David Gutteridge

David is currently Manager of the Huonville Library based in the south of Tasmania. His catchment includes two smaller libraries in rural towns. He has a background in education and is a registered teacher and trainer for schools and the vocational education sector. In recent times, David has acted in two Director roles at Libraries Tasmania within the Strategy and Engagement team in 2019 and Collections and State Archives in 2021. He is currently undertaking a Master of Education at the University of Tasmania and is focussing on languages, literacy, cultural diversity and engaging disadvantaged learners. Previous conference presentations “Community Engagement the key to improving digital literacy levels in rural and remote areas of Tasmania – the unique role of Libraries Tasmania”, presentation with Kathleen Priestly at ALIA Information online conference, Sydney, NSW, February 2019 “Strategies for the integration of adult international students into the local community”, presentation at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) ‘No Frills’ VET Research conference, Adelaide, SA, July 2012 “New Researcher presentation”, workshop at the NCVER ‘No Frills’ VET Research conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, July 2011 “Workplace Learning and Employability Skills”, plenary session at the 19th Vehicle Body TAFE Teachers Conference, Devonport, TAS, January 2008 “The Workplace Learning Community of Practice”, poster at the New Ways of Working in VET conference, Brisbane, QLD, November 2007 “Working For Business, With Business, Like Business”, session at the 2007 TAFE in Rural & Isolated Communities Conference, Launceston, TAS, August 2007 “Skills Passports at TAFE Tasmania”, poster at NCVER ‘No Frills’ VET Research conference, Mooloolaba, QLD, July 2006