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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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Seminar: Information practices in primary school

Posted by bronwynr on May 9, 2009

Speaker: Anna Lundh, visiting doctoral candidate
The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in contemporary Society (LinCS), Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS),University of Borås and University of Gothenburg
Seminar: Information practices in primary school
Date: Thursday May 14
Time: 5.30 7pm
Venue: University of Technology Sydney – City Campus
CB10.07.114 (for those unfamiliar with UTS, please see map http://www.uts.edu.au/about/mapsdirections/bway.html )
***Light refreshments will be provided!***
About the Seminar:
In this seminar Anna will present her ongoing doctoral work which focuses on information activities and information practices in primary school. The setting for the study is two Swedish third-year forms where children (generally 9 year olds) are working with research or inquiry- based/problem-based assignments.

Annas thesis is related to the research field within library and information science called information needs, seeking and use (INSU), as well as to the field of information literacy. The thesis also builds on a sociocultural perspective on learning, particularly on the school of thought that originates in the work of the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. Her work is also influenced by the new sociology of childhood.

During this talk Anna will focus on the methodology used in the studies, namely visual ethnography and interaction analysis. Using a camcorder during the ethnographical fieldwork makes it possible for the researcher to carry out a detailed analysis of children interacting with each other, with the educators and with the tools used for information seeking and use. It also enables a focus on the visual aspects of the practices studied, which requires new ways of presenting the empirical material.
For more information about Anna, visit: http://www.adm.hb.se/~alu/index.htm

About The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in contemporary Society (LinCS),
LinCS is a national centre of excellence funded by the Swedish Research Council and with additional funding from several agencies. The focus of the research is on issues of the relationship between learning and media, in particular how digital technologies and media transform how knowledge and information circulate in society, and the implications of these developments for learning at the individual and collective level. The research projects include studies of learning in educational settings (in various subjects and areas), at work places (hospitals, industry, design etc.), and in virtual environments and communities.
For more information about LinCS, visit http://www.ipd.gu.se/english/research/research_programmes/lincs/

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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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YALA to offer online courses

Posted by bronwynr on April 28, 2009

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), opened registration for two online courses for Summer 2009: “Pain in the Brain:  Adolescent Development and Library Behavior” (Beth Gallaway) and “Beyond Booklists:  Serving Today’s Diverse Teens” (Jennifer Velasquez).

Both of YALSA’s Summer 2009 courses meet for four weeks. Courses begin June 1. To read course descriptions, please visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/onlinecourses/info.cfm

Registration for YALSA’s online courses is available at www.ala.org/yalsa.  Four-week courses cost $US 135 for YALSA members, $US 175 for ALA members and $US 195 for nonmembers.  Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, and all YALSA e-courses are available for licensing; contact Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387, for more information.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about these awards or for additional lists of recommended reading, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists. For more information about YALSA, please contact us via e-mail, yalsa@ala.org, or by phone, at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 4390.

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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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The Library and Information Science Education 2.0 blog is now live!

Posted by bronwynr on April 5, 2009

Funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, and lead by Associate Professor Helen Partridge of the Queensland University of Technology, this project is investigating the specific skills and knowledge required of us, as LIS professionals, as we move into the web 2.0 age.  The project is also exploring the way in which Australia’s LIS education is best able to equip future LIS professionals with these changing skills and knowledge.
This project needs you! All LIS professionals from across Australia are invited to become involved in the project.
Whether you are involved in public, special, academic, or one-person libraries, or in a completely different type of organisation, whether you are current or future professionals or educators, or simply someone with a legitimate interest in the area – we would like to welcome you to visit our blog.
There you will be able to find out more about the project, access interesting resources, and most of all join in the discussion of this important issue!
This is your chance, as members of the Australian LIS community, to contribute your own ideas and opinions on an issue that is sure to affect every one of us, as we continue to incorporate collaborative online technologies into our libraries and workplaces. We have even set up a special page to inspire you and get the discussion started.
So please take the time to use the blog to share your own views with others as to the skills and knowledge we will require as we evolve into so-called ‘web 2.0 professionals’.
Remember also to check back regularly as the blog will be continually added to.
You will find the blog at http://liseducation.wordpress.com/ – we hope to see you there soon!
Want to know more? Please contact Helen Partridge at h.partridge@qut.edu.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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