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.
Even more bags of innovation
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?
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’?
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.
Recently Pixie and I spoke with the the NLS8 Co-conveners Sally @sallyturbitt and Amy @amywalduck from Turbitt & Duck @TurbittNDuck We were very grateful for the opportunity to talk with them about NLS9. These are two very talented women who inspired us to put in a bid for NLS9 in Adelaide. If you don’t follow then already then I highly recommend that you do and spend some time listening to their other fantastic podcasts.
We were both a bit nervous but these two friendly faces made us feel very much at ease. It felt as though we were just catching up with old friends.
I first met these two at NLS8 (well actually we met on twitter before that). I recommend to anyone wanting to come to NLS9 that you spend time making connections on Twitter before the symposium. It is a great way to meet and talk libraries with people in a really easy and friendly space. It really helped me when I got to NLS8 and made me feel more comfortable socialising.
We hope you enjoy the podcast.
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.