• Events
  • 1st Round Submissions are closed. 2nd Round opens Monday 11th February 2019.

Our Keynotes

Craig Middleton

Centre of Democracy

Craig is the Curator of the Centre of Democracy. He is also committed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) access and inclusion in Australian museums.

Sarah Brown

Code like a Girl

Sarah is a web design and software development professional working with Code Like a Girl. A social enterprise providing girls and women with knowledge and support to join in the world of coding.

Jacinta Koolmatrie

South Australian Museum

As an archaeologist, Jacinta wants us to focus on centring Indigenous knowledge in archaeological practice and change the way Indigenous people are represented in museums.

Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk

Dept 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.

NLS9 Theme

NLS9 Theme Our proposed theme is “Collaborate, Deviate, Innovate”. This theme is presented through a Venn diagram indicating the nexus…

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Get involved

We have a full team at the moment but we will let you know if there are any vacancies coming…

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Committee

Committee Hover over the images to read the committee members bio and click on their image to take you through…

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  • NLS9 Sponsors

    ALS Library Services

    Sponsored: Creative innovation. Unique experience in our breakout space.

    Charles Sturt University

    Sponsored: A Committee of Innovation. Scarf and badges for committee and volunteers.

  • Creating a Sustainable Event

    By Karla Fallon

    While we are planning a conference to sustain the future of our sector, we also want an event that is sustainable for the environment for everyone’s future.

    Though environmental sustainability is an increasing focus in industry and events, going the extra step to deviate from common methods and try out new practices can be challenging.  Will it cost more? Will it work? Will it just be ‘too hard’?

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  • Conference Proposal Events

    Around the country, the Students and New Graduates Group (SNGG) and ALIA State Groups have been running conference proposal sessions to give you some great tips and ideas about submitting a conference proposal. We have recorded these events and you can click on the images below to take you through to the event recordings. 

  • 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?

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  • Creating a Sustainable Event

    By Karla Fallon

    While we are planning a conference to sustain the future of our sector, we also want an event that is sustainable for the environment for everyone’s future.

    Though environmental sustainability is an increasing focus in industry and events, going the extra step to deviate from common methods and try out new practices can be challenging.  Will it cost more? Will it work? Will it just be ‘too hard’?

    (more…)

  • Turning that Big Idea into a Successful NLS9 Submission

    By Emily Wilson and Jade Koekoe

    The New Librarians’ Symposium is a time to show that librarians know how to step out of the box – by learning, trying new things and hearing from professionals in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) industry. We want students, new graduates and seasoned professionals who can tell NLS9 attendees about the skills, challenges and deviations it takes to achieve groundbreaking awesomeness.

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