We want you! ALIA NGAC call for new members

Who are we?

The New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) exists to support and represent new library and information services (LIS) professionals and students and strengthen their participation and engagement with ALIA. NGAC provides advice to the ALIA Board of Directors on topics relevant to students and new professionals and aims to provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and engagement. One of NGAC’s top priorities is the monthly #AusLibChat event, which aims to provide a space for discussion and networking around issues relevant to new generation GLAM workers.

Who are we looking for?

NGAC currently have a membership vacancy. We are looking for new members who are enthusiastic to make a contribution to the LIS profession in Australia.

NGAC members can be located anywhere in Australia and don’t need to live in a metropolitan area. Applications from potential members in rural areas across Australia are encouraged to ensure that NGAC represents a range of experiences across the country. NGAC actively supports an inclusive and diverse profession. Potential members of any cultural, racial or gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical ability are encouraged to apply.

NGAC members do not need to work in a library, however they must be (or be prepared to become) an Associate or Allied Field Member of ALIA. We are also keen to hear from potential members working (or looking to work) in sectors related to LIS (eg. Archives, Museums, Galleries, Records Management).

What are the benefits of being a member of NGAC?

NGAC membership provides exciting opportunities to:

  • Learn what an advisory committee does.
  • Actively participate in a professional development activity.
  • Grow your personal learning network.
  • Engage in leadership and collaboration to enact change.
  • Further develop teamwork skills with like-minded peers.
  • Develop skills in project management, leadership, research, social media and online community development including design, and writing for the Board, publications and the web.

Essential Criteria:

The successful candidates will:

  • Be (or be prepared to become) an Associate or Allied Field Member of ALIA
  • Have qualified in the last 7 years
  • Possess knowledge of the needs and experiences of new generation professional
  • Actively use social media, or show a willingness to learn more about using social media in a professional environment
  • Have awareness of or experience with surveys/data collection
  • Be self-motivated and committed

Desirable Criteria:

The successful candidates may also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent communication skills (such as written communication, presentation or visual design skills).
  • Demonstrated skills or the desire to develop skills in the areas of research and data analysis, marketing and/or graphic design

Position expectations:

Successful candidates must be able to commit to:

  • Meet monthly via teleconference (meetings are currently held on the second Wednesday of every month)
  • Chair meetings and take minutes on a roster.
  • Tweeting from the NGAC Twitter account on a roster.
  • Contribute to the projects, planning and events of the committee (including monthly #AusLibChat events).
  • Contribute to fulfilling actions and reporting responsibilities in a timely manner.
  • Act ethically, professionally, and positively when representing ALIA in events and communication, especially in regard to confidentiality.

How to apply to become an NGAC member:

To submit an expression of interest in becoming a member of NGAC, please email a cover letter addressing these criteria as well as a brief resume to aliangac@gmail.com by Monday October 10 2022. If you use Twitter, please include your Twitter handle!

If you have any questions about being an NGAC member please email aliangac@gmail.com with the subject line NGAC Inquiry. For questions about ALIA membership and involvement, please contact ALIA Chief Executive Officer (enquiry@alia.org.au) with the subject line NGAC Inquiry.


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