October Newsletter

ALIA Students and New GraduatesOctober 2017

 

Welcome to the ALIA Students and New Graduates’ secondly monthly update!

We hope you found our September Newsletter a useful resource for keeping track of all the events, post-event wrap ups and other exciting things ALIA SNGG got up to in September. The October Newsletter will function in the same way – so be sure to bookmark this blog post and check back regularly throughout the month as upcoming events are announced and new content is added to the blog.

Enjoy!

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Canberra – Key Selection Criteria Workshop Wrap Up

How can I stand out from the crowd when I apply for my next job and if I am not successful how can my next application be better? These are two questions I wanted students and new graduates to get answers for after attending our KSC workshop. Long story short. I got my answers, and so much more.

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ALIA SNGG September Update

ALIA Students and New GraduatesSeptember 2017

 

Welcome to the ALIA Students and New Graduates’ first monthly update!

At the beginning of each month we will update you on what we’re up to and what events you can look forward to.   We will also keep you up to date on the latest from the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.

Let us know what you think in the comments, as this is a work in progress.  As the month goes on, we will update this post with any new events for this month, so be sure to bookmark this post and check back throughout the month.

So, without further ado, we present our very first update! Enjoy!

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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