Selected presentations, publications and papers

Franks, Rachel and Ellen Forsyth, Twitter partners in reading
International leads: a publication of the International Relations Round Table of the American Library Volume 30 June 2016 Number 2

Forsyth, Ellen,  Cameron Morley and Kate O'Grady Conducting State-Wide Research to Inform Practice in New South Wales Public Libraries , Evidence based library and information practice, Volume 10, Number 4, 2015 
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Doherty, Anne and Ellen Forsyth, Social media analytics in an imperfect world, Information Online, 2 - 5 February 2015.

Elisabet Brynge, Holly Case, Ellen Forsyth, Gary Green, Ulf Hölke, Libraries - sustaining the digital reader experience INKE Sydney Gathering 2014, 8 December 2014

Forsyth, Ellen and Sherrey Quinn, Reading revived: a history of readers advisory services in Australian public libraries, Australian Library History Forum, 18 - 19 November, State Library of NSW, Sydney.

Forsyth, Ellen and Dr Rachel Franks Adventures in collaboration: library and information workers as ‘Master Builders’ of knowledge, ALIA National Conference, 15 - 19 September 2014, Melbourne.
Elisabet Brynge, Holly Case, Ellen Forsyth, Gary Green, Ulf Hölke, There are no walls: reading online across borders, IFLA Public Libraries Satellite: Public library futures in a global digital world 12-13 August 2014, Library of Birmingham, UK paper and presentation available from

Forsyth, Ellen 2013, Manual ba jerente biblioteka governu Timor-Leste, [Dili] Asia Foundation

The role of libraries in the future - State Library of Queensland blog 20 November 2013

Teen games rule! A librarian’s guide to platforms and programs.  Edited by Julie Scodato and Ellen Forsyth, Santa Barbara, CA, Libraries Unlimited, 2013. Co-wrote three chapters as well. There is a tumblr where others can contribute their games information.

Morley, Cameron and Ellen Forsyth eonly public library eLending and the Digital Library Seminar 20 September 2013

Alyson Baker, Ellen Forsyth, Nicola Harwood, Jan Holmquist, Lynnette Kang, Lynn Koh, Librarian, Global tweets: A reading group in Australia, Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore was presented at Redefining and refining information literacy and reference services in the digital age,  Singapore 15 – 16 August

Forsyth, Ellen  Home library hangout:  Google+ hangout possibilities to connect readers, Home Library Services Seminar 10 April 2013

Choi, Crystal, Ellen Forsyth, Cathy Johnston Social media and the ALIA Biennial: discovery in more ways than one Information Online 12 - 15 February 2013

Forsyth, Ellen Working better together: a few state wide collaborations using social media IPAA NSW Gov 2.0 Showcase 21 June 2012 tweets from the day via storify

Forsyth, Ellen Playing at professional development, VALA February 2012.

Forsyth, Ellen and Vassilki Veros read and tweet : a twitter reading group everyone can join Library 2.011 Conference 2 -3 November 2011

Forsyth, Ellen, Together is better : collaborations which work 7th ALIA Top End Symposium, 7-8 October 2011, Darwin, NT

The Edge blog The Ironforge LibraryLibraries got game

Forsyth, Ellen A tweet read (presentation, paper) QPLA Conference 26 - 28 September 2011

Connecting with people: Twitter reading groups, scenarios for the future of public libraries and games for ALIA Tasmania 30 and 31 August 2011

This week in libraries #48

Forsyth, Ellen AR u feeling appy? Augmented Reality, apps and mobile access to local studies information. Sense of place 4 - 5 May 2011

Forsyth, Ellen and Leanne Perry, Evaluating web 2.0 tools, Information Online, 1 – 3 February, 2011

Forsyth, Ellen Playing with readers : online games and their potential for reference and readers advisory services in public libraries Information Online, 1 – 3 February, 2011

Forsyth, Ellen From Assassins creed 2 to the Five greatest warriors: readers advisory and games 12 to 24s@Your Public Library In Australia and New Zealand, Beenleigh Events Centre Queensland 2010

Forsyth, Ellen Wiki ecosystems: the development and growth of online communities of practice, VALA 2010 9 - 11 February 2010

Forsyth, Ellen Readers advisory services for older adults, Next chapter: public libraries in Australia and New Zealand for older generations, State Library of New South Wales1-2 May 2009

Forsyth, Ellen and Mylee Joseph Masterclass: Serendipity and strategy: using web 2.0 tools to influence organisational change Transformations in Cultural and Scientific Communication 2009, 5 March 2009

Forsyth, Ellen, Mylee Joseph and Leanne Perry Learning about learning 2.0 : evaluating the The New South Wales public library learning 2.0 program Research Applications in Information and Library Studies Conference, 23 January 2009, UTS

Balharrie, Ross, Forsyth, Ellen and Johnston, Cathy Reference excellence from US to Oz, Information Online 2009, 20 – 22 January 2009, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Forsyth, Ellen and Joseph, Mylee, Web 2.0 technologies in public libraries : the impact for Council IT, Synchronicity 2008 Local Government Information Technology Conference 
18 - 21st November 2008, Coffs Harbour Novotel

Forsyth, Ellen Adult summer reading programs to readers advisory 2.0, Reading Critical 11 - 12 April, Melbourne, 2008

Forsyth, Ellen , Fancy walkie talkies, Star Trek communicators or roving reference? VALA2008 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition Libraries / changing spaces, virtual places. Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, 5 to 7 February 2008.

Brown, Peggy. Ellen Forsyth, Bruce Kingma, and Rebecca Shaffer-Mannion WISE Libraries: building the online course of the future, World library and information congress: 73rd IFLA general conference and council 19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa,

Forsyth, Ellen Using wireless services to enhance reference and information services.
Australian Library Journal November 2006 volume 56 pp317 – 324

Forsyth, Ellen Retail therapy or social inclusion: public libraries in shopping centres, Places and spaces: public libraries for the 21st Century Conference, Adelaide, 31 March-1 April. : conference proceedings, Blackwood, Auslib Press, pp112 - 122. Also published in APLIS Volume 19 Number 2 June 2006 pp 76 – 84

Forsyth, Ellen, Public libraries and the Millennium Development Goals, IFLA Journal volume 31, number 4, December 2005, pp 315 - 323

Other publication credits
Photographic credit in: 
3 upcycles for the home office desk March 2015

Art without waste : 500 upcycled and Earth-friendly designs / Patty K. Wongpakdee,  Beverly, MA Rockport Publishers, [2014]

Alan Henry, How to Research Like a Journalist When the Internet Doesn't Deliver Lifehacker 8 April 2015 photographic credit

Library desk made from recycled books, My modern Met, 14 September 2010,