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ALIA Board 2012

Posted January 13th 2012 @ 12:38 pm by Michelle

ALIA has announced the Board for 2012. “In accordance with its Constitutional requirements the ALIA Board called for nominations for three upcoming Director vacancies and one Vice-President (President elect vacancy). Sufficient nominations were received to fill the vacancies but insufficient for an election to be held.” The new ALIA Board members for 2012 are: Vice [...]

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ALIA – Change at the top

Posted October 28th 2011 @ 4:50 pm by Michelle

ALIA has announced that Sue Hutley has resigned as Executive Director of ALIA, to take up the role of Director: Collections and Access at the Queensland State Archives. All of us here at Libraries Interact send our sincere thanks to Sue, for her dedication and hard work for our professional association and for all of [...]

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Internet Librarian 2011

Posted October 19th 2011 @ 2:31 pm by Michelle

Internet Librarian 2011, with the theme “Revolutionizing the Net with Content, Connections & Conversations”, is heading into its last day at Monterey, California – but its not too late to watch the Live Stream (if you’re a night owl), or follow the live action from the participants views on Twitter. (follow the hash tag #IL2011 [...]

Auslan for National Simultaneous Storytime

Posted May 25th 2011 @ 7:22 am by Peta Hopkins

This is great. The Auslan version of Feathers for Phoebe by Rod Clement – made available by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for National Simultaneous Storytime 2011 (NSS).   The simultaneous bit starts at 11.00am AEST today.

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Alia Information Online 2011 #aliaioc

Posted February 6th 2011 @ 11:01 am by haikugirloz

It’s been two days since I returned from Information Online and I woke up from a dream about writing a blog post so here it is. My takeaways from the conference are: Break the rules @thelib – Sarah Houghton encouraged conference participants to be prepared to break some rules in order to deliver the services [...]

A tweetup or three… #ALIAioc

Posted January 21st 2011 @ 12:25 pm by snail

The Information Online road train is gathering steam as we type – only a week and a half away. In addition to the official programme, there’s some additional social events: an ALIA Sydney gathering and two #ALIAioc tweetups. Here are the details for each: Date: Monday, 31st January 2011 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Cohibar Location: Cohibar, [...]

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Ten top links to inspire a Green Library initiative

Posted October 8th 2010 @ 2:09 pm by Peta Hopkins

n two days it will be 10/10/10 (10th of October 2010). ALIA is promoting a library top ten lists campaign and has invited anyone to create a list of top 10s. In this set of webslides I’m not sure these are THE top 10, but they are 10 top links to inspire a green library [...]

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Does Information Literacy matter in public libraries? (Louise Pieper)

Posted September 2nd 2010 @ 10:29 am by haikugirloz

Louise Pieper from Gold Coast Public Libraries talks about why  abook club blog can build community and reduce social isolation. Public library users often resistant to more formal instruction in information literacy.  Customers don’t want to lose face or to be seen as ignorant or illiterate. They don’t want to be at school. Louse suggests that libraries: Be [...]

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Viral marketing, YouTube and Library Love

Posted July 17th 2010 @ 11:54 am by naomidoessel

OK so the Twitterverse has been a aflutter at the awesome campaign by @oldspice that has taken the internet by storm over the last few days. If you were hiding under a rock, for some background reading – and watching – check out here, here, and here. And if you open up the Old Spice [...]

#ALIAAccess #TweetUp and other social events!

Posted July 16th 2010 @ 1:09 pm by naomidoessel

Over on the Twittersphere we are discussing have a meeting of twitter library folk just prior to #ALIAAccess / @ALIAAccess. @flexnib rightly tweets: #aliaaccess will be one big tweet up However as the conference dinner is Dine-Around, the conference is multi-streamed and we come from all walks of LibraryLand, we may not all get a [...]

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