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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 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 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.


Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July 2009


$220 for ALIA members

$300 for non-members


Registration form is available at

More information

Course objectives


For more details contact Judy Brooker on 1800 020 071 or email ALIA Professional Development and Careers Manager or visit

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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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ALIA 2009 National Library and Information Technicians Conference

Posted by bronwynr on October 23, 2008

First Announcement and Call for Papers


The 2009 ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre 15-18 September 2009.


Using the theme ‘Technology-Technique-Unique’, Adelaide 2009 intends to address issues of

interest and concern to the contemporary Library and Information Services industry.


The organising committee invites you to submit conference papers, tutorials and interactive workshop presentations that fit within the daily themes of Technology, Technique, Unique.


Technology is defined as ‘knowledge and use of the mechanical arts and applied science’.  Within this framework the committee would like to receive papers that discuss various aspects on the use of technology, its benefits and disadvantages, the progress of technology and the resultant winners and losers.  


Technique, defined as ‘mechanical skills in art, skilful manipulation of situations, people or resources’. This is ‘how we do things’, papers addressing issues such as work-life balance, doing more with less, dealing with change or papers addressing new ways of working, problem solving, implementing innovative ideas or new approaches to professional development are sought for this category.


Unique is ‘being the only one of its kind, unusual, remarkable’.  For this theme the committee encourages presenters to let their imagination roam, the field is wide open.  Each one of us has a unique story to tell, if you would like to share, this is your opportunity.  First time presenters are welcome and Team Adelaide 2009 will offer support and direction to help you present your paper in a confident and professional manner.


For full details please visit the Conference Web site at

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