Conferences

Re imagining libraries

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

This conference presentation explores how the role of libraries have long been custodians of ‘more than just books’.  For NSLA libraries, the personal stories collected in our diaries, correspondence, photographs, artworks and realia are some of our most precious items.  The rapid increase in digitally-created material has posed many problems, but also offered many opportunities, for libraries. 

Digital preservation: measuring our capability and 'confronting the abyss'

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

This conference presentation discusses how NSLA (National and State Libraries of Australasia) has identified digital preservation as a priority. Over the last 2 years, the NSLA Digital Preservation Group has responded to this by undertaking a series of related projects.

IFLA Trend Report on the evolving information environment

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

This conference presentation discusses the IFLA Trend Report which is research by IFLA used as a foundation for advocacy and policy, and for use by our members which looks across society and access to the digital information environment to identify high level trends which will affect our future information environment and brings together the ideas of a range of experts from different disciplines (social scientists, economists, education specialists, lawyers and technologists).

Can we shape our own future?

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

This conference presentation discusses how most futurists will tell you that it is important to look at the trends, and develop various scenarios to assist in determining your future directions.  However spotting trends may be more difficult than you first think, trends come and go and which ones will stick and have an influence on your everyday. 

Base camp to summit: a collaborative approach to building skills and providing support in the area of evidence based practice

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

This conference presentation looks at how the growth of the evidence based practice movement has demanded a response from health librarians at Curtin University Library. This paper outlines how a collaborative approach to building librarians’ skills from shaky beginnings to firm foundations has facilitated a level of Faculty research support that is recognized, utilized and appreciated.

Base camp to summit: a collaborative approach to building skills and providing support in the area of evidence based practice

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

This confernce paper looks at how the growth of the evidence based practice movement has demanded a response from health librarians at Curtin University Library. This paper outlines how a collaborative approach to building librarians’ skills from shaky beginnings to firm foundations has facilitated a level of Faculty research support that is recognized, utilized and appreciated.

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. 

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