neXt 2005: ALIA National Library and Information Technicians Conference

Communities of Interest

During the neXt 2005 Conference there are two very important session:
Communities of Interest and the ALIA Forum.

The Communities of Interest (COI) sessions are an opportunity for delegates to meet and discuss issues with other delegates who share a similar professional interest.

The sessions will be held on Wednesday 7 September from 3.45pm - 5.00pm and cover the following groupings:

  • Tertiary - Academic, TAFE and Colleges
    Facilitator: Jenny Peasley; Deputy University Librarian, Macquarie University Library
  • Schools
    Facilitator:Elizabeth Greef; Head of Library, St. Andrew's Cathedral School
  • Specials - Health, Law and Government
    Facilitator: Toni Kennedy; Library Manager, Library & Information Services, NSW Department of Corrective Services
  • Public
    Facilitator: Anne Hall; Manager, Library & Museum Services, Fairfield City Council
  • Collection Development and Maintenance - Acquisitions, Cataloguing and Shelving
    Facilitator: Gail Schmidt, Training and Dvelopment Coordinator, State Library of Victoria
  • Service Delivery - Document Supply, Lending and Distance.
    Facilitator: Roxanne Missingham; Assistant Director General, Resource Sharing Division, National Library of Australia

Facilitators will lead the group in addressing a number of key topics and/or issues with a lively discussion guaranteed. Some of the topics for discussion could include new processes and new technologies, changing client expectations, training and career prospects.

To make these sessions as relevant as possible we are seeking topic suggestions from you, our delegates. If you have a HOT TOPIC to suggest, please send your suggestions, along with which COI group you want the topic discussed in to: Clare Bristow by August 20th

ALIA Forum, Session 6 on Thursday 8 September.

Titled Morphing The Technician: Where Next?

With input from participants this workshop will consider the roles of Library Technicians in the past and present, and explore what they can do in the future.

The workshop will be chaired by current convenor of the National Group, Rebecca Evans, and Georgina Dale from ALIA.


Last updated 20th July 2005.

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