Okay folks, the other event of the year is arriving. The ALIA conference in Melbourne is just around the corner, and we wanted to combine our love of social networking and libraries with our love of knitwear. It’s time to break out your Librarian Toolkit Standard Issue cardigan, because we’re hosting the 2014 students and new graduates tweetup – the ALIA Cardi Party!
The rules are simple: be in town on Tuesday 16th September. Head to the Atrium Bar at the Pullman Hotel, Melbourne. Grab your favourite/most hideous/most spectacular cardigan, and your (insert amazing smartphone/table device here) and start tweeting! It’s your chance to connect with students, new graduates, librarians and information professionals that you might not meet on a regular basis. Share ideas, swap stories, and start networking!
Be conservative, be classic, be crafty or be crazy: we want you to feel comfortable so if you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, head over to our super cool Pinterest board for some cardi ideas. We’ve got everything, from Whovians, cats , and Neville Longbottom, to rockabilly girls, James Bond, and (quite frankly), some of the most terrifying knits to ever find themselves gracing the front pages of craft patterns.
ADD THESE DETAILS TO YOUR ALIA CONFERENCE CALENDAR:
Date: Tuesday, 16th September (first full day of the conference)
Time: 7:15-7:30pm approx, just after the Welcome Reception
Location: Pullman Hotel, Atrium Bar. Look for the cardigans
Who’s invited: everyone! Students, new graduates, professionals, and library lovers.
Important: you do not need to be attending the conference to join in this event: it is completely open access, so if you can’t make the main event, don’t fret!
Follow us on twitter, and start using the hashtag #ALIAcardiganparty. Show us your cable knits!