Western Australia – Social start in WA: Event wrap-up

The WA ALIA Students and New Graduates group collaborated with RIMPA WA, the Curtin DIS Alumni and the CURTIS Club for their first event of 2017 – Start Social: Build your professional knowledge network with ALIA and RIMPA.

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The event was held on Thursday 24th February at the Central Institute of Technology in Northbridge, and was attended by over 30 people from diverse backgrounds – students, recent graduates, and seasoned industry professionals from libraries, archives and records management. We invited Jess Pietsch, ALIA WA State Manager, and Lisa Read White, RIMPA WA Branch President, to speak about the role of our professional organisations and the benefits of belonging to a professional community.

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Jess and Lisa spoke about the roles of ALIA and RIMPA in advocating for change, encouraging innovation in our sectors and ‘future-proofing’ our profession. The theme of ‘together, we are stronger’ echoed throughout the evening, as Jess and Lisa reminded us that the professional organisations regularly work together on initiatives, and (to use another cheesy quote) that these organisations are ‘only as good as the sum of their parts’. To ensure the continued success of our professional peak bodies, we need to be on board with supporting them through continued membership.
On the topic of membership, they also spoke about the benefits of joining ALIA and RIMPA, including professional development and training opportunities, mentoring programs, career advisory services, member publications – the list goes on! The second pertinent theme of the evening was ‘ask not what your organisation can do for you, but what you can do for your organisation’. Our peak bodies rely on our support, and there are so many ways to give back – through writing an article for INCITE or IQ Magazine, or joining a committee, or presenting at an event, or even just attending events!
The evening was a fantastic reminder of the amazing work that our peak professional bodies do, and the multitude of ways in which we can support their efforts and make our own contribution – even though something as simple as attending an event. So thanks to all of those who attended, and to our two fabulous speakers Jess and Lisa.
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Western Australia – Start Social: Build your professional knowledge network with ALIA WA and RIMPA

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The WA ALIA Students and New Graduates group, RIMPA WA, Curtin
DIS Alumni and the CURTIS Club invite you to meet the ALIA WA
State Manager, Jess Pietsch, and the RIMPA WA Branch President,
Lisa Read White, at our first event for 2017.

Start Social: Build your professional knowledge network with
ALIA and RIMPA

Jess and Lisa will briefly talk about the role of our professional
organisations and the benefits of belonging to a professional
community. There’ll also be plenty of time for socialising, so what
better way to kick off the year by catching up with new and old friends

When: Thursday 23rd February, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Where: Central Institute of Technology, 30 Aberdeen Street,
Northbridge
Cost: Gold coin donation to cover nibbles and soft drinks

RSVP by Monday 20th February via https://goo.gl/forms/C24P90AG5FHAECZ92

WA Library Fight Club!

Where did you get that bruise?

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What’s this?
A meeting of library people to discuss hot topics, learn from the discussion and put new ideas and concepts to the test. We will find all the arguments and counter–arguments around a topic and voice opinions that might be unpopular but will force us to analyse and rethink current practises.

Everyone who wants a say can have one, and everyone who attends can have a go at giving some kind of opinion – whether sensible or outlandish. Sometimes arguing against what you believe clarifies why you actually believe it. Or you could even find you change your mind.

Our last Library Fight Club was a roaring success, well-attended and well-received by attendees. So we are hoping for the same great turnout for this round!
Of course, we don’t talk about Library Fight Club, but we may tweet/blog it if anyone non-local is interested. Let us know.

When is it on?
Thursday 14th July, 5.30 for 6pm start
The Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Perth WA 6003
RSVP here by the 13th July
This is a free event, but we are expected to buy a few drinks from the bar downstairs.

What will we fight about at the meeting?
“To degree or not to degree? Are formal library qualifications still relevant or could work experience and degrees from other disciplines be better?”

Do I have to prepare?
You can “prepare” if you want, or just have a few opinions in mind. However, be aware that you will be assigned a “side” at random upon arrival.

We hope to see you there!

WA Students & New Grads – Escape Together!

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Calling all WA Students & New Grads!

Escape together! ALIA & RIMPA New Grads and Curtin LIS Alumni networking event: Mystic Clue Cannington, 18 June 2016 at 4.45pm

The ALIA & RIMPA New Grads and Curtin LIS Alumni are hosting a networking event in June! It’s taken us a few months to organise our first event of 2016; we’ve been working to make our gatherings as exciting and worthwhile as ever.

The June event will be held at Mystic Clue, one of Perth’s real-life room escape puzzle adventures. We will be put inside a themed room, in groups of up to eight people, to follow a story, read clues and solve puzzles in order to get out of the room.

The event will be a great way for new library and records people to get to know each other, because team work will be vital for success!

What: Team work and puzzle solving to complete room escape game

Where: Mystic Clue, Unit 7/ 1451 Albany Highway Cannington WA 6107

When: 4.45pm, Saturday 18 June 2016 (the games start at 5pm, latecomers will not be able to join in)

Cost: $30 per person (to be paid on the day)

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/fFjpXlrobFFrHOo23 (by Wednesday 15 June)

Each room escape game can take up to 90 minutes from 5pm. If any team gets really confused the owners will give them extra clues, it’s meant to be fun not frustrating! Make sure you eat before you come as no food or drink is allowed in the rooms.

It is very important that everyone arrives on time, as we will enter the rooms at 5pm and once we are in no one else can join in. We don’t want anyone to get left out!

Take a look at the website for more information: http://mysticclue.com.au/

Please RSVP if you would like to come. We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

ALIA New Grads Movie Night -WA

Hello all,

As summer winds down, spend a cool evening with the ALIA New Grads watching a movie at UWA Somerville Auditorium.

Come before the movie starts, bring a container of food and we’ll have a sunset picnic.

If you haven’t met us before, keep an eye out for people wearing red, and we’ll be easy to spot.

The movie we’ve picked is “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter”. What if the movie Fargo was real? Would there still be a suitcase of money buried in North Dakota. Kumiko, a Japanese office worker, intends to find out – and it becomes her obsession.

 What: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (film)

Where: Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy

When: Friday, March 20th, meet at 6pm, film begins at 7:30pm

Cost: $17 at the door ($12.50 for full time students). Tickets can also be purchased in advance.

Bring: blanket or cushion, picnic style food to share (food also available for purchase)

RSVPLydia.dawe@nd.edu.au