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Keynote speakers

Craig Middleton

Centre of Democracy

Craig Middleton is the Curator of the Centre of Democracy, a collaborative project led by the History Trust of South Australia in partnership with the State Library of South Australia. He is responsible for the permanent gallery, exhibitions, and public and online programs that engage visitors with South Australia’s history of democracy. He is also committed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) access and inclusion in Australian museums. His forthcoming book, co-authored with Dr Nikki Sullivan, Queering the Museum will be published in 2018/19.

Sarah Brown

Code like a Girl

Sarah Brown is a web design and software development professional who works at the intersection of IT and marketing. She works with Code Like a Girl, a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding. Here Sarah facilities the Adult Education Program and Youth Code Camps for Adelaide and is passionate about teaching technical skills to diverse groups to ensure the growing tech workforce is an accurate reflection of the world we live in.

Jacinta Koolmatrie

South Australian Museum

Jacinta is an Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri person (Adnyamathanha from the Flinders Ranges, Ngarrindjeri from The Coorong) who grew up in Port Augusta. As an archaeologist, she wants us to focus on centring Indigenous knowledge in archaeological practice, to think unconventionally. She is currently working at the South Australian museum where she has the chance to build on her skills while also having the opportunity to change the way Indigenous people are represented in museums.

Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Eva is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the delivery of cyber security, digital government and technology services across South Australia Government. With her team, Eva drives the implementation of SA Government’s strategic priorities for security and risk assurance, digital strategy and exploration of new technologies to benefit citizens, businesses and public servants. She is also founder of HerTechPath, a community of women working in the technology sector in South Australia who deliver briefings to high schools to inspire girls to consider careers in this disruptive, exciting and important sector.

Latest information and blogs from the NLS9 committee

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NLS9 News

  • Libraries are no game until we make them one!

    by Ben Manolas






    Gamification seems to be the hot thing that is embedding itself into almost every area of our lives. You can now find tools to gamify learning, working, eating, sleeping, spending, saving, and any other number of things, but what is gamification and why should we gamify anything? By implementing gamification don’t we change the very nature of the activity and risk its legitimacy; and how the heck does this apply to libraries?


  • Welcome to the NLS9 Website

    Welcome to the website for the 9th New Librarians’ Symposium. NLS9 will be held in the lovely city of Adelaide. We are delighted that our city has been chosen to host the symposium in 2019. Pixie, James and our committee look forward to showing you what we are putting together.

    We know we have a tough act to follow after the fantastic NLS8 in Canberra 2017. For those of us who attended we were incredibly impressed with the content, how well the event was organised and the work they put in behind the scenes to make a smooth transition for our team. We thank Amy, Sally and the whole NLS8 committee for the work they put in.

    We aim to build on this good work and not only showcase what Adelaide has to offer but also hear what everyone else is up to around the country.

    There is a lot more content to come and we will be adding more and more as time goes on, so check back to see whats new. For now, follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all NLS9 news and updates.