Brisbane: NLS8 Wrap Up

Brought to you by ALIA QLD and ALIA Student and New Graduates Group.

Were you stuck in Queensland for NLS8? No problem, we have you covered! Join us in Brisbane for our NLS8 Wrap Up as we talk with NLS8 presenters and delegates. Hear about what happened in Canberra at the 8th New Librarians’ Symposium, what were the themes, what ideas were sparked, how inspiring were the keynote speakers? (Here’s a hint, very inspiring!)


Details of the event are –

When: Tuesday 11th July | 5:45pm – 7:00pm – networking opportunities available from 5:30pm and after 7pm.

Where: Brisbane Square Library, Level 2, the End Room

How:     RSVP to

Cost:     Free for members, $5 for non-members


We are very lucky to present the following speakers for the NLS8 Wrap Up to you –

Amy Walduck – ALIA State Manager for Queensland

Amy was a Co-Convenor for NLS8, presented a workshop, AND sat on a panel.

Getting down and dirty: Modern realities of special libraries (a masterclass)

Styled for success: A panel discussion on fashion, individuality and dressing professionally for the library and information sector

Hear all about her NLS8 experience from the superwoman herself!


Kylie Burgess – Moreton Bay Regional Library

Kylie was one of the student bursary winners and is also an ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator. Hear about Kylie’s experience as an NLS8 delegate and bursary winner and her key take-aways from the symposium.


Eleanor Colla – University of Queensland

Eleanor, the 2016 QULOC Graduate, presented at NLS8 on her experiences with knowledge management.

From chaos to calm through storytelling and community building in GLAM and beyond: A journey and conversation about Knowledge Management

Learn about knowledge management as Eleanor takes you through her presentation.


Anie Woskanian and Naidene Sartori – Griffith University

Anie and Naidene attended NLS8 as delegates. In our NLS8 Wrap Up they will share what they learned and experienced at the symposium first hand.


Michael Hawks and Maddy Medlycott – Queensland University of Technology

Michael and Maddy were first time presenters and put together a workshop at NLS8.

Librarians and Dragons

Hear all about their workshop that combines transferable skills and gamification.


Come along to Brisbane’s NLS8 Wrap Up and hear from these amazing speakers. It will be as if you were at NLS8 yourself!

Don’t forget to RSVP to

NLS8Wrap Up

Brisbane – ALIA QLD Mini-Conference

Do you want to get a taste of the conference experience a little closer to home?  ALIA QLD mini-conference is back and the theme for this year is: LIBRARY HACKS. You can attend in-person or if you’re feeling adventurous and have something to say, why not submit a paper? See below for more details!

ALIA Queensland would like to hear from you if you are interested in presenting a paper, workshop or other interactive activity at the 2016 Library Hacks Mini Conference.

Submissions will need to reflect the LIBRARY HACKS theme and may include the following ideas:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Disruptive technologies
  • New generation gallery/library/archive/museums
  • Service innovation
  • Mashups and apps
  • Real solutions to real problems

Naturally you are not limited to these suggestions, the only limit is your own experience and imagination!

Please send us an outline (no more than 200 words) of either:

  • A 15 minute presentation
  • A 30 minute workshop or other interactive activity

Submissions should be made by completing the online form by 16 September 2016. Selected speakers will be advised by 7th October 2016.

WHEN: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM

WHERE: Brisbane Square Library
266 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000


The registration page is now open:

$65 – ALIA members
$85 – non-members
$50 – students