Thursday 14 July 2016

Meet the Expert: Open Data

Meet the Expert: Open Data

Join us for a chat with Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader at the State Library of New South Wales.  What is open data, why is it important, and how are libraries using it?  This event will be of particular interest to anyone taking part in the ANDS 23 Research Data Things program this year.

Held at The Gallery Room (Mitchell Building), SLNSW, Macquarie St, Sydney
5:45pm for a 6pm start (until approx. 7pm), Tuesday 13th September
ALIA Members: Free, Non-members: $10.

This is a non-catered event, due to the heritage nature of the room.  Instead, we're heading to The Flynn on Bligh Street for a drink and dinner afterwards.  All invited!  Even if you're not attending the event, come along for a chat and a mingle.

Speak Up! Presenting at Conferences for the First Time

Speak Up! Presenting at Conferences for the First Time

ALIA’s New Librarians’ Symposiums are exciting forums for professionals at all stages of their career to flex their presenting skills. Hear from the NLS8 Team about how to submit a proposal for NLS8 in Canberra next year, and join us for a panel discussion with local librarians who have taken the plunge and presented at conferences in the past.  Ask them your questions, pick up some tips, and gather your courage!  This event will be particularly useful for anyone who wants to start speaking at conferences and other professional events, or anyone who would like to brush up on their presentation skills.

ALIA Sydney and NLS8 joint event
Held at CQU, 400 Kent St, Sydney (very close to Town Hall station)
6.15pm for a 6.30pm start (until approx 8pm), Tuesday 9th August.
Free event

The Panel

Facilitator/Moderator - Elizabeth Smith, National Institute of Dramatic Art

Alex Cato - Ashurst Australia, ALLA National Vice-President
Michael Carney - State Library of New South Wales
Mylee Joseph - State Library of New South Wales
Hiba Kanj - City of Parramatta Libraries
Sally Turbitt - Central Coast Local Health District, NLS8 Co-Convenor

What's NLS8?

In 2017, the ALIA New Librarians' Symposium is heading to Canberra! Follow the NLS8 Team on Twitter and Instagram, and join us at the National Library of Australia on June 23-25 2017.  Learn more, and read our Call for Proposals, at