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True or False: Media literacy for capable, confident, critical-thinkers

True or False: Media literacy for capable, confidence, critical-thinkers virtual conference was held on 3 September 2020. 
This document provides a conference program summary. Featuring presentations:

  • Media literacy – the national and international picture
  • Advancing the media literacy of young Australians: what the research tells us
  • We trust TV news – social media, not so much
  • Equipping young people to use digital platforms constructively
  • eSmart moves into digital media literacy
  • How will you use the ABC’s Media Literacy Week?

This is not an ivory tower, but it is a hill I am willing to die on: sharing and promoting local history collections [slides]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the talk on local studies libraries. This session aimed to provide a greater understanding of local studies collections by providing:

  • an overview of the type of materials local studies libraries hold and the customer base they support
  • examples of successful, and measurable, engagement between new and existing customers with collections; including in-library programming, pop-up events and social media
  • samples of professional development programs that are designed to educate colleagues and partners about the role of local studies and their unique position with in public libraries and the wider world of heritage collections
  • a demonstration of how to introduce customers to other heritage collections in order to assist them in achieving better research outcomes

This is not an ivory tower, but it is a hill I am willing to die on: sharing and promoting local history collections [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of session on local studies libraries. This session aimed to provide a greater understanding of local studies collections by providing:

  • an overview of the type of materials local studies libraries hold and the customer base they support
  • examples of successful, and measurable, engagement between new and existing customers with collections; including in-library programming, pop-up events and social media
  • samples of professional development programs that are designed to educate colleagues and partners about the role of local studies and their unique position with in public libraries and the wider world of heritage collections
  • a demonstration of how to introduce customers to other heritage collections in order to assist them in achieving better research outcomes

Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) Fact Sheets

The Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign ran throughout 2019. The campaign focused on why librarianship is one of the most trusted professions in Australia and how people working in libraries (whether LIS qualified or from another discipline) promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
The series of fact sheets address poverty in Australia, homelessness, gender equality, and early literacy, language and learning.

The British Library in a globalised world

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
During this conference presentation, Roly Keating considers the role of the British Library as a national library on the international stage. 
He reflects on the changing nature of the Library’s services as it adapts to the evolving needs of its users, both at home and abroad.  A number of innovative partnerships have been developed, particularly to enable parts of the Library’s collection to be shared online, drawing in new audiences. 
 

The library experience: a discussion in possibilities [slides]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the lightning talk on how libraries can utilise the built environment to enhance user experience, either using technological design or architecturally based concepts resulting in reduction of barriers to access. It will draw on both social disability and social design concepts, which when used in libraries will ultimately allow the entire community access to innovative learning experiences and different ways to experience a library.

The library experience: a discussion in possibilities [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of lightning talk on how libraries can utilise the built environment to enhance user experience, either using technological design or architecturally based concepts resulting in reduction of barriers to access. It will draw on both social disability and social design concepts, which when used in libraries will ultimately allow the entire community access to innovative learning experiences and different ways to experience a library.

Transcribing the past

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

This conference paper discusses how European War Collecting Project initiatied in1918 the Principal Librarian of the Public Library of NSW evolved into the digitisation of this collection of diaries and correspondence which has been a major component of the Library’s Centenary of WWI program. A key tool in providing access to the digitised material has been the development of a web based transcription tool which will elevate the transcription process from a boutique in house activity using volunteers to a web based crowd sourcing model which can be adapted for a range of transcription projects.

 

Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) Fact Sheet Template

The Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign ran throughout 2019. The campaign focused on why librarianship is one of the most trusted professions in Australia and how people working in libraries (whether LIS qualified or from another discipline) promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
The template has been used to create a series of fact sheets address poverty in Australia, homelessness, gender equality, and early literacy, language and learning.

Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK): 10 ways library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge

The Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign ran throughout 2019. The campaign focused on why librarianship is one of the most trusted professions in Australia and how people working in libraries (whether LIS qualified or from another discipline) promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
The series of promotional posters address "10 ways library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge".
Headings: TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS -- FREEDOM OF INFORMATION -- EVIDENCE-BASED -- DIGITAL EXPERTISE AND INCLUSION -- INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE -- FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION -- EQUITY -- PRIVACY -- OPEN ACCESS -- COLLABORATION.

Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK): 10 ways library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge summary (black text)

The Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign ran throughout 2019. The campaign focused on why librarianship is one of the most trusted professions in Australia and how people working in libraries (whether LIS qualified or from another discipline) promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
This promotional poster summarises "10 ways library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge". The poster is designed with black text.
Headings: TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS -- FREEDOM OF INFORMATION -- EVIDENCE-BASED -- DIGITAL EXPERTISE AND INCLUSION -- INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE -- FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION -- EQUITY -- PRIVACY -- OPEN ACCESS -- COLLABORATION.

Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK): 10 ways library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge summary

The Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign ran throughout 2019. The campaign focused on why librarianship is one of the most trusted professions in Australia and how people working in libraries (whether LIS qualified or from another discipline) promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
This promotional poster summarises "10 ways library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge". The poster is designed with white and black text.
Headings: TRUSTED PROFESSIONALS -- FREEDOM OF INFORMATION -- EVIDENCE-BASED -- DIGITAL EXPERTISE AND INCLUSION -- INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE -- FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION -- EQUITY -- PRIVACY -- OPEN ACCESS -- COLLABORATION.

There and back: a story of how an idea grew beyond expectations

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
In 2013 the ANZ 23 Mobile Things programme took over the Southern Hemisphere as the professional development programme of choice.  Over 6 months, 770 people learnt how to use their mobile device to enhance their life, their libraries and their patrons’ ability to connect.  
This conference presentation goes through the process of how one tweet of an idea turned into a MOOC, what the successes were, what the challenges were, what worked and what didn’t.

The librarian as researcher: a journey in the ethics of storytelling [slides]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the talk on the ethical considerations involved in approaching research in vulnerable communities.
 
While our profession has extensive ethical guidelines around data usage, our governing bodies do not have specific research ethics guidelines for our researchers. How do we find an ethical code to follow? What are the ethical considerations we should make? Should our governing professional bodies be guiding us through this process? How do we go about obtaining ethics approval in academia? What about ethics outside of academia? 
 

 

The librarian as researcher: a journey in the ethics of storytelling [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of session on the ethical considerations involved in approaching research in vulnerable communities and the academic research process involved.
 
While our profession has extensive ethical guidelines around data usage, our governing bodies do not have specific research ethics guidelines for our researchers. How do we find an ethical code to follow? What are the ethical considerations we should make? Should our governing professional bodies be guiding us through this process? How do we go about obtaining ethics approval in academia? What about ethics outside of academia? 

 

The road goes ever ever on

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

This conference presentation draws from the professional experiences of the presenter, who has worked across a range of library sectors in Melbourne and Darwin, and participated in Australian International Development projects in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

It will particularly focus on three strategies for unconventional career development: relocating to a regional centre; working as an International Development volunteer; and working in non-library industries. He will also draw from the experience of other information professionals who have pursued these non-conventional career paths.

The market place: How retail therapy can boost collection performance [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied a session on a project which aimed to better connect the community with library collections through customer-focussed service design.
 
Ipswich Libraries have a new curated content and presentation space featuring thousands of books where the average title circulates at over 400% the usual rate for the rest of the library collection. Through the “Market Place” project the service is leveraging the existing quality of their current collection offering along with a new responsive and data-driven approach to collection development, and the highly informed (and deeply passionate) subject-matter-expertise of library staff to deliver great value to the community. The project has made the service more attractive and successful with sharp increases in turnover, membership and visitors as the Library continues to use the Market Place to promote the entire service with awesome customer experience as first priority.
 
This presentation shows how the Market Place makes resource discovery simpler and more intuitive, makes going to the library a more beautiful, fulfilling experience and effectively connects more of the community with more of the collection. This discussion will explain how the service used innovative library design ideas and tools to create a new, highly successful space. It will also cover how standard library presentation standards were contrasted and subverted in the service design plan and how a slew of innovative physical and digital support strategies were designed, developed, implemented and iterated in order to maintain effective support for the space.
 
With turnover increases in various genres averaging from 200%-700% the presentation will also cover some of the substantial issues the project’s success caused and the tactics and strategies that were developed to effectively deal with these problems. The data that has defined success for the project will also be discussed as will the effective costs of running the Market Place so that libraries considering similar spaces might have an informed opinion of some of the operational realities that may be incurred. The presentation will show how to effectively and significantly lower the entry-barrier regarding successful engagement with your library. The Market Place shows that engagement no longer has to be set by precise discovery requirements e.g. do you have this book, but by more general and universal experience expectation e.g. do you have a good book; will you give me something I can enjoy; can the library make my life better? 

 

Teacher librarians in 21st century schools [slides]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the lightning talk on the continuing importance of teacher librarians at all levels of schooling.
 
Wherever possible, we need to utilise collaborations with classroom/subject teachers and use innovative teaching strategies to show that as information management professionals we have the skills to help underpin learning across traditional, information and digital literacies. It will look at strategies to ensure that collaborations with classroom teachers are successful and ways in which we as dual-qualified librarians and educators need to deviate from tradition to ensure that students are equipped to navigate the information-filled digital landscape they live in.
 
 

 

Two years after… experiences of INELI Oceania Innovators [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied a lightning talk from members of the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI)-Oceania.
 
In 2014, the first cohort of The International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI)-Oceania saw a group of passionate young professionals networking in the region. INELI Oceania is based on the very successful International Network of Library Innovators, an initiative of the Global Libraries project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. INELI-Oceania provides emerging library leaders within the Oceania region - Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific nations - with opportunities to connect with each other to explore new ideas, to experiment with new services, and to learn from one another. Participants, known as Innovators work together over a two-year period to develop their skills in innovation, leadership and collaboration. 
 
INELI-Oceania has two main components: an interactive online site that includes social forums and skills building modules, and two face-to-face Convenings that bring participants together to visit innovative libraries and share ideas and experiences. This trusted and supportive environment is supported by a group of mentors and sponsors and innovators themselves. The online learning delivers modules on innovation, risk, data, conflict management and other topics relevant to leadership and innovation.
 
Two Innovators from INELI-Oceania Cohort 2 will share their experiences of the two-year programme. They both LEAPED into the unknown. They DARED to challenge the status quo. They embraced smart failures. During this journey, they were challenged and encouraged to grow as leaders and information professionals. In this lighting talk, they will present their experiences of the programme, from learning about new tools to implementing innovating ideas in their workplaces, from local leadership to international networking.
 
A series of examples will illustrate how they built their confidence in risk taking, resilience in innovation, assertiveness in communication and courage in conflict management. They will share how their participation in INELI impacted on the types of risks they are taking and plan to take in the future. The network of fellow innovators and mentors played a crucial role as critique groups and supporters. This talk is an opportunity to hear INELI’s authentic stories and an invitation to network beyond the borders. Hear us ROAR!

Teacher librarians in 21st century schools [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of lightning talk on the continuing importance of teacher librarians at all levels of schooling.
 
Wherever possible, we need to utilise collaborations with classroom/subject teachers and use innovative teaching strategies to show that as information management professionals we have the skills to help underpin learning across traditional, information and digital literacies. It will look at strategies to ensure that collaborations with classroom teachers are successful and ways in which we as dual-qualified librarians and educators need to deviate from tradition to ensure that students are equipped to navigate the information-filled digital landscape they live in.
 
 

 

The online campaign: building the 2013 Australian federal election web collection

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

This conference paper discusses how  the National Library of Australia and its participant agencies built the largest collection of online Australian election material to date in 2013. The election was notable in a number of ways, the new platforms being used to disseminate a political message, the amount of material that was produced and how much of this we could and could not collect.

Candidates and political parties have also embraced the online world and used it increasingly used as a means of spreading their campaign message. This election Pandora collected more than it has in any previous election, but content was missed. This was for a variety of reasons, lack of permissions, technical limitations and constrained resources. But what was collected will form the basis upon which future researchers can look back at what drove the election campaign online. 

The road goes ever on and on: a librarian's unexpected journey

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

This conference paper draws from the professional experiences of the presenter, who has worked across a range of library sectors in Melbourne and Darwin, and participated in Australian International Development projects in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

It will particularly focus on three strategies for unconventional career development: relocating to a regional centre; working as an International Development volunteer; and working in non-library industries. He will also draw from the experience of other information professionals who have pursued these non-conventional career paths.

Tributes and treasures: an anthology of stories for ALIA's 80th anniversary 2017

In 2017, for our 80th anniversary, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) invited members to pay tribute to the people and places that have inspired them. We published the stories on the ALIA website and they were so popular that we decided to turn them into a book and place a copy in the time capsule buried at ALIA House in Canberra, to be opened in August 2037. These narratives tell of amazing individuals, close professional and personal friendships, and lifelong connections, many forged through engagement with the Association.

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.  
 

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