Public Speaking & Workshops

Dynamic and engaging, Kevin Hennah’s keynote presentations and workshops are a visual feast of images of both innovative new libraries and makeovers achieved with his support. More than just theory, all workshops and presentations have an emphasis on practical application, include hundreds of inspirational images as well as impressive statistics from libraries that have implemented Kevin’s ideas.

“I’m horrified by the idea that somebody might look at their watch during my presentation, so I’m committed to delivering presentations that are not just fast-paced and informative, but fun and inspirational. Most importantly, I want everybody to leave with an overwhelming sense of excitement for the positive changes that are within their reach as innovation doesn’t hinge solely on budget” – Kevin Hennah

Whether planning a conference or professional development day, timing and content can be tailored around your needs. With thousands of impressive photographs of design and makeovers and an extensive suite of past workshops and presentations, Kevin can tailor content to your needs and available time, Contact Kevin Hennah for inspiration or to discuss your ideas.

Latest Workshop/2017 Launch


“Change is inevitable. Maintaining relevance is a matter of choice”

Kevin Hennah believes library staff must drive informed change before ill-informed changes are imposed on them. That it is critical to develop a future plan – a vision of how the space, technology and collection will evolve in order to obtain funding and support.

“It’s near impossible for libraries to generate adequate financial support if they don’t have a vision to sell”

While it is easy to generate a long list of what we would like, it probably will not come to fruition unless we develop a strategically planned and budgeted vision. This must include technology, seating, marketing & promotion, signage and critically, innovative visual merchandising must replace the culture of housing the physical collection.

VISION 2020, Kevin Hennah’s fourth library-specific workshop is designed to help library staff develop plans to achieve this goal – spaces that are vibrant, agile and relevant to their customer base.

Showcasing realistically achievable innovation and challenging traditional ideas, VISION 2020 will fuse highly practical advice with hundreds of photographs of Kevin’s recent international projects in both public libraries and education. Be inspired by ideas on:

– Reinvigorating print usage through genre-driven layout
– Integration of technology
– Seating solutions for contemporary libraries
– Innovation in library-specific signage
– Contemporary, library-specific promotional strategies 

Workshop Launch Dates – Open to Registration:

Melbourne:  Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Brisbane: Tuesday 28th February 2017
Sydney: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Perth:  Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd March 2017
Adelaide:  Wednesday 17th May 2017
Darwin:  Friday 19th May 2017
Cairns: Thursday 8th June 2017

Singapore: Tuesday 31st October

Contact Kevin for registration details or to have him present at your event.

“Thank you for a superb workshop, I’ve learned so much! I must say that this was the best workshop & PD that I have ever been to”
Sarah Handley. Prem International School, Chiang Mai. THAILAND

“Fantastic!!! The best PD day I have ever attended!”
Benjamin Farr. Tanglin Trust School. SINGAPORE

“Invigorating – Professional – Creative – Timely – Thought-provoking – Spot-on!”
Carol Clark. American International School of Dhaka. BANGLADESH

“The span of topics and ways to make over a library, as well as the range of topics (size & cost) were exceptional” Maria McShane. Colorado Library Consortium. USA “This is truly the most relevant workshop I have ever been to. It has given direction on where I need to head”
Dot Gorman. Mount barker Community College. WA. AUSTRALIA

“A truly fantastic learning experience. A great opportunity to break out of ‘old’ mode and present a new 21st Century Library”
David Griffiths. Fairfield City Libraries. NSW. AUSTRALIA

“Beyond my high expectations. Provoking me to action”
Amanda Bond. Istanbul International Community School. ISTAMBUL

“This workshop lived up to expectations and provided enough ideas to keep going for years”
Lynne Starrenburg. International School of Eindhoven. NETHERLANDS

“Many thought-provoking ideas. Kevin is one of the most enjoyable presenters I’ve heard”
James Pakala. Covenant Theological Seminary. St Louis. Missouri. USA

“Pertinent, professional, perceptive, thoughtful and targeted presentation. One of the most informative and educational days”
Allan Caddy. Bassendean Memorial Library. WA. AUSTRALIA