HSC Lectures Wollondilly Shire Council Library and Information Service Georgina KonstantaChildren and Young Adults Officer
• Population – 45,000• Geographical Area – over 2,500 km2• Poor public transport options• No ‘in-house’ meeting room• No space within the library to host events• Public Liability Insurance issues
Our Lecture Schedule• Present 1 ‘open to public’ lecture• Present 3 or 4 lectures at Picton High Public School and Wollondilly Anglican College• Ensures ‘captured’ audience of approximately 150 students• Allows us to promote HSC collections and services direct to students.
How We Do It• Survey High School Heads of Department – we use Survey Monkey• Meet with partnering libraries to share information and plan lecture schedule• Contact and book lecturers - directly or through agent – we use Lateral Learning• Purchase relevant study materials, text books and resources - we take them along with us to the lecture for direct product placement!
Next Step• Lock-In Study Session• Small libraries can provide services to HSC students• Start small – contact 1 High School Department in your LGA• Investigate sharing costs with school• Form partnerships with your neighbouring LGA’s