Finding yourself hankering for some Canberra library news? So were we, honestly. Fortunately the team at ACTive ALIA have decided to compile a brief list of some of the goings-on.
Loads of LIS jobs in Canberra at the moment! Seriously. So many. (All adverts are for permanent positions unless stated otherwise)
- ACT Health are hiring a PO1 Reader Services Librarian (Closes 6/9, today!)
- Libraries ACT are hiring several PO1 Librarians (Closes 12/9)
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) are hiring an APS6 Librarian (Closes 10/9)
- Parliamentary Library (DPS) are hiring several PSL2 Library Assistants (Closes 10/9)
- NLA are hiring an EL2 Senior Curator of Pictures and Manuscripts; an EL1 Assistant Director, Oral History and Sound Preservation; and an APS5 Senior Conservator (All jobs close 16/9)
- DPS are also hiring a PSL4 Cataloguing and Metadata Officer (Closes 19/9)
- AIATSIS are hiring an APS6 Archivist (open exclusively to Indigenous applicants) (Closes 19/9)
- ANU Library are hiring an ANU08 Project Coordinator for 6 months to faciliate a collections move (Closes 23/9)
- Ignite recruiters are looking for an APS4 Library Technician on a 2-year contract for a government library (No closing date)
- **STOP PRESS** More NLA jobs! APS4 Trove User Support Officer (closes 30/9) and an APS5 Digital Preservation Officer (closes 23/9)
In conjunction with our friends and overlords at ALIA House, ACTive ALIA are hosting an ALIA Website Renovation Party next Wednesday 12th September. Come try your hand at information architecture while scoffing free wine and pizza. Did we mention FREE WINE AND PIZZA? Register now to secure your spot! It promises to be a great evening.
The University of Canberra’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research is hosting a symposium on Creative and Cultural Futures: Leadership and Change on Friday 12th October, 10am-5pm at UC. Featuring a variety of speakers from all ends of the cultural heritage spectrum, it promises to be a great opportunity to discuss the future of the GLAM sector and its place in broader Australian society. Current UC students and recent alumni can attend for free! (Thanks to Tim Sherratt for the heads-up on this event.)
National Archives of Australia (NAA), in collaboration with UNESCO Memory of the World and the International Council on Archives, are hosting a one-day symposium Lost in the Cloud: Saving Humanity’s Digital Documentary Heritage on Wednesday 3rd October, 9am-4pm at Hotel Realm in Barton. Featuring ASA2018 keynote speaker Tim Gollins, plus an all-star cast from local and international GLAM institutions, it’s a great opportunity to hear from those fighting the digital preservation battle head-on. Plus, it’s free! Free!
Libraries ACT is currently the subject of an inquiry by the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services. If you have opinions about the future of Canberra’s public library service, now is the time to raise them! Submissions close on 21st September. All the details are on the committee website.
The federal Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories is continuing its inquiry into Canberra’s national institutions, including the NLA, NAA, NGA, NMA, NPG, AIATSIS, NFSA and AWM (we say, in our best Canberra acronym voice). Submissions are available for viewing on the committee website, as are recordings of public hearings.