Saturday 17 March 2012

Contribute to research: tell us what you think about ALIA Sydney

Kate Byrne, Acting Outreach Team Leader from UNSW Library and former convenor of ALIA Sydney, is undertaking research into professional development in the library and information industry by exploring the impact of ALIA Sydney’s activities.

This project aims to investigate successful strategies for building strong professional development communities within the library and information industry. A case study will be made of ALIA Sydney, the local group for the Australian Library and Information Association. The case study will explore the effectiveness of the strategies employed by ALIA Sydney to create and support a vibrant community of reflective practice and a culture of active professional development and the project will juxtapose these experiences with existing literature on professional development cultures and models of communities of practice.

This research is to be presented at the upcoming ALIA Biennial Conference and the results of the survey will also be used to improve ALIA Sydney. 

 She is seeking participants who both have and have not attended ALIA Sydney events throughout 2011 for a survey exploring these issues to complete the survey by Friday 30th March 2012. 

If you are interested in participating and have ten minutes to spare please visit to access the participant information statement and the survey or contact kate.byrne[at] if you have any questions. 

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