5th March, British Council, Chennai. “Every Library its Members: Analogue Outreach in the Digital Age”. This talk looked at the role of the librarian in outreach, and how “taking the librarian out of the library” might offer novel ways of engagement, engendering new community relations and readerships – Sara Wingate Gray.
8th March, India Public Library Conference, New Delhi. “Digital Bookshelves For All: A Case Study of Library Wall”. This talk featured a case study of artefacto’s digital bookshelf project, “Library Wall”, and looked at how technology such as QR-codes and NFC, together with copyright-free, co-curated and geo-targeted digital content can provide public libraries with innovative modes of digital discovery and new readerships – Sara Wingate Gray.
9th March, British Council, New Delhi. “Philosophies of School Librarianship: Local and Global Praxis and Perspective”. This talk explored international initiatives in school librarianship, including digital technology use, moving to look at the intersection of philosophies of pedagogy and librarianship – Sara Wingate Gray.
10th March, British Council, Mumbai. “The Poetics of The Library”. This session explored philosophies of librarianship, alongside historical practices and future trends in libraries to see how a 21st century library might grow – Sara Wingate Gray.