Library Chat

Episode 8 - Mal Booth - Culture, Creativity, Play, Meetings

June 3, 2013

This time we chat with Mal Booth the University Library at UTS in Sydney.  I met Mal recently at the Information Online Conference in Brisbane Australia and was impressed by his down to earth attitude  and the way the staff from UTS seemed to love what they did and working with him. This set me thinking about the fact that a conversation with Mal would be very useful and interesting.

Mal Booth was appointed University Librarian at UTS in mid-2012.  His barrows as he describes them are: codesign; design thinking; sustainability; active community engagement; curation of collections; visual communications; and the development of cultural collections in libraries. He was formerly Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial and responsible for its library, archive and the Memorial's web strategy. From 2006 to 2008 he curated the Lawrence of Arabia & the Light Horse exhibition which attracted almost 250,000 visitors.

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