Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Leadership & Innovation Forum 8 June 2017

This is one of a series of special events that will be taking place around Australia, intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector.
Our expert panels will discuss:Innovation through Collaboration and Partnerships.
"Now that's Clever! "

Date: Thursday 8 June, 2017
Venue: State Library of New South Wales  Metcalfe Auditorium
Time: 5:30pm reception  6:00pm  – 7:30pm forum
Cost: ALIA members free; Non-members $30

MC: Vicki McDonald ALIA President

Jenna Bain Digital Projects Leader State Library of New South Wales

Megan O’Brien Assistant Manager Site Services University of Sydney
Elly Howse Senior Project Officer, Healthy Sydney University at University of Sydney
Liz Stokes Data Librarian University of Technology Sydney
Duncan Loxton Data Curator University of Technology Sydney
Kate Curr Manager Digital Strategy and Innovation State Library of New South Wales
Elisa Lee SLNSW DX LAB Fellowship recipient

State Library of New South Wales Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street
ALIA Event
Thursday 08 June 2017 5:30am to 7:30am
Contact details

More information / Register

Friday, 20 January 2017

Info Online 2017: Meet The Locals!

Join ALIA Sydney and the NSW ALIA Students and New Graduates Group for pre-conference drinks and conversation. Come meet our local library professionals and make new friends.  Non-conference attendees and students welcome!

Where: Verge Bar, ArtHouse Hotel, 275 Pitt Street, Sydney
When: Monday 13th February from 6:30pm

Contact: ALIA Sydney on Twitter @ALIASyd or aliasydneygroup@gmail.com

Friday, 13 January 2017

Join Us! We're Looking for Committee Members in 2017

ALIA Sydney presents a selection of formal and informal professional development events to encourage discussion and critical engagement and create networking opportunities across the library and information sector in Sydney and beyond. The ALIA Sydney committee is a group of vibrant and committed volunteers who make it all happen. 

ALIA Sydney is currently looking for new committee members to join our team as Event Officers. On this Committee you will have the chance to develop skills in event and project management, and make vital professional connections -- plus you can have a lot of fun along the way! We welcome EOIs from all corners of the industry, including students.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be received by COB Friday 27 January 2017. EOIs should briefly introduce yourself and cover the criteria for the role description. All EOIs and any questions should be directed to the current ALIA Sydney Co-Ordinator, Lauren Castan at aliasydneygroup@gmail.com.

Role Description

 Event Officers x 2

This role helps make events happen. On a rotating basis, the Event Officers will be teamed up with a Coordinator to help with event organisation and management.

Events Officers are expected to:

·  Assist with the organisation of at least 2-3 events each year in conjunction with a Coordinator.
. Attend regular meetings with the Committee

Average Time Demand per month: 4 hours (prep plus actual events)

The interested person should:

·         Be, or be willing to become, a current member of ALIA.
·         Have an active interest in professional development with the Library & Information    Sector.
·         Maintain an active awareness of new issues and development within the sector. 
·         Have strong communication and collaboration skills. 

Info Online 2017: Registrations Closing Soon!

Registrations for ALIA Information Online 2017 at the Hilton Sydney close 30 January

Registrations are still open and with a jam packed program and  full exhibition, why not sign up to come and see your favourite industry partners and inspiring speakers.

Register TODAY!
Can’t make it to the full conference? You can still experience the conference by purchasing a day pass or by signing up for one of our workshops.

Program highlights

Haven’t registered for ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference yet? Here are more reasons you need to be there:
  •  Digital play pen – Don’t miss the opportunity to experience emerging technologies in these “hands on” daily sessions. Join The Brainary, Academy Xi and Makeway Lab to see, try and play with the latest technologies including NAO robot, virtual reality and 3D printing.
  • Another amazing keynote speaker – Professor Julian Thomas has been announced as the last in a packed schedule of innovation and engaging keynote speakers. Professor Thomas will be speaking about the digital divide that exists in Australia, The Australian Digital Index 2016 and how the library and information can sector respond to this research? View the full keynote line-up here.
  • Play along with us as we bring augmented and virtual reality to ALIA Information Online 2017. If that isn’t enough you can also win some amazing prizes!
  • Daily industry partner sessions – these are your chance to see the latest technologies, cutting edge trends and hot topics from our partners. Hear about what they do and what they can do for you.
  • Pre-conference workshops – with six workshops there is something for everyone. How about 'Wikimedia commons', 'Evaluating tools for data curation' or 'Digital tools and methods for digital humanities'? Places are limited and are selling fast.

Don't take our word for it..

You can’t afford to miss ALIA Information Online 2017. Don’t take our word for it, here are the reasons our program committee think you should be there

“Information online is an outstanding opportunity to talk to colleagues, be inspired, grill vendors and generally have a fabulous time. This year’s Information Online really puts customer experience to the fore – it really is a UX festival!” - Roxanne Missingham

“The program provides a good mixture of overseas and local papers, covering all library sectors and beyond. The keynotes will provide a well rounded outlook on the state of information and libraries around the world.” - Alison Neil

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Library Tour: Reserve Bank of Australia


****This tour is now BOOKED OUT. Thank you everyone who expressed an interest in attending!****

Join ALIA Sydney for a tour of the A.S. Holmes Library at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

This event will interest anyone who would like to know more about special libraries and information services for the financial sector. Places are strictly limited, so RSVP is essential.

Event details
Where:Meet in the foyer
Reserve Bank of Australia
65 Martin Place
When:Thursday 22nd November 2016, 6pm
RSVP:Send your RSVP with your ALIA member number to aliasydneygroup@gmail.com by Friday 18th November.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Collabor8 Unconference 8th October 2016

COLLABOR8 is coming soon!

8th October 9:30 – 4: 30 at
CQUniversity Sydney (Level 6)
400 Kent Street Sydney

The COLLABOR8 unconference this year takes place at the CQUniversity's Sydney campus, located conveniently in the heart of Sydney at 400 Kent Street, an easy walk from Town Hall Station.
In theory, an unconference is a conference organised, structured and led by the people attending it. All attendees and organisers are encouraged to become participants, with discussion leaders providing moderation and structure for attendees. At an unconference, timings, topics and proceedings are expected to be fluid. It’s the sharing economy in action. Participants have been asked to bring morning and afternoon tea to share. It is meant to be a social, fun, flexible space. Hopefully it will provide us with an opportunity to learn from each other and to provide a space for thinking and networking.
Lunch at own expense.
This event is held in conjunction with ALIA Sydney, ALIA Lib Tech NSW, ALIA SNGG, ALLA NSW and IAML Australia NSW.

Event details

Where:CQUniversity Sydney
400 Kent Street, Sydney
When:Saturday 8th October, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Registrations Open:15 Sep 2016
Registrations Close:7 Oct 2016
Cost:$5 donation on the day

Cooperate, Co-Create, Co-Curate >> COLLABOR8

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Meet the Expert: Open Data

Meet the Expert: Open Data

Join us for a chat with Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader at the State Library of New South Wales.  What is open data, why is it important, and how are libraries using it?  This event will be of particular interest to anyone taking part in the ANDS 23 Research Data Things program this year.

Held at The Gallery Room (Mitchell Building), SLNSW, Macquarie St, Sydney
5:45pm for a 6pm start (until approx. 7pm), Tuesday 13th September
ALIA Members: Free, Non-members: $10.
RSVP to aliasydneygroup@gmail.com

This is a non-catered event, due to the heritage nature of the room.  Instead, we're heading to The Flynn on Bligh Street for a drink and dinner afterwards.  All invited!  Even if you're not attending the event, come along for a chat and a mingle.