Resume and key selection criteria workshop, Melbourne, 14 Aug

If you’re a library and information student or new graduate wanting some insight into how to put together a great application, this event is for you! Professional librarians wanting to brush up on the process are also most welcome.

Our experienced panel will provide you with their unique perspectives on these important documents, which could make you stand out from the crowd next time you apply for a job.

  • Hugh Rundle (Boroondara library)
  • Kim Tairi (Swinburne University of Technology library)
  • Katherine Gallen (RMIT archives)

Not only will you gain insights from established professionals from a range of backgrounds: you’ll also gain a certificate of participation, points in the ALIA PD Scheme, and a chance to chat to other library folk.

  • When:  Wednesday 14th August 2013, 5:45pm for a 6pm start, finishing at approximately 7:30pm
  • Where:  Seminar Room 1, RMIT University Swanston Library, Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne. (Map)
  • Cost: $3 for ALIA members and students. $5 for non-ALIA members.
  • RSVP: Unfortunately this event is full – please email the below address if you’d like to RSVP in case a place opens up

Hope to see you there!

Victorian ALIA New Graduates Group Committee (Pat, Jenny, Susannah, and Nyss)

Save the date:  On 18th September we will also host a seminar on interview techniques. Same time, same place …

Image: Flickr / e_walk (CC BY-NC-SA)  

Job Interview + Networking Skills: NSW New Grads PD Workshop



Job Interview + Networking Skills:
 
An ALIA New Grads NSW Professional Development workshop
 
Performing well in a job interview isn’t just about being a perfect candidate, you need practice and advice! And what better opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and network with colleagues in library land, than an ALIA workshop?
 
This workshop on job interviews skills is designed for new Library and Information Studies (LIS) graduates and students, with short panel presentations from industry professionals on interview skills, networking and developing your professional identity. We’re also excited to run a speed dating session to practice these interview skills in a supportive and friendly environment.
 
PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED TO 25 SO GET IN QUICK!
 
RSVP: 2nd Oct 2012 to: alianewgradnsw@gmail.com
OR to Liz Wiese 0431-617-021
 
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided
 
When: Wednesday 17 October 2012
Time: 6 for 6:30 start -7:30
Where: Chatswood Public Library, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Cost: ALIA Member $5
Non-ALIA member $10
 
Transport: Two minute walk from Chatswood Station
 
Brought to you by your friendly NSW New Grads Coordinators: Hiba Kanj, Liz Wiese and Liz Stokes

Melbourne resume and key selection criteria event, 14 Aug

If you’re a library and information student or new graduate wanting some insight into how to put together a great application for that job that has your name on it, this event is for you! Professional librarians wanting to brush up on the process are also most welcome.
Our experienced panel will provide you with their unique perspectives on these very important documents, which could make you stand out from the crowd next time you apply for a job.

  • Kim Tairi from Swinburne University of Technology
  • Tania Barry from Yarra Plenty Regional Library
  • Judith Ellis  from Enterprise Knowledge

Not only will you gain insights from established professionals from a range of backgrounds: you’ll also gain a certificate of participation, points in the ALIA PD Scheme, an ALIA bag if you’re quick, and a belly full of food as the event is catered for.
When:  Tuesday 14th August 2012, 5:45pm for a 6pm start, finishing up at approximately 7:30pm
Where:  Seminar Room 1, RMIT University Swanston Library, Building 8, Level 5, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
Cost: $3 for ALIA members and students. $5 for non-ALIA members.
(Please try and bring correct change on the night)
RSVP:nparkes@swin.edu.au by Friday 10th August. If you’re an ALIA member, include your membership number in your reply.
Hope to see you there
Save the date:  On Wednesday 19th September we will also host a seminar on interview techniques as a companion to this session. Same time, same place.

Creating an Awesome Proposal Workshop – Brisbane, August 4th

Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development and present at a conference?

The perfect opportunity has arrived! The sixth New Librarians’ Symposium – NLS6 – is coming to Brisbane February 10 – 11, 2013. With mentoring available throughout the process, NLS6 is a great space for first-timers and experienced presenters alike. The call for proposals is out and ALIA New Graduates Group QLD is here to help you.

We welcome anyone interested in submitting a proposal for NLS6 as well as anyone curious about the general process of creating proposals for conferences or other professional submissions. Our facilitators will get you up to speed on the process including how to write for a theme. Bring the ideas you are working on  but don’t worry if you haven’t found your awesome idea yet. We’ll get you started. This event is designed as a safe space to brainstorm and refine your ideas with experienced peers.

And there will be cupcakes!

The details:

When: Saturday, August 4th
Time: 2-4 pm
Where: State Library of Queensland (venue to be confirmed)
Cost: $5 (ALIA member), $7 (non-ALIA members)
Who: Anyone – newbies, old hands and you don’t have to be a “librarian.” The NLS6 theme is Think Different. Be Different. That means information professionals of all stripes are encouraged.
RSVP:  by August 1st to newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com

Queensland’s NewGrads Social Workshop – UPDATE

The topic for the workshop is…..

Career Planning and Management

This event aims to promote collaboration and sharing amongst peers and the opportunity to connect with the local personal learning network. All participants are encouraged to start gathering resources – articles, books, information about events, templates, etc – to contribute to the discussion.

When: Wednesday 24th August, 6pm

Where: Plough Inn, Southbank

RSVPs still welcome! This event is also open to students. Get a headstart to your professional involvement today!

RSVP to: acrystelle@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cheers!

Alisa Howlett

ALIA New Graduates Group QLD

Co ordinator