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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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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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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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ALIA Information Online 2009 is only one week away.

Posted by bronwynr on January 13, 2009

 

Some places are available for the ALIA Information Online satellite workshops (but  they are filling fast).

Register now at www.information-online.com.au to avoid disappointment.

Writing for the web presented by Dey Alexander
Date: Monday 19 January 2009
Price: $350 for ALIA members, $450 for Non-members
Hands on, practical tips and tricks for anyone who contributes web or intranet content.

Managing Digitisation Projects presented by Mal Booth
Date: Monday 19  January 2009
Price: $200 for ALIA members , $300 for Non-members
Look at issues relevant to libraries like what to digitise and why you’d consider (or not) doing it.

Thinking About the Future presented by Andy Hines
Date: Friday 23 January   
Price: $200 for ALIA members,  $300 for Non-members
Prepare for the future in a way that identifies and avoids risks AND uncovers a wide-range of potential opportunities.

Train the Info Pro Trainer presented by Maree Lipschitz
Date: Friday  23 January 2009
Price: $350 for ALIA members, $450 for Non-members
Learn methods for  interacting with your audience to maximise their learning experience and make it easier for you!

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ALIA Metcalfe Award goes to Kate Davis

Posted by bronwynr on December 5, 2008

The ALIA Board of Directors is delighted to announce that a Metcalfe Award has been awarded to Kate Davis.

The Metcalfe Award recognises high achievement by a personal financial member in their first five years of practice in libraries and information services. http://www.alia.org.au/awards/metcalfe.award/

The Award commemorates John Metcalfe and his contribution to librarianship and library education. John Metcalfe was New South Wales state librarian before he became university librarian of the University of New South Wales. He established the Australian Institute of Librarians, later to be renamed the Library Association of Australia and served a term as president of each.

Kate Davis is an outstanding candidate for the Metcalfe Award. She has contributed to the profession through her work in national and public libraries, and has supported her new generation/graduate colleagues through her very active participation in newgen groups, the New Librarians Symposium and through personal support to her colleagues. 

Kate will be presented with the Award on 5 December 2008 at the ALIA New Librarians Symposium in Melbourne.

 

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Loan yourself out to The Librarians!

Posted by bronwynr on November 21, 2008

ALIA and Gristmill Productions are giving the exclusive opportunity for two* ALIA members to be an extra on the set of The Librarians 2!

 The new series of The Librarians is about to begin production and will be screened on ABC next year. You have a chance to join Frances Middleton and her staff on the set, meet the writers and the production team – and be a real (ALIA) star!

TO BE IN THE DRAW COMPLETE THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM AND YOU COULD WIN!
However….. you will have to prove your star quality to earn your place. The Middleton Interactive Learning Centre, the set for the second series, will again feature a wall of quotable quotes from ‘famous’ people. You will need to think of your own quirky quote to be in the draw. Your quote should be no more than 25 words, it must be all your own work and you will need to attribute an equally fictitious (but possibly nearly familiar-sounding) author name

Be creative, be funny, be witty, be Zen. But be original!

Competition closes: 5:00pm, 6th December 2008.

Three places in total have been reserved for ALIA members. One place has been set aside for ALIA members who attend NLS4
Full Terms and Conditions are available on the website

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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 http://conferences.alia.org.au/libtec2009/

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Do you want your ALIA Information Online 09 brochure right now?

Posted by bronwynr on October 3, 2008

Download Information Online 09 e-brochure now at www.information-online.com.au What, no hard copy? Being a little “greener” has also allowed us to put more into the conference.

   
And are you eligible for the Registration Grant to attend ALIA Information Online 2009?   Applications must be received by 17 October 2008.
http://www.information-online.com.au/sb_clients/iog/bin/iog_home.cfm?vm_key=C06BAC2A-BFB6-F62F-14ED9130013E7A30

Online Bytes:  Need to know what the sessions are about?  Get some of the key session information at a glance.
<http://www.information-online.com.au/sb_clients/iog/bin/iog_bytes.cfm?vm_key=9222BA8E-9FF8-6983-B215F2647542D0F3>

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