Key Selection Criteria workshop – Canberra

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The ACT Students and New Graduates Group are holding a Key Selection Criteria (KSC) workshop at the National Library, come join us! Hear about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to writing KSC and how to stand out from the crowd. If nothing else, we hope you leave the event more confident about applying for your next job.

We have some wonderful speakers from the University of Canberra Library, The National Library of Australia, ACT Libraries and the Federal Government who are all keen to help you create the best possible job application.

WHEN: September 5, 2017 from 5.30pm-7.00pm
WHERE: Ferguson Room at The National Library of Australia
COST: Free for ALIA Members / $5 for Non ALIA Members
R.S.V.P alia.act.newgrad@gmail.com (with your ALIA Member No.)

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Cheers,

Cindy Nguyen and Chris Sonneveld
ALIA Student and New Graduate (ACT) Coordinators

 

ACT Event: NLS8 wrap up

Jade, Cindy and I knew that the New Librarians Symposium was going to be amazing, that before it started we decided to organise a wrap up event. We also knew that not everyone would be able to get to NLS8, but hearing about it from those who did would be the next best thing.

On our panel we had Chery Gladman, who volunteered at the conference and was given the opportunity to attend part of the conference as an thank you for her help. We also had David Faraker and Charissa O’Sullivan from the Australian Parliamentary Library who attended as well as ALIA’s ACT State Manager, Jade Koekoe who ran her own DIY Marketing for Libraries workshop at NLS8.

As the moderator, I had the privilege of asking our panel a variety of questions surrounding NLS8. Our panel responded by providing an overview of NLS8 as well as an insight into their thoughts of the 3 day conference. We touched on librarian health and well being, DIY research, being your genuine self and the available resources of prison libraries. We also asked our panel to highlight some potential workshops and lectures that they might like to see at the next New Librarian Symposium in 2019.

Overall, the event was a huge success due in part to Cindy’s cheese and dip platter and my artistic videography through Facebook Live. If you are interested you can watch the whole panel on ALIA SNGG’s Facebook Page.

 

Again, thank you to all our panel members for participating and to all of our attendees.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Key Selection Criteria workshop on the 5th September 5:30pm at the NLA.

Chris Sonneveld

Canberra: Midwinter Dinner

Collaborations are great, and ACT SNGG had a fantastic time with ALIA URLs putting together this year’s Midwinter Dinner.

As it is ALIA’s 80th Birthday this year, it was agreed that a venue that had a 1930’s feel would be amazing and we were lucky enough to book the historic Hyatt Hotel. On top of a great venue, we had a birthday cake, trivia and everyone came in their best 1930’s outfits. The highlights of the night for us were picking a best dressed and hearing Sue McKerracher’s speech, in which she was a Director visiting the colonies and giving library staff a motivational talk. The following is a short extract from Sue’s speech, she suggests reading it with an upper crust English accent :

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Canberra: ALIA ACT Midwinter Dinner

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The ALIA URLs ACT are very pleased to invite you all to an extra special ALIA Midwinter Dinner. It’s ALIA’s 80th birthday this year, and we are celebrating 1930’s style! As it’s so special it will be held in the very beautiful and theme-appropriate Hyatt Hotel. So get out your best 1930’s outfit and come along to celebrate.

There will be lucky door prizes for the best dressed, and a special birthday cake for ALIA.

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Promenade Café, Hyatt Hotel. 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Cost: $58 pp for a Buffet Dinner including tea and coffee
Register and prepay: https://membership.alia.org.au/events/event/act_midwinter_dinner
Everyone welcome – both members and non-members!

Canberra: NLS8 Wrap Up

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In the ACT? Hungry for more GLAMR content? Missed out on NLS8? Join the ACT ALIA Student New Graduate Group for the NLS8 Wrap Up!

Come and hear from panellists and volunteers about the whole experience at NLS8 and have a chance to ask questions and network with a groovy bunch of people.

 

WHEN: July 25, 2017 from 5.30pm-7.00pm

WHERE: Ferguson Room at The National Library of Australia

COST: Free for ALIA Members/ $5 for Non ALIA Members

R.S.V.P @ alia.act.newgrad@gmail.com

 

Refreshments will of course be provided 🙂

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

 

Cheers,

Cindy Nguyen and Chris Sonneveld

ALIA Student and New Graduate (ACT) Coordinators