Program launched – NLS5 Encore in Brisbane

ALIA New Graduates Group (QLD) and QUT Information Studies Group are very excited to announce the program for the upcoming NLS5 Encore.

The program includes four NLS5 presenters, two workshops and presentations
from those who attended the 5th New Librarians’ Symposium, held in Perth in
September. NLS5 Encore aims to energise and encourage new (and not so new) information
professionals by providing a taste of the excitement and buzz generated at NLS5.

When: Saturday 19th November, 10am – 2.30pm (Registration from 9.45am and
drinks will follow the conclusion of the program)
Where: QUT S Block, 12th Floor OJW Room
RSVP to Kelly Johnson –
Cost: ALIA members $15, non-ALIA members $20
Lunch will be provided.

All welcome who wish to either revisit their NLS5 experience or grab a peek
at what they wanted to see from the NLS5 program.

Don’t forget New Grads you can win free registration to NLS5 Encore!!!
– Sponsored by QUT Information Studies Group.

For more information about the event and program, check out the website.

NLS5 Encore in Brisbane – Date Claimer

Did you miss NLS5 in Perth this year? Did you go and want to share your experiences? Do you want to improve your CV and selection criteria writing? Do you want to find out how to get more out of your PLN and personal branding?

Well you can at NLS5 Encore! ALIA New Graduates Group QLD, with QUT Information Studies Group (QUT ISG), is bringing the energy and excitement from this year’s ALIA New Librarian’s Symposium (NLS5) to Brisbane for a half-day taster of NLS topics for students, new graduates and anyone who wants to take the next step in their career.

More information, including full speaker and program details coming soon!

When: Saturday, Nov 19th
Time: Registration opens 9:45am. Session 1: 10-12:30pm. Session 2: 12:30-2:30pm.
Both sessions include lunch.
Where: QUT, S Block, OJW Room
Price: Members $15, Non-members $20
RSVP to Kelly by Saturday, Nov 12th at:

All welcome. Mark NLS5 Encore in your calendars!

Why, why go to NLS5? Let these clever folk tell you!

The New Librarians Symposium (NLS) is one of the most exciting events on the ALIA calendar; a whole conference dedicated to the issues, ideas and aspirations of the next generation of library professionals? Awesome!

ALIA’s New Generation Advisory Committee is a passionate supporter of this event; many of the members have attended an NLS over the years, and some of us have even presented – we know it’s not an experience to be missed. This year we were super-excited to be able to offer one lucky new graduate or student the chance to win free registration to NLS5! Continue reading

Need help with your conference abstract for NLS5?

Have no fear the W.A. New Grad EOY spectacular is here!

We’ve been making our list, checking it twice and arranging the contents for shopping ease and what have we realised?
That the W.A. New Graduates group End of Year Spectacular is next week! Woo Hoo!!!! And we have a massive line up of great things:

With the buzz of NLS5 abstract submissions opening we’ve roped in Vicky Carlyon, recent ALIA Access presenter, to give us some tips and tricks for submitting a successful abstract for a conference. We are also pleased to announce that Carol Newton Smith, ALIA Local Liaison for WA, will be joining us to share her insight and experience. And don’t forget my illustrious co-coordinator Gemma Lyon, a first time speaker at NLS4, will be there to share her experiences and to answer all your burning questions about its really like being a first time presenter.

Plus we also have heaps of great lightning talks lined up including:
• Delivering Information Literacy in remote indigenous communities
• Being a first time manager
• Mathias’ spotlight and many more!

So join us:

Wednesday 15th December, 5.30pm onwards
Rifo’s Café, Victoria Park

For all of you who don’t live in W.A. we’ve got your back. We’ll be reporting back with the creme del la creme of the adivce offered.

Also we’re happy to take any questions you have and pose them to our guest speakers. Just leave a comment or send us an email.

Attendees please RSVP to Hayley

Drop-ins and non-library friends also very welcome!