ALIA Board election: Meet your candidates (7/3/17)


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It’s that time of year again. ALIA Board elections are coming!

In our role of representing and advocating for new graduates in the past we have invited candidates for the ALIA Board election to respond to a set number of questions about issues and concerns relevant to our community. This year, the committee decided to do something a bit different and have invited the ALIA Board candidates to #auslibchat!

Missed this chat? Catch up on the Storify.

Here are your questions!

Q1. What was your first GLAMR job? #auslibchat

Q2. How were you supported in your early career by ALIA or other professional organisations? What would you change/do differently? #auslibchat

Q3. What would you do to champion new gen professionals & new grads in an environment that is increasingly difficult to find a job? #auslibchat

Q4. What role does ALIA have to play in the critical l’ship movement? How does this relate to future strategy and action? #auslibchat

Q5. How can the profession continue to grow & develop? What role do you see for new gen professionals right now? #auslibchat

For each question, we’ll open the floor for the candidates to respond first, and then participants can jump in and keep the conversation going.

Here are their Twitter handles to look out for:

Alicia Cohen – @Alicia_Cohen

Jonathon Guppy – @JonnyGup

Clare O’Dwyer – @MrsChurchill1

Anne Reddacliff – @AMoodiLibrarian

If you didn’t make the chat, a Storify has been created to collate all the tweets as usual.

A huge thanks to all the candidates for joining us for this #auslibchat !

You can find further information about this year’s candidates on the ALIA website. Voting begins on Monday 6th March.