#auslibchat April 2018 recap: Meet the candidates

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For April’s #auslibchat we asked you, our #auslibchat community, to nominate your questions for the ALIA Board candidates. Thank you to everyone who provided suggestions.

For this month’s recap, we are highlighting responses from the candidates to the questions. Of course, you can find the whole #auslibchat at Wakelet.

Please note that Monika Szunejko (@MonikaSzunejko) was unfortunately unable to participate.

Q1. What was your first GLAMR job?

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Q2. Why would a student or new graduate join ALIA? What do you see as the benefits for this group?

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Q3. What do you consider the biggest issue facing students and new graduates in the next 2 years? What skills and knowledge do you think will set up GLAMR professionals for the future?

Q4. How can ALIA stand up for marginalised & overlooked groups within LIS, such as: Indigenous people, people from rural areas, LGBTQIA+ folx, the unemployed, etc.?

 Q5. What role does ALIA have to play in the critical librarianship movement? How does this relate to future strategy and action?

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Thank you again to all our candidates and participants. We look forward to seeing you in May. Until then,  you can view the entire chat via Wakelet. And don’t forget, you have until 5pm AEST Friday 13th April to vote! 

— ALIA NGAC