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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.  
 

Community technology: giving public library users access to specialist hardware and software

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference paper outlines the reasons behind the creation of a particular strategy and the means by which the relevant technology was chosen, funded, purchased and implemented.  This will include the administration of an online survey, which sought both staff and library users input.

Community technology: giving public library users access to specialist hardware and software

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation outlines the reasons behind the creation of this particular strategy and the means by which the relevant technology was chosen, funded, purchased and implemented.  This will include the administration of an online survey, which sought both staff and library users input.
 

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. 

Building blocks to better libraries: community building within a public library Minecraft gaming day

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

The research on which this conference paper is based outlines how a Minecraft Gaming Day gave the community a positive, educational and active way to participate in library programming. It demonstrates how young people and librarians can work together to creatively help public libraries support their communities and promote social inclusion, engagement and literacy building.

ANZAC connections: delivering and connecting real content and data online

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference paper discusses how the Memorial’s major digitisation, data and web development project ANZAC Connections, launched in December 2013, brings historic documents from the Memorial’s archive to all Australians and has delivered an appropriate platform to integrate and make available a substantial collection of rich data that exists from a variety of sources.

Same truth, different reality: information literacy practices in vocational and vocational/higher education TAFE libraries

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

The aim of this conference paper is to examine the differences in information literacy (IL) practices for VET students from TAFE libraries across Vocational only and Vocational and Higher Education delivering, TAFE institutes.

Professional learning networks for online students and new grads of LIS

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

This conference paper seeks to spark discussion, raise awareness and contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the use of social networking for professional learning, the formation and fostering of professional learning networks and the future of the profession.

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