2018 Conference Wrap-up: Wednesday 14th November

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2018 has been a bumper year for conferences, and the sad fact is that we can’t always go to all (or any) of them! However, the ALIA URLs and ACTive groups are bringing together a number of professionals who have been fortunate enough to attend some of the most interesting and diverse conferences in the region, including (in chronological order):

  • ALIA Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC) – Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Digital Directions 2018 – Canberra ACT
  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • ARLIS/ANZ Conference – Canberra ACT

This is an exciting opportunity to hear about the experience of attending conferences, far and wide. We extend a warm invitation to all library and information professions and students (ALIA member and non-members) plus those interested in working in our industry to join us at the National Library of Australia. There will also be a short panel session to answer your questions about the highs and lows of travelling and attending conferences.

Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Time: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start
Place: Ferguson Room, First Floor, National Library of Australia
Cost: Free!

RSVP: alia.act.contact@gmail.com

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ALIA Website Renovation Party! Wednesday 12th September

WebsiteDemolitionParty!.pngFor our September event, the ACTive ALIA committee warmly invites you to… bring a sledgehammer!

Well, not quite.

Our friends and overlords at ALIA House are planning a redesign of the ALIA website. But as with any good renovation, they can’t go and pick the furnishings before they’ve chosen the layout. To do that, ALIA first need to gather data on how people use the website to find what they need, and how a new website might help people find things more easily. (And by people, we mean you!)

Come along and try your hand at information architecture on Wednesday 12th September from 6pm to 7.30pm at ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close Deakin. Make sure to register! There will be FREE WINE AND PIZZA which you will definitely not want to miss.

Any queries, drop us a line: alia.act.contact@gmail.com

Hope to see you there! (Preferably without sledgehammers.)