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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

The NLS9 theme is “Collaborate, Deviate, Innovate”. Our logo represents this as a Venn diagram indicating the nexus of librarianship…

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Program

NLS9 will feature diverse ideas, enthusiastic presenters – many of whom will be presenting at a conference for their first…

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Committee

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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’?

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  • Touring Adelaide GLAM style

    By James Baker and Pixie Stardust

    It’s amazing how much you can learn from visiting libraries and other GLAMR institutions, especially when given a tour by the staff of those institutions – from decisions about the layout of the space to how they organise workflow. For new librarians this is especially useful because it can sometimes be difficult to understand how the way your workplace deviates from the practices of others and if you don’t realise it does, you can’t begin to work out why.

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  • Thinking Outside the Bag

    By Ellen Coates

    When it comes to delegate bags at conferences, it should be fairly straight forward. Have bags made with your logo on them, hopefully, get sponsorship so you don’t have to cover all the costs, make sure the bags have stuff in them for the delegates (pens, brochures, notepads etc) and away you go.

    But what happens to most of these bags? I have been to two conferences in the last two years and both bags (with the remains of the goodies I couldn’t find an immediate use for but which might come in handy in the future) are currently rolled up on a shelf in the bottom of my desk. I’m sure others’ bags are in similar positions to mine. So for NLS9, we wanted to make sure that the delegate bags don’t suffer the same fate.

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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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