The draft itinerary can be seen online here and it while it does circumnavigate the world it misses out on huge chunks which will have to wait for another time. I can't, in all conscience, take more than 3 months away from the workforce and will have to get a real job at some point!
I have shown the local hosts or contacts for each leg in case people would like to help or host.
I will have 3 topics that I would love to talk about:
- The Origins of Koha: why we developed it, why Koha, how it has developed and why it is so jolly special;
- The Koha Community: this is why its so special :) Will talk about how the community works and how to get the best out of belonging;
- Te Takere: transforming a c1960s library service into a thriving community centre. As leader of this fantastic project it has been a career changing gig and one which has required a whole new approach. With visitor counts rising from 18k a month to over 40k and reported youth crime down 60% after the first year of opening we were doing something right.
Once I have firmed up a few more leads and checked the feasibility of this from a booking flights point of view I'll post a firm itinerary.
Many thanks - and I can't wait to meet you!