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 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

Speak Up! Presenting at Conferences for the First Time

Speak Up! Presenting at Conferences for the First Time

ALIA’s New Librarians’ Symposiums are exciting forums for professionals at all stages of their career to flex their presenting skills. Hear from the NLS8 Team about how to submit a proposal for NLS8 in Canberra next year, and join us for a panel discussion with local librarians who have taken the plunge and presented at conferences in the past.  Ask them your questions, pick up some tips, and gather your courage!  This event will be particularly useful for anyone who wants to start speaking at conferences and other professional events, or anyone who would like to brush up on their presentation skills.

ALIA Sydney and NLS8 joint event
Held at CQU, 400 Kent St, Sydney (very close to Town Hall station)
6.15pm for a 6.30pm start (until approx 8pm), Tuesday 9th August.
Free event

What's NLS8?

In 2017, the ALIA New Librarians' Symposium is heading to Canberra! Follow the NLS8 Team on Twitter and Instagram, and join us at the National Library of Australia on June 23-25 2017.  Learn more, and read our Call for Proposals, at NLS8.com

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

ALIA Sydney Social Night




Come and join us for a drink or two (and a toasted sandwich!) at Grandmas Bar this July! In keeping with the vintage theme of the bar, weve decided to come dressed in our best retro cardigans. We know every librarian owns a cardigan or two - now is your chance to show them off. Hope to see you for a night of fun!

Venue: 275 Clarence St, Sydney. Its just behind Town Hall station!

Date & Time: 6pm on Thursday 14th July (Our table will be booked under ALIA)

Dress: Keep it retro with your favorite cardigan

Menu: Check out the delicious cocktail list and tasty toasted sandwiches at the Grandmas Bar 


For any other information, feel free to contact us at - aliasydneyconvenor@gmail.com

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Research Data and Librarians Information Session in NSW



                 






Research Data and Librarians

Australian National Data Service (ANDS)

Second Information Session in NSW               

23rd JUNE 2016  

Place: State Library of New South Wales, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Sydney

Time:  5:45 registration   6.00 – 7.00 information session    
               
Cost:  Free for ALIA Members   $20 for non-members

Register at: http://membership.alia.org.au/events/event/ALIAandANDS-researchdata-nsw

Off and Racing: research data for you and your library

On the 4th, February 2016 over 45 NSW ALIA members and guest Librarians gathered at the amazing Arup meeting room in Kent Street to begin the journey towards incorporating research data into the librarian toolkit of services and expertise.  

This session will go broader and deeper into opportunities for Librarians around research data.   

The session is suitable for those who are completely new to the idea of research data in their Libraries as well as those who attended the February Sydney session.  

Research data is not just for academic or research libraries - it is for every library: State, University, Corporate, Government, Law, Medical, Public and School.  There will be time for questions and the sharing of ideas.

In this session we will scan some research data basics; look at some simple ideas (like the Data Management Lifecycle) as keys to implementing effective support services for clients; explore some answers and strategies for this question: “If data is the next big thing for Libraries, how can I get the skills and confidence I need to be as comfortable with data as I am with other research material” And we will check out the personal side of citizen science opportunities.

·         Research Data Australia:  https://researchdata.ands.org.au   
       Australia’s research data portal bringing together collections from over 
      90 Australian research institutions
·         Research data express 2016: 
      23 (research data) Things:  http://ands.org.au/partner/23-things.html

Friday, 22 April 2016

Job smart: Writing resumes and job applications



Need help with those tricky job applications? ALIA Sydney has got you covered! Join us for Job smart: Writing resumes and job applications at Waverley Library on Wednesday 25th May 2016 6pm-8pm.

Find out how to answer selection criteria for NSW and local government library jobs. Get tips on how to improve your resume so that you stand out from the crowd.


Bookings are essential. Please RSVP to aliasydneyconvenor@gmail.com 

ALIA Members: Free, Non members: $10. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Join us for a social evening at Max Brenner: 15 March

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Hi Everyone!


ALIA Sydney will be having a soical evening at the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar Ultmo on 15 March from 6pm.

It's a great opportunity to chat with fellow LIS professionals and enjoy some coffee and chocolate. Maybe do a little shoping for Easter.

Come and talk to the ALIA Sydney committee members, tell us what events you would like us to organise for the year.

We would also enjoy hearing about what your library did for Library Lovers Day 2016.










Friday, 5 February 2016

ALIA Sydney Committee: Call for Expressions of Interest


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. Through these roles you will have the chance to develop and demonstrate skills in event management, project management and finance management while making vital professional connections -- plus you can have a lot of fun along the way.

Each of the below positions is voluntary in nature, and each role is for a 12-24 month period. These roles are to commence in 2016.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be received by Sunday 7 March 2016. EOIs should briefly introduce you and cover the criteria outlined for the position of interest. All EOIs and any questions should be directed to the ALIA Sydney Convenor, Tracey McDonald at aliasydneyconvenor@gmail.com, or call 0402 156 289.


Event Coordinator x 1
This role shares responsibility for coordinating the professional development events of ALIA Sydney under the guidance of ALIA Sydney Convenors.

Coordinators are expected to:
·         Plan and organise two events each year in conjunction with the rest of the committee.
·         Liaise with the ALIA Sydney Convenors for event ideas and ongoing support.
·         Liaise with the ALIA Sydney Treasurer for event budget submissions.
·         Submit updates for the ALIA Sydney blog, at least, monthly, including upcoming events (http://aliasydney.blogspot.com/).
·         Post on/update ALIA Sydney social networking pages regularly, featuring both ALIA Sydney event promotion and current awareness of library and information sector news and issues, as required.
·         Ensure a consistent and professional format for all ALIA Sydney communications in line with our communication strategy and templates.
Average Time Demand per month: 8 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 within the Library & Information Sector.
·         Maintain an active awareness of new issues and development within the sector.
·         Have strong interpersonal and communication skills so they can be good at kick-starting conversations and making introductions to put attendees at ease.
·         Have a head full of ideas for ALIA Sydney events, promotions and online content (e.g., blog posts).
·         A strong interest or expertise in technology, career development, emerging or other topics related to the sector.


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 coordination of at least 2-3 events each year in conjunction with a Coordinator.
·         Post on/update ALIA Sydney social networking pages regularly, featuring both ALIA Sydney event promotion and current awareness of library and information sector news and issues, as required.
·         Submit updates for the ALIA Sydney blog, at least, monthly, including reports on ALIA Sydney events (http://aliasydney.blogspot.com/).
·         Ensure a consistent and professional format for all ALIA Sydney communications in line with our communication strategy and templates.
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. 


Social Media Officers x 2

Social media in an integral part of promoting and reporting on ALIA Sydney Events. We are looking for two motivated individuals with an interest in social media to share the responsibility for maintaining the ALIA Sydney social media platforms under the guidance of the Convenors and in accordance with the ALIA Sydney Social Media Guidelines.

Social Officers are expected to:

·         Organise and run the ALIA Sydney Blog Every day in June event under the guidance of a Coordinator.
·         Contribute to and maintain the ALIA Sydney blog (http://aliasydney.blogspot.com/).
·         Post on/update ALIA Sydney social networking pages regularly, featuring both ALIA Sydney event promotion and current awareness of library and information sector news and issues, as required.
·         Investigate and make recommendations on the suitability of other social media platforms for ALIA Sydney.
·         Ensure a consistent and professional format for all ALIA Sydney communications in line with our communication strategy and templates.
Average Time Demand per month: 4 hours (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.


Assistant Treasurer x 1

This role helps control ALIA Sydney money, its collection and disbursement. The assistant treasurer will be teamed up the treasurer to help with management of the group's finances. Assist the treasurer with keeping accurate books to enable the development of a full financial report whenever requested.

Assistant Treasurer is expected to:

·         Assist with treasurer the collection and accounting of funds from ALIA Sydney events
·         Assist treasurer with the preparation of financial reports and budgets (event and annual)
·         Assist treasurer with banking
·         Assist treasurer with the ensuing receipts and tax invoices are processed promptly and display the appropriate GST component
·         Ensure a consistent and professional format for all ALIA Sydney receipts and tax invoices in line with our templates.
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Average Time Demand per month: 4 hours (plus actual events)

The interested person should:

·         Be or be willing to become, a current member of ALIA.
·         Have an active interest managing finances
·         Have an active interest in professional development with the Library & Information Sector.

·         Have strong communication and collaboration skills.