5 reasons to apply for ALIA NGAC now!

The ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) is currently looking for two new members. Being a member of NGAC is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the LIS profession in Australia and your professional development.

Thank you to those who have already submitted expressions of interest. To those who are yet to decide, this post’s for you.

Expressions of interest are due this Friday, 4 March COB.

Be a part of a conversation in making difference to new information professionals’ experience.

The ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee is your direct link to the ALIA Board. Through our engagement with the professional community, online and face-to-face, we have our eyes and ears out for issues, trends and concerns related to new library and information professionals. We help raise and advise on these with the Association towards better services and initiatives, and in turn, strengthen the future of our profession.

Earn PD points towards becoming a ALIA Certified Practitioner.

Did you know you can earn up to 15 PD points per year as an NGAC member? Fast track your path to becoming a certified practitioner and gain valuable experience in shaping ALIA services and responses to new library and information professional issues. You will develop a better understanding of the profession, its pressures, influences and trends, and make connections between the bigger picture and your every day working context.

Grow your personal learning network and collaborate with some fabulous people from around Australia (if I may say so myself).

As a team, we are a vibrant lot who share a vision in developing opportunities for new library and information professionals to engage with ALIA and the wider profession. We come from a variety of backgrounds and working contexts and we share our experiences, skills and knowledge. Together, we can achieve some pretty awesome things this year.

Develop your skill set. Learn teamwork, organisational and project management skills.

The work NGAC does requires us to be open to others’ ideas and work collaboratively in a mostly online environment. We need to develop technological skills, both to engage with new library and information professionals in social media channels as well as the tools which help us work, like Google Drive, Skype, etc. We need to keep on top of our various projects and initiatives. Co-ordinating tasks and communicating well between each other is so important to achieving outcomes.

Bring out your awesome.

Being a part of ALIA NGAC is an opportunity to bring out the skills, special talents and knowledge you might not have a chance to use or develop in your current work. Step out of the every day and bring out your awesomeness by contributing to the profession. Being a part of ALIA NGAC fuels passion for this profession, as well as provides an avenue to express it and put it to work. This might be the professional development opportunity you’re looking for.


If you have any questions about the ALIA NGAC positions, I’d like to suggest you read the FAQs post first, then have a look at the position description and selection criteria. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me (acrystelle@gmail.com) with the subject line NGAC Inquiry.

But you only have 4 days left! So get that expression of interest submitted now!

Oh, and did I mention expressions of interest are due this Friday, 4 March COB?

🙂

Alisa Howlett – Chair, ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee

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