2.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Java Plugin. Installation instructions are here: http://java.com/en/download/help/firefox_online_install.xml

3.    Latest Mozilla Firefox Adobe Flash Player Plugin. Download from: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

How to join the webinar (Please test beforehand - it is already available)

1.    Go to: http://tex.sun.ac.za(The hostname "tex" is an abbreviation for "Technology for Education eXchange")

2.    Type your name. (Your first name is good enough)

3.    Click Join.

4.    Click Allow(This is a pop-up confirmation from the Flash plugin)

PLEASE test all beforehand. Please do not hesitate to contact the following should you need help:

Hilton Gibson hgibson@sun.ac.za
Ricardo Davids rddavids@sun.ac.za


Looking forward to ‘’meeting’’ you all in virtual space on 22 April!


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