An announcement went out this morning on the ALIA elists about NLS6. As we don’t have a website just yet (it’s on the way!), I’m reposting the full announcement here.
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In 2013, ALIA’s New Librarians’ Symposium is heading back to where it all began!
Sunday 10 & Monday 11 February 2013
Information Online 2013
Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February 2013
Be different. Do different.
A different partnership
In 2012, NLS6 will be aligned with ALIA’s Information Online conference to bring you an action-packed week of professional development in Brisbane.
A different approach
We know NLS is an important event on the new graduate professional development calendar. Over the past few months, ALIA has undertaken extensive consultation with ALIA members, groups, the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee and the Information Online Program Committee. ALIA and the Board of Directors understand the needs of NLS delegates: NLS6 needs to be an affordable event with a strong focus on a high quality program.
A different model
With this in mind, the Board have endorsed a new model for NLS6. The 2013 Symposium will be organised by a committee of volunteers with support from ALIA National Office staff. Kate Davis of Queensland University of Technology has been appointed co-chair of the Organising Committee and she will be joined in the chairing role by Vanessa Warren of Macquarie University and current Chair of the New Generation Advisory Committee.
NLS6 will be an event in its own right – not a satellite of Information Online 2013 – but aligning the two events will allow them to complement each other in many ways. NLS6 delegates will be provided with free admission to the trade and exhibitions space at Online on Tuesday 12 February and have a unique opportunity to capitalise on the proximity of the two events to attend both with reduced travel costs.
Help us ‘do different’!
If you’re interested in finding out how you can help with organising NLS6, Vanessa and Kate invite you to attend an online information session next Thursday 8 March at 6pm AEST (Brisbane – please convert for other regions). This session will be recorded for those who are interested in getting involved but unable to attend at this time. A call for expressions of interest in joining the Organising Committee will be announced at this online session. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding NLS6 or Information Online 2013, please contact Christina Granata, ALIA’s Events Manager at email@example.com. Watch out for updates on
- The ALIA website: www.alia.org.au
- ALIA’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ALIANational
- New Grads News Online: http://alianewgrad.blogspot.com.au/
Kate Davis and Vanessa Warren