Friday, 29 November 2013

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 skills in event and project management, and make 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 2014.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be received by COB Thursday 12 December 2013. EOIs should briefly introduce yourself and cover the criteria outlined for the position of interest. All EOIs and any questions should be directed to the ALIA Sydney Convenors, Kirsty Butler and Amy Croft at aliasydneyconvenor@gmail.com, or call 0431 226 255.

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 2 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 (eg 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 organisation 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 of maintaining the ALIA Sydney social media platforms under the guidance of the Convenors in accordance with the ALIA Sydney Social Media Guidelines.

Social Media 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.

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