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August Newsletter

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August 2018

Welcome to the news for August!  

It might still be cold outside but August is proving to be another busy month with lots happening online and across the country.

Remember to check back with this newsletter throughout the month for updates on what we’re up on online and in your state.

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Public Special (7/8/2018)

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The topic for August’s #auslibchat is Public Libraries. Whether you work at them, regularly use them or love them from afar. Here’s the questions:

Q1. Are you a member of your local public library? Why/why not?

Q2. From toddler storytime to tech savvy seniors, how does your public library address the diverse needs of your community?

Q3. What does your public library need more or less of?

Q4. How does your public library communicate with local communities? Does your library engage in advocacy?

Q5. What are your recommendations for professional development and resources for public library staff?

Image credit: Mobile library 1950 via the State Library of New South Wales

GLAMR Professional Profile – Amy McKenzie

Amy McKenzieThis month we meet Amy McKenzie, a Collection Liaison Specialist Librarian from the State Library of NSW. In this role Amy has the amazing responsibility of developing the State Library’s collection. She works with all kinds of material, but specialises in rare books, artists’ books, and maps. Here Amy talks about the challenges of her job and the qualities that make for a great librarian!
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Introducing CATS of APLIC

Cats of APLICIf you’re active on Twitter you might be wondering exactly what #CATSofAPLIC is all about.

We understand it can be hard to network at the best of times and even harder as a conference newbie! Often you’re attending conference alone, you’re in a new city, or even in a different country – we want to make it easier for you to connect with like-minded people.

So, after some thought, we came up with “CATS” – Connect Achieve Together Socially to help bring people together online and in-person.

What are we doing?

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group are creating a fun way to engage with each other at APLIC. We thought this would be a good way to build professional and social networks and make the conference experience less intimidating.

catsALIA SNGG national co-convenors Maddy Medlycott and Annette Messell will be at APLIC to facilitate a tweet-up discussion every afternoon at the conference. Questions will be posted throughout the day for you to think about, ready to tweet-up a storm at afternoon tea.

We will also have daily activities for you to participate in to make connections with other people.

How can you participate?

  • Get on Twitter and follow @ALIAnewgrads for regular updates about student and new graduate events in Australia.Cat
  • Follow the hashtags #APLIC18 and #CATSofAPLIC to keep up with all the clowder goss. Questions for each afternoon’s tweetup will be posted throughout the morning. Make sure to check them out so you are all ready for the tweetup in the afternoon #beprepared
  • To participate during the afternoon tweetups, have a read of State Library of Queensland’s blog post, How to partake in a live Twitter chat. This will tell you what you need to do to participate. ***Important note for all cats*** Don’t forget to use #CATSofAPLIC in every response, even if it is a retweet. We want all our cats meows to be heard!

But I can’t make it to APLIC….

You can still join the conversation by following the above hashtags. Tweet your questions, reach out to people online, and make some new connections.

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We have a pre-APLIC meetup! If you’re at the Gold Coast early come and meet us for some frivolous fun at Pacific Fair iPlay. Find out all the fun details on our Facebook page.

See you soon!