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Opening the doors of perception: reinventing an alcohol and drug information service

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation describes the work of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) which has historically provided an information service, including a traditional library service, to internal and external clients, but shifting environmental factors within the library and broader information provision fields stimulated the service to look beyond its traditional functions to define its place within a new paradigm.

Emerging roles and collaborations in research support for academic health librarians

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation reviews the role faculty librarians in the Health Sciences Team have played in responding to this new agenda, with participation in workshops, planning consultations with researchers, whilst simultaneously aligning and redeveloping services to meet this emerging need. 

Emerging roles and collaborations in research support for academic health librarians

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference paper reviews the role faculty librarians in the Health Sciences Team have played in responding to this new agenda, with participation in workshops, planning consultations with researchers, whilst simultaneously aligning and redeveloping services to meet this emerging need. 

Libraries as learning organisations: changing our approach to learning

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference paper explores the impact of the work by the National and State Libraries of Australasia (NSLA) to establish a Literacy and Learning Group to promote the important role of libraries in both formal and informal education, develop the organisational capability of libraries as learning organisations, and set out best practice for library programs and partnerships.

Choose your own (outback) adventure: making the most of LIS opportunities in Central Australia

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper explores how the author, who completed a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management at the end of 2012, has leveraged a combination of part-time, casual and volunteer LIS opportunities in a remote region to broaden her skills, develop a local professional network and enjoy some very unusual experiences along the way. 

Working together: the importance of collaboration between TAFE library and TAFE teachers

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference paper looks at how funding cuts to TAFE colleges have impacted on all areas of teaching and learning. College libraries have not escaped the axe, but nevertheless still provide important spaces and resources for teachers and students.

Maker space @ the edge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
 
This conference paper provides an overview of The Edge as a maker space within the State Library of Queensland, and how maker spaces can support innovation in tough times.
 
The Edge, established at The State Library of Queensland in 2010, focuses on creation rather than collection, participation instead of preservation and collaboration over curation.
 

Choose your own (outback) adventure: making the most of LIS opportunities in Central Australia

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation explores how the author, who completed a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management at the end of 2012, has leveraged a combination of part-time, casual and volunteer LIS opportunities in a remote region to broaden her skills, develop a local professional network and enjoy some very unusual experiences along the way. 

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