Work environment

Guidelines for Australian special libraries 2019

These guidelines support the operations of special libraries, information services or corporate research units and their respective staff. They recognise the changing landscape for special libraries and the opportunities and challenges presented by digital content, delivery platforms and communications. They are designed to inform senior management about the role and value of special libraries, provide library managers with a benchmark, and guide staff in the delivery of programs and services.

ALIA future of the library and information science profession: library and information professionals 2017 report update

In 2013, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) set out to investigate (1) How will libraries remain relevant for users? (2) What changes will institutions and individuals in the sector experience? (3) Will ‘library and information professional’ continue to be a necessary and desirable occupation? Three years on, we have reviewed the themes, actions and what we have learned since the original investigation. This is the May 2017 update of the Future of the LIS Profession: Library and Information Professionals report. 

Survival skills: industry engagement and collaboration in the NT

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

This conference paper discusses the future of  library studies courses in the Northern Territory (NT). In 2008 the lifespan of the Library Studies course in the NT was said to be very short. Sources reported it would be discontinued due to the low enrolment numbers. This posed a huge disadvantage for the local industry if students were no longer trained at a paraprofessional level.

Employers and educators work together to give today's graduates tomorrow's skills

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

the first part of this conference presentation focuses on the broader national education agenda and industry engagement. Across Australia and internationally, universities are collaborating with business and industry to ensure their graduates develop the knowledge, skills and qualities that are relevant to the workplace. In this context, 

Two new grads share their mundane but successful learning journey

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

This conference paper covers a 10 point action plan which has been used to progress careers despite the demands of family situations. Many graduates share similar back-stories, and the goal is to offer effective advice on progressing your career in the library industry without risking your relationships, your sanity, or your credit rating.  

Two new grads share their mundane but successful learning journey

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

This conference presentation covers a 10 point action plan which has been used to progress careers despite the demands of family situations. Many graduates share similar back-stories, and the goal is to offer effective advice on progressing your career in the library industry without risking your relationships, your sanity, or your credit rating.  

 

Mentoring from day one (and before)

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

In this conference paper, participants will consider the induction process from the new staff member’s point of view.  They will attempt to reframe standardised, organisation-centred inductions in order to create experiences from which the staff member and the organisation both benefit.  They will explore how organisations can better identify the skills and expertise that new staff bring, how this knowledge can be shared and how staff can be mentored meaningfully.  

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