Symposium Reminder!

Right now in states all over Australia committees and teams are working hard organising an eclectic program and experience for students and graduates who will be attending the 6thNew Librarians Symposium on the 9-11 February.
The New Librarians Symposiums is a professional development event for students and New Graduates, not just librarians but for information professionals. The theme is Think different. Be different.
NLS will provide a rich and diverse professional development and leadership program with new and experienced conference speakers, a chance to network and connect with a plethora of students, new graduates, teachers, new graduate coordinators and people like you who want to connect and learn all in a comfortable and easy going environment. You can find more information about the NLS6 committees, Facebook, Website and twitter @aliaNLS6.
         The Symposium is run as part of the ALIA New Graduates Group. The NGG is a forum for new graduates to communicate and build relationships with networks within the profession. The best ways to communicate and be involved in the discussion of issues relevant to your profession is to subscribe to the new graduates elist and receive information as it comes. Another way is to get into contact with your regional new graduate coordinators who organise professional development training and social gatherings to meet and network in a comfortable setting. Social media via Facebook and Twitter on @aliaNEWGRADS
It is not too far off now, so if you are or know someone who might be interested in attending this Symposium…register now!
Hiba Kanj
National Convener NGG

NLS6 Call for Volunteers

Calling out for volunteers! Here’s your chance to experience NLS6. What would you get out of it? Well apart from the awesome professional development you will get:

  •     free entry into the Symposium
  •     a volunteer T-shirt commemorating the event
  •     free morning tea and lunch
  •     attend a session of your choice

For more info and to register your interest visit our webpage:

WIN a free place at ALIA New Librarians Symposium 2011!

The New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) is excited to offer the chance to win free registration for a new graduate or student to the ALIA 5th New Librarians Symposium (NLS5), held in Perth from 16-18 September 2011.

As part of the ALIA Board of Directors and NGAC’s commitment to providing opportunities for professional development, this competition is designed to enable a new graduate ALIA Associate member or student member currently undertaking an ALIA-recognised tertiary LIS course, who would not otherwise receive funding from their organisation, the chance to attend NLS5.

Competition brief:

“Tell us your story using the NLS5 theme of “Metamorphosis: what will you become today?” using any form of multimedia/new media/digital storytelling, eg. video, podcast, blog entry, Prezi presentation [etc.]. Be creative! Play with the theme! Learn about a new tool! Points are awarded for content and creativity.”


Entry Requirements:
Applicants must:
1. Complete an application form (please email (remove no spam) for the application form).
2. Be personal, financial Associate or student members of ALIA.
3. Have no more than five (5) years since graduation from an ALIA-recognised LIS course.
4. Use freely accessible media/hosting (eg. no payment required to view your entry).
5. Ensure audio/visual entries do not exceed 2 minutes playing time.
6. Include a written rationale/summary of your entry/response to criteria of no more than 50 words.

A panel made up of the NGAC conference sub-committee, ALIA Director: Member Services and an ALIA Board Director will decide the successful applicant using the following criteria:
• How will attending NLS5 enhance your career development? (points/10)
• What contribution will you make to the wider LIS sector as a result of attending this event? (points/10)
• Engagement with the theme of “metamorphosis” (points/5)
• Creative/innovative use of resources available (points/5)
All eligible applications will be considered on merit, and judged anonymously.

– Email (remove nospam) to get an application form (required for entry!)
– Applications close Monday 4th July 2011.

Good luck!