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Academic librarian competencies model (ALCM): recognising skills and identifying gaps

National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead.
[Peer reviewed] This conference paper puts forward the Academic Librarian Competencies Model (ALCM) based on the findings of a single-workplace study which explores the approaches and tools Early Career Librarians (ECLs) can utilise to equip themselves with the necessary skills and capabilities to determine their own professional development.

Finding our way with design thinking at University of Sydney

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February Sydney : at the edge.
This conference paper discusses Design Thinking (DT) as an innovative way to approach the issues that arise with varied and changing situations currently facing libraries, with particular reference to the academic library setting.  DT draws on discourse from a diverse range of disciplines to provide a methodological framework for user-centred problem solving (Dorst, 2011).

National Newsletter (July/August 2001)

Contents: Health Libraries Australia: new group endorsed by ALIA; ALIA Group application form; reports from portfolio holders on information policy, benchmarking, evidence based healthcare; consortia; summaries from Queensland, Western Australia, ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales and Victoria. National Executive: Melanie Kammermann (Convenor), Patrick O'Connor (Secretary), Veronica Delafosse (Treasurer).
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter (August 1972)

Contents: membership = 44; report on wages case for the Association of Hospital and Health Services Librarians; report on Anne Harrison's visit to Sydney Branch where their meetings have speakers giving lectures rather than the workshop-type approach; proposed submission to the forthcoming Committee on Medical Schools of the Australian Universities Commission stressed the need for the provision of funds for library support to the medical schools' teaching and research functions, to the emerging concept of continuing education for medical practitioners, and the provision of trained personnel

Newsletter (May 1972)

Contents: The group now has 41 members; Miss Harrison and Mrs Baillie reported that New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia had formed state branches; slides (courtesy of the National Library) shown by Anne Harrison on the formation and work of MEDLARS; Miss Quilter reported on the application of the Association of Hospital and Health Services Librarians to the Wages Board, it was expected an interim award would align the salaries of medical librarians with those of medical photographers; inter-libary loans procedures and protocol is to be the subject of the next m


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