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Australian library design awards 2019 conference program

Australian Library Design Awards and Conference, 19 March 2019 Brisbane
 
The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments. There are three categories – public libraries, academic libraries, and school libraries. There is also an ALIA Members’ Choice award, voted for by ALIA Members. Entries can be for new buildings, refurbishments or major renovations. Each entry is judged against the same set of criteria and there is the option for the judging panel to make special awards where there are several outstanding entries in one category. Any library in Australia, recently built, renovated or refurbished can be entered for the awards. This includes fixed locations but not pop up, temporary or mobile libraries. 
 
The Australian Library Design Awards have been developed in the context of other competitions internationally, including the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Awards and the Danish Agency for Culture Model Programme for Public Libraries Public Library of the Year Award. The entries, shortlisted and winning designs provide case studies in excellent library design for the 21st Century. 

Australian library design awards 2019 information sheet

Australian Library Design Awards and Conference, 19 March 2019 Brisbane
 
The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments. There are three categories – public libraries, academic libraries, and school libraries. There is also an ALIA Members’ Choice award, voted for by ALIA Members. Entries can be for new buildings, refurbishments or major renovations. Each entry is judged against the same set of criteria and there is the option for the judging panel to make special awards where there are several outstanding entries in one category. Any library in Australia, recently built, renovated or refurbished can be entered for the awards. This includes fixed locations but not pop up, temporary or mobile libraries. 
 
The Australian Library Design Awards have been developed in the context of other competitions internationally, including the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Awards and the Danish Agency for Culture Model Programme for Public Libraries Public Library of the Year Award. The entries, shortlisted and winning designs provide case studies in excellent library design for the 21st Century. 

Australian national early literacy summit 2016 program

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy.

Australian national early literacy summit 2016: participant feedback

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy.

Australian national early literacy summit 2016: pre-summit consultation

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy.

National library and information technicians symposium 2017: conference program

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
The symposium will provide an opportunity for library technicians from around Australia to meet together in the formal setting of a structured program, to hear prominent members of the profession, as well as their peers, speak and debate contemporary issues relating to the profession, professionalism and library work in general. In addition, there will be many opportunities for networking including the symposium dinner, opening and closing events and daily breaks as well as the opportunity for networking at the ad hoc gatherings that this event supports and encourages.
 

The nest: a national plan for child and youth wellbeing

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of a national child and youth well being program 'The Nest'.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

First 5 forever

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of the 'First 5 forever' program in Queensland.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

Policy issues: the big picture

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of policy issues influencing early childhood literacy and learning in Australia.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

Global thoughts on early literacy

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of issues influencing early childhood literacy and learning.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

Reading and literacy for all: a strategic framework for Victorian public libraries

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of the 'Read for Life' program facilitated by Victorian public libraries.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

Predicting low literacy at age 10 in the longitudinal study of Australian children

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of issues influencing early childhood literacy and learning.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

Early literacy in NSW public libraries: towards a context-sensitive framework for supporting literacy across NSW public libraries

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of early literacy programs in NSW public libraries.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

Live united: United Way Australia

Australian National Early Literacy Summit, 7-8 March 2016 Canberra
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) from the summit provides an overview of the vision and mission of the United Way organisation.
 
The aim of the National Early Literacy Summit is to spark debate about what a National Early Literacy Strategy for Australia might include and how it would help deliver the best results, building on existing work such as the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association’s "Declaration of Literacy in 21st Century Australia" and Victorian Libraries' "Reading and Literacy for All". 
 
Government, educators, researchers, libraries and early years service providers will break new ground in collaborative engagement around this most vital national priority – future generations with the literacy skills to fight disadvantage, and advance Australia’s interests in the global knowledge economy. 

National RFID data profile Australia

This document has been prepared by a National RFID Data Profile (NRDP) working group established under the auspices of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The working group was established to consider issues relating to information elements that might be placed on RFID tags by Australian libraries and the extent to which such information might have an impact on future interoperability and the leverage to be gained through RFID technology. More broadly, the working group also looked at a number of other related issues that could potentially limit interoperability as RFID systems are progressively rolled out across the country.

Building bridges with IT: successful collaboration with your IT department

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This conference paper discusses how library technicians and their IT colleagues can work collaboratively to the benefit of staff, the organisation and most importantly, library patrons. 
 
Information technology is vital to ensuring the smooth running of all library systems and services. However many libraries face challenges with IT staff to implement new projects and provide a responsive service to library patrons. Improved interpersonal relationships between library staff and information technology workers achieve positive outcomes for library patrons and the organisation as a whole. This issue is important for library technicians in particular, as they often have increased contact with IT staff through the nature of their roles. This paper will recommend measures that establish a good foundation for library technicians to successfully collaborate with IT. 

Building bridges with IT: successful collaboration with your IT department [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which discusses how library technicians and their IT colleagues can work collaboratively to the benefit of staff, the organisation and most importantly, library patrons. 
 
Information technology is vital to ensuring the smooth running of all library systems and services. However many libraries face challenges with IT staff to implement new projects and provide a responsive service to library patrons. Improved interpersonal relationships between library staff and information technology workers achieve positive outcomes for library patrons and the organisation as a whole. This issue is important for library technicians in particular, as they often have increased contact with IT staff through the nature of their roles. This paper will recommend measures that establish a good foundation for library technicians to successfully collaborate with IT. 

Connecting youth with the community through technology

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This conference paper discusses initiatives to break down barriers among different age-groups in the community through collaborative programs.
 
Libraries have a unique strength within their communities, catering specifically to their local population as well as being of vital national importance. Through access to certain technologies, resources, and services, libraries contain an array of learning potentials. Coupling this with the patronage of a wide spectrum of demographics, a library has the capacity to improve a community's social cohesion. Of concern here are ways to improve the local digital literacy through partnerships between adults and youth. By utilising knowledge of the more technological savvy to teach those lacking such an understanding, libraries can assist others in engaging in an advancing, technologically dependent era.

Connecting youth with the community through technology [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper on initiatives to break down barriers among different age-groups in the community through collaborative programs.
 
Libraries have a unique strength within their communities, catering specifically to their local population as well as being of vital national importance. Through access to certain technologies, resources, and services, libraries contain an array of learning potentials. Coupling this with the patronage of a wide spectrum of demographics, a library has the capacity to improve a community's social cohesion. Of concern here are ways to improve the local digital literacy through partnerships between adults and youth. By utilising knowledge of the more technological savvy to teach those lacking such an understanding, libraries can assist others in engaging in an advancing, technologically dependent era.

Crossing the bridge from cataloguing to programming: is it essential for metadata specialists?

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This paper discusses the resource description skills library technicians need to acquire to remain relevant in the workplace.
 
Library cataloguers have a strong tradition of meeting user needs through the use of consistent and robust cataloguing tools unique to the library industry. More recently, there is an emphasis on breaking down the barriers between library bibliographic repositories (library catalogues) and the World Wide Web (WWW). Discussion has focussed on using Linked Data, with its applicable data structures and metadata languages. It is timely to consider how important it is for cataloguers to become familiar with standards and structures outside the traditional library bibliographic universe and thereby be considered metadata specialists in an online, digital world. 

Crossing the ICT bridge: supporting students on their learning journey

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This paper discusses the tools developed by a Tasmanian secondary school to improve student ICT literacy skills and meet the Australian Curriculum’s ICT Capability requirements.
 
The majority of the current generation of school students displays a high level of technological capability. However, the digital native epithet is an over-generalisation. There are significant differences in ICT literacy associated with socioeconomic background, indigenous status and geographic location in Australia. 

Crossing the ICT bridge: supporting students on their learning journey [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which discusses the tools developed by a Tasmanian secondary school to improve student ICT literacy skills and meet the Australian Curriculum’s ICT Capability requirements.
 
The majority of the current generation of school students displays a high level of technological capability. However, the digital native epithet is an over-generalisation. There are significant differences in ICT literacy associated with socioeconomic background, indigenous status and geographic location in Australia. 

Innovative projects in digital special collections: bridging the gap between digitisation and knowledge creation

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This conference paper discusses an approach to effectively managing photographic digitisation projects.
 
Many libraries today possess a wide range of digital content that is available 24/7. There has been a move to digitise specialist local history and cultural heritage sources and it is not uncommon for users to stumble across low resolution local history images embedded into library catalogues. The provision of inferior quality sources results in missed opportunities to present exciting, engaging, immersive and interactive content associated with their digitised special collections.

Innovative projects in digital special collections: bridging the gap between digitisation and knowledge creation [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which discusses an approach to effectively managing photographic digitisation projects.
 
Many libraries today possess a wide range of digital content that is available 24/7. There has been a move to digitise specialist local history and cultural heritage sources and it is not uncommon for users to stumble across low resolution local history images embedded into library catalogues. The provision of inferior quality sources results in missed opportunities to present exciting, engaging, immersive and interactive content associated with their digitised special collections.

Eating a palm tree: the history of an ALIA special interest group

ALIA Asia Pacific Special Interest Group (ALIA APSIG) is a national group that aims to lead efforts in identifying new sources of support for the development between information professionals in the region, through two-way co-operation. It also aims to provide a forum for members to discuss regional professional issues and to communicate these to the appropriate forum; hosts public talks relating to relevant issues; and produce a membership newsletter three times per year.
This document recounts the history of the Asia and Pacific Special Interest Group (APSIG) which celebrated twenty-two years of activities in August 2010.

National library & information technicians symposium 2011: conference report

ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 2011 Perth: back to basics
 
This conference report was composed by the recipient of the WALT symposium grant.
 
The aim of the WA Library Technicians Group (WALT) symposium grant is to enable students and recent graduates of a library technician qualification course to experience the value of a National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium. The Symposium is a prime source of professional development and networking opportunities for library technicians within Australia and overseas.

National library & information technicians symposium 2007: conference report

ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 2007 Melbourne
 
This conference report was composed by the recipient of the WALT symposium grant.
 
The aim of the WA Library Technicians Group (WALT) symposium grant is to enable students and recent graduates of a library technician qualification course to experience the value of a National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium. The Symposium is a prime source of professional development and networking opportunities for library technicians within Australia and overseas.

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