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ALIA Library Technician Research award

Posted by bronwynr on May 22, 2009

ALIA Library Technician Research award

proudly sponsored by Charles Sturt University

www.csu.edu.au/sis

Nominate now for the Library Technician Research Award (previously known as the Dunn and Wilson). The Library Technician Research Award provides the recipient/s with an opportunity to undertake a particular project of relevance to the role of library technicians in the broad library and information profession. The award proposal can be made by an individual financial library technician member or a group of financial library technician members.

The deadline for this award is 1 June 2009.

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Free Conference registration opportunity from ARK and ALIA

Posted by bronwynr on May 14, 2009


Indigenous Knowledge Management Voices from the past: knowledge for the future

This two-day masterclass will provide an interactive environment in which to explore critical areas associated with the effective use of knowledge management techniques within the Australian indigenous culture. Effectively engaging indigenous communities, finding functional methods to capture, transfer and preserve oral and traditional knowledge, and exploring narrative techniques are the key focuses of this event.

Apply now FREE conference registration valued at over $2000. Click here for information and terms and conditions (please read before applying)  http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/request.to.attend.ARK.indigenous.pdf

Application forms available http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/indigenous.knowledge.masterclass.application.form.pdf

Closes 1st June 2009

Date: 22-23 June 2009

Location: Sydney, Australia

Presented by ARK http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-c076-IKM.htm

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Free Conference registration opportunity from ARK and ALIA

Posted by bronwynr on May 3, 2009

Indigenous Knowledge Management Voices from the past: knowledge for the future

This two-day masterclass will provide an interactive environment in which to explore critical areas associated with the effective use of knowledge management techniques within the Australian indigenous culture. Effectively engaging indigenous communities, finding functional methods to capture, transfer and preserve oral and traditional knowledge, and exploring narrative techniques are the key focuses of this event.

Apply now FREE conference registration valued at over $2000. Click here for information and terms and conditions (please read before applying). Application forms available.

Closes 1st June 2009

Date: 22-23 June 2009

Location: Sydney, Australia

Presented by ARK http://www.arkgroupaustralia.com.au/Events-c076-IKM.htm

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ALIA 2009 National Library & Information Technicians Conference

Posted by bronwynr on April 26, 2009

Adelaide Convention Centre 15-18 September 2009

The organising committee of the ALIA 2009 National Library & Information Technicians Conference is pleased to announce that Earlybird registration is now open. Please visit http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2009/registration.php to register online and to view the Registration Brochure where you can find the full provisional program.

The 2009 ‘Tecs Conference’ offers five days of networking and learning opportunities. The pre-conference program commences Monday with satellite events, Tuesday offers a full day of library tours of best practice sites and in the evening delegates are invited to the Welcome Cocktail party. This is an opportunity to meet old and new friends and to explore the trade exhibition featuring the latest library industry vendors have to offer. First time delegates are not forgotten, you are invited to join your colleagues for an informal dinner after the cocktail party.

The conference program commences on Wednesday and the next three days will provide a forum to hear local, national and international speakers, to attend a variety of workshops and to enjoy a range of social activities.

The Earlybird rate offers considerable savings on the standard rate and ALIA members enjoy a further discount. To assist you with your application to your employer, to attend this conference, a sample letter is available on the Registration page.

On behalf of the organising committee, of the ALIA 2009 National Library & Information Technicians Conference, I look forward to welcoming you to the Adelaide Convention Centre, 15-18 September 2009. Please visit on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/inbox/readmessage.php?t=1004359484691&f=1&e=-12#/event.php?eid=41779769809 to meet other intending delegates prior to the Conference.

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Moving into Supervision. Supervisory Skills for library technicians and/or newly qualified professionals

Posted by bronwynr on April 24, 2009

ALIA and ScHARR (University of Sheffield, UK) bring you a fabulous new online course

Moving into Supervision


Supervisory Skills for library technicians and/or newly qualified professionals

Invest in your career and develop or upgrade your supervisory skills. In this course new information professionals & library technicians will gain an understanding and appreciation for key principles and methods of effective supervision of staff in any type of library or information service.

At the end of this course, participants will:

· Understand the characteristics of effective supervision as it specifically relates to library and information services.

· Identify and utilise specific techniques when supervising the performance and personal development of staff within their own library or information context.

· Describe the main processes required for interviewing, setting performance goals, and evaluating staff performance.

· Develop personal strategies to enable them to plan effectively, manage time, direct, train and motivate staff.

· Engage with fellow participants in discussing issues connected with the supervision of library and information service staff.

When

Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July 2009

Cost

$220 for ALIA members

$300 for non-members

Registration

Registration form is available at http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/pdfs/MOVES.Registration.form.pdf

More information

Course objectives http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/pdfs/Web.COURSE.OBJECTIVES.MOVES.pdf

FOLIOz FAQs http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/pdfs/FAQ.2009.pdf

For more details contact Judy Brooker on 1800 020 071 or email judy.brooker@alia.org.au ALIA Professional Development and Careers Manager or visit http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/

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Career Development Workshop – library and information

Posted by bronwynr on April 17, 2009

Career Development Workshop

Monday May 11

8:45am – 4:45pm

National Library Conference Room (4th floor)

$110 (ALIA members) or $150 (non-members)

Are you currently evaluating where you are with your career in the library and information sector? Are you looking to find some strategies to change or develop your career?  Dr. Gilliam Hallam  (http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=65) from the School of Information Systems at QUT is coming to Canberra and will be providing an overview of the state of the library and information management sector, as well as sharing some insights into the career development experiences of previous and current library and information workers. Another focal point for the day’s activities will be on personal review/analysis at the individual level in regards to progressing one’s career development. The workshop has value for all work levels, from library students to people in management positions.

To see the complete program and to register, please go to the ALIA URLS website at http://www.alia.org.au/groups/urlsact/.  Registrations close on Friday 1 May so don’t delay!

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ALIA Public Libraries Summit

Posted by bronwynr on April 11, 2009

http://www.alia.org.au/summit09/

The ALIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the new date for the ALIA Public Libraries Summit is 16 July 2009.

We are delighted that Senator Ursula Stephens, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector, and Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Prime Minister for Social Inclusion, will open the Summit.

How can you get involved?

· read the submissions on the Summit website

· make comments and give feedback on the submissions (details below)

· public libraries can continue to develop and confirm their library ambassador program

· read the Summit blog for updates

Send your comments and feedback on the submissions to the ALIA Summit Project Officer, Marion Nicolson, marion.nicolson@alia.org.au

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Promoting and Marketing Library and Information Services

Posted by bronwynr on March 4, 2009

brought to you by ALIA and ScHARR (University of Sheffield, UK) bring you

 In these tough economic times, gain an understanding and appreciation for the value and importance of marketing and promotion in any type of library or information service and you will be able to:

·         Identify considerations when selecting specific marketing or promotion methods for use within their own library or information context.

·         Identify and evaluate approaches that might prove successful within the context of a local libraries awareness week.

·         Describe the main considerations when planning and implementing a marketing strategy.

·         Engage with fellow participants in discussing issues connected with the marketing and promotion of information services.

 When

Monday 23rd March – Friday 8th May 2009

 Cost

$220 for ALIA members

$300 for non-members

 Registration

Registration form is available at http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/pdfs/PROMISE.Registration.form.pdf

 More information

Course objectives http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/pdfs/Web.COURSE.OBJECTIVES.PROMISE.pdf

FOLIOz FAQs http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/pdfs/FAQ.2009.pdf

 For more details contact Judy Brooker on 1800 020 071  or visit http://www.alia.org.au/education/pd/workshops/

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Leadership for Library Technicians

Posted by bronwynr on March 2, 2009

Would you like to:

improve your work potential?

learn how to become a vital link in your organisation?

You don’t have to have the top job to be a leader. Come and find out how you can achieve success and inspire others!

ALIA NSW Library Technicians Group is running another “Leadership for Library Technicians” workshop on Saturday, 4th April, 2009 due tato continued demand.

The objective of the workshop is to provide participants with knowledge of power within organisations, leadership styles and ways that can bring out your leadership potential.

Venue: Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy Training Centre, Lawson Street, Eastwood, Sydney (opposite Brush Farm Park).

Transport: Parking in grounds available or pick-up from Eastwood station can be arranged on request.

Date: Saturday 4th April, 2009

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Cost: $20.00 for ALIA members and students. $30.00 for non-members.

Payment on the day only (cash or cheque).

RSVP and enquiries to Kevin Dudeney; kevin.dudeney at dcs dot nsw dot gov dotau (phone: 9804 5448) or Jennifer Dyer (see below) by Thursday 2nd April 2009

Jennifer Dyer Phone: 9644 9109 Ext 111 j.dyer at bigpond dot net dot au

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4 online courses

Posted by bronwynr on February 17, 2009

ALIA and ScHARR (University of Sheffield, UK) bring you a series of 4 online courses – FOLIOz (Facilitated Online Learning as an Interactive Opportunity)

Add these fantastic workshops to your 2009 calendar Promoting and Marketing Library and Information Services’ (PROMISE)

Monday 23rd March – Friday 8th May 2009. Cost $220 for ALIA members Moving into Supervision: Supervisory skills for library technicians and/or newly qualified professionals (MOVES)

Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July 2009. Cost $220 for ALIA members Managing for Service Quality (MSQ)

Monday 24th August – Friday 9th October 2009. Cost $220 for ALIA members Maximising the impact of your service (Maxim)

Monday 30th November 2009 – Friday 22nd January 2010 (including a two-week break 21st December-4th January). Cost $270 for ALIA members

For more details contact Judy Brooker on 1800 020 071 or email judy dot brooker at alia dot org dot au   ALIA Professional Development and Careers Manager for further details

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