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Ask us anything: Inclusion for library staff

Tuesday 4 June @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm AEST

A parent-peer worker Q&A on making your library more inclusive 

Meet Libraries as Community Connectors team members Marie and Kylie and discuss any questions or concerns about including children with developmental delay and disability in your library programs. 

Marie and Kylie are raising a child with developmental delays or disability and enjoy visiting libraries with their families. As trained parent peer workers at Plumtree, they liaise with parents and carers, develop and facilitate programs, and collaborate with the team to provide support for families.  

This workshop is a safe space for discussion and sets up a community of practice for library staff across Australia.

Learning outcomes:

  • Topics to explore include: 
  • Different scenarios to enhance inclusion in your library programs 
  • Information that families have shared with us in our surveys 
  • Opportunities for libraries to share information on what they’re doing well 

Please ensure to have completed the Libraries as Community Connectors eLearning modules before attending this workshop.

These sessions are for

All public library staff


Tuesday, 4 June; 1pm to 2.30pm* AEST/NSW Time
*Make sure to adjust to your time zone


This event is held online using Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event.
If you have accessibility needs, please advise during registration.




Your host and facilitators

Hosted by Rob Thompson, a State Library of NSW visiting scholar & library ambassador. Rob was the Australian Libraries and Information Association NSW Manager from 2019-2023. He is passionate about public libraries and their important role in promoting an inclusive and fairer society. Rob will lead the discussion with Marie and Kylie, parent-peer workers.

Additional info

Log in detailsOnce registered, we will provide further details closer to the date, including the link to join the session. You will need a good internet connection to attend.
Contact detailsFor more information or questions, feel free to contact Marie (team leader, parent peer worker) marie@plumtree.org.au
FundingLibraries as Community Connectors project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services 

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