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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
John Stanley

John Stanley

Libraries are theatre: what's your role as actor?

John Stanley is a retail consultant with over 20 years experience in 15 countries. John has worked with libraries in Australia and throughout the world since the late 1990s with great success, in terms of increased profile for council service, increased use of libraries, improved morale and positive customer feedback.

John Stanley's keynote address is proudly sponsored by Dynix Australia.

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Alan Smith

Alan Smith

The Librarian Who Came in From the Cold

Alan took up his new position as director of the State Library of South Australia in August 2004.

His ambition is to make the State Library the centre of South Australia's intellectual life.

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Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West is an outreach librarian at a rural public library in Vermont, in the United States. She has worked in public, special and college librarians and done stints of on-the-fly reference at Burning Man and the Democratic National Convention. She has maintained librarian.net, a weblog for radical librarians and other interested parties, since 1999. Her latest book -- which she co-edited with Katia Roberto - is Revolting Librarians Redux, an anthology of writings by radical library workers. She is interested in the intersection of technology, the public sphere and politics.

Jessamyn West's keynote address is proudly sponsored by the UNISA Library incorporating the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library

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SPEAKERS
Helen Alm

Helen Alm

Seven steps in the Career Planning Cycle

Helen is a dynamic and inspirational facilitator, with expertise in the areas of leadership, supervisory and team building skills and life and career planning.

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Geraldine Barkworth

Geraldine Barkworth

Give a Librarian a Fish

Geraldine is a professional career coach and trainer providing effective CPD phone coaching programs to library professionals throughout Australia through her company, BOLD WOMEN: BIG IDEAS.

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Bill Cossey

Bill Cossey

Managing workplace relationships

Bill retired in January this year from the position of Chief Executive of the State Courts Administration Authority, a position he held for five years. Prior to joining Courts, Bill was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Industry and Trade and Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust.

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Christine Foster

Christine Foster

Harnessing the future: the National Library of Australia

Christine Foster started life as a new librarian at the National Library in 1983. She has spent most of her career in technical services. In 2004 she moved to the position of Director, Website Services Branch.

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Mylee Joseph

Mylee Joseph

Give a Librarian a Fish

Mylee is a former member of the New Generation Policy Advisory Group to the Board of Directors of ALIA. Mylee won a coaching package at the first New Librarians' Symposium which was her introduction to coaching and what it has to offer library professionals.

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Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

The invisible librarian

Joanna has been a Librarian at the Physical Sciences Library at the University of New South Wales for four years. She has been involved in change management programs for planning of the library's vision.

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Damian Lodge

Damian Lodge

I am going to make an impact! Skills and attributes needed to move up in the library and information world.

Damian is currently a lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. His previous position was Manager of Client and Information Services at the Wagga Campus Library of Charles Sturt University where he was the youngest person at his level in the University.

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Kylie Moloney

Kylie Moloney

Diving into Paradise: volunteering as a librarian in Vanuatu

Kylie has worked at the National Library of Australia in Canberra for the last four years. She is currently working as a librarian at the Vanuatu Institute of Technology in Port Vila, as a volunteer on the Australian and Youth Ambassadors for Development program coordinated by AusAid.

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Dagmar Morello

Dagmar Morello

How a Librarian became a Life Coach and other stories

Dagmar is a life coach with 10 years experience in leading, coaching and motivating customer service teams. She also has post-graduate qualifications and practical experience in the library and information industry.

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Lesley Ngatai

Lesley Ngatai

The invisible librarian

Lesley has been a Physical Sciences Librarian at the University of New South Wales for seven years. She is a First Year Experience grant awardee, Innovative Teaching and Educational Technology Fellow, and a committed and passionate teacher of information literacy.

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Shirley Ann Summers-Morrow

Shirley Ann Summers-Morrow

How to keep all the balls in the air

As a 'newer' librarian with a young family, Shirley Ann finds herself in a unique position to many of her collegues, balancing work and family life. She believes that you can have it all, all at once as long as you know your limits and balance it all.

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Elizabeth Walkley Hall

Elizabeth Walkley Hall

Changing places: how a job exchange can give you the opportunity to live overseas, make new friends, boost your career and maybe even change your life

Liz is currently on maternity leave from her position as a Liaison Librarian at the Flinders University Library. Her experience at Flinders has included work in cataloguing, reference and reserve, as well as a 9 month job exchange to Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Ian Smith

Ian Smith

IFLA: opportunities for international involvement and action

Ian is the Senior Librarian (Personnel) at La Trobe University Library and an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section.

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Gillian Hallam

Dr Gillian Hallam

Beyond the Stereotype: panel session

Gillian is Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems at the Queensland University of Technology, coordinating the library and information management courses. She has a deep interest in professional development, mentoring and continuing education for information professionals. In April 2004 she was elected to the position of Vice president (president-elect) of ALIA and currently chairs ALIA's Education Reference Group.

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Natalie Blanchard

Natalie Blanchard

Beyond the Stereotype: panel session

Natalie began working fulltime with the National Meteorological Library after graduating. Natalie has also worked for ALDIS and Thomson Gale. Currently, Natalie is the Publisher Relations and Consortia Manager for Swets Information Services. She is also the convenor of ALIA's New Generation Policy and Advisory Group (NGPAG). NGPAG has been formed to generate interest in the library and information industry and association among new and recent graduates and students.

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FULL SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

John Stanley

Libraries are theatre: what's your role as actor?

John Stanley is a conference speaker and retail consultant with over 20 years experience in 15 countries. He regularly contributes to retail magazines around the world and has authored several successful marketing and retail books including the best seller Just About Everything a Retail Manager Needs to Know. John's winning ideas in consultancy and charismatic presentations are reflected in the huge successes achieved by his many globally diverse clients. John Stanley Associates has worked with libraries in Australia and throughout the world since the late 1990s with great success, in terms of increased profile for council service, increased use of libraries, improved morale and positive customer feedback.

John Stanley's keynote address is proudly sponsored by Dynix Australia.

Alan Smith

The Librarian Who Came in From the Cold

Alan took up his new position as Director of the State Library of South Australia in August this year. This was 25 years after he had last worked as a librarian. As a 15 year old school student and later at University he worked part-time as a library assistant at his local public library and was a dab hand with the date stamp. However, he was considered too clumsy to be allowed to stick on the plastic protective jackets (he always got bubbles in the plastic). After graduating from university, he travelled extensively in Europe, before returning broke and jobless to Melbourne. Realizing after 4 days as a trainee tram conductor that he was really too short to make it a career, he returned to libraries as a library officer at Melbourne University and then ended up in charge of 13 small specialist libraries for a federal government department. In 1979, the day after he completed his library studies, he began a career in museums. He has been curator of Melbourne Properties for the National Trust; Historian for Telecom; Curator of Werribee Park; a major events Manager, a Sponsorship Manager; Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum, and Director of Carrick Hill. Alan has a BA, a Graduate Diploma in Librarianship and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies. His ambition is to make the State Library the centre of South Australia's intellectual life.

Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West is an outreach librarian at a rural public library in Vermont, in the United States. She has maintained librarian.net, a weblog for radical librarians and other interested parties, since 1999. She is interested in the intersection of technology, the public sphere and politics.

Helen Alm

Seven steps in the Career Planning Cycle

Helen has a Bachelor of Adult and Voc Ed and an AssDipBus (HRD) She is a dynamic and inspirational facilitator and guest speaker and has worked in the Corporate, Education and Community Sectors for over 17 years. Her areas of expertise include leadership, supervisory and team building skills, life and career planning, professional communication skills, self and energy management, creative thinking, presentation skills, mentoring and coaching. She is particularly committed to women's personal and professional development, providing practical strategies within her facilitation work to assist women in making significant changes in their lives. Helen facilitates with enthusiasm and energy, and is committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of others.

Geraldine Barkworth

Give a Librarian a Fish

Geraldine is a professional career coach and trainer providing effective CPD phone coaching programs to library professionals throughout Australia through her company, BOLD WOMEN: BIG IDEAS. Before her "seachange", Geraldine's background was in libraries, recruitment, training, career consultancy, marketing, sales, and career change for people with injuries and disabilities. Geraldine offers customised one on one programs in Career Navigation, Leadership and Personal Effectiveness and Work/Life Balance. She also offers group workshops in those areas and in Change Management. She's a member of the International Coach Federation and the editor of its Australasian Regional Newsletter. Geraldine is a member of ALIA and occasional contributor to inCite.

Bill Cossey

Managing workplace relationships

Bill retired in January this year from the position of Chief Executive of the State Courts Administration Authority, a position he held for five years. Prior to joining Courts, Bill was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Industry and Trade and Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust. Bill has also held the Chief Executive Officer positions of three State Government Departments - those being the State Services Department, the Office of Business and Regional Development and the Office of the Government Management Board. In 2002 he acted as Chief Executive of the Department of Education Training and Employment for 15 weeks. Although he spent most of his 35 years of working life in the public sector, Bill has also worked in the private sector. In 1979, he worked in Washington DC for a large management consulting company as part of an exchange program with the State Government. In the mid-1980s he worked for PA Management Consultants for two years. Bill is active as a volunteer in a number of organisations, being a member of the governing bodies of the University of South Australia, the Don Dunstan Foundation, the Dame Roma Mitchell Trust, Tennis SA, Community Radio Station 5MBS and Annesley College.

Christine Foster

Harnessing the future: the National Library of Australia

Christine Foster started life as a new librarian at the National Library in 1983. She has spent most of her career in technical services. In 2004 she moved to the position of Director, Website Services Branch.

Mylee Joseph

Give a Librarian a Fish

Mylee is a former member of the New Generation Policy and Advisory Group to the Board of Directors of ALIA. She has been involved in providing continuing professional development opportunities for the past ten years as a member of the Children's and Youth Services Group of ALIA. Mylee has worked in country and city public libraries and is currently the Manager - Library and Information Services at Hurstville City Council. Mylee won a coaching package at the first New Librarians' Symposium which was her introduction to life coaching and what it has to offer library professionals.

Joanna Lee

The invisible librarian

In a previous career Joanna was a psychologist. She has been a Librarian at the Physical Sciences Library at the University of New South Wales for four years, but is about to move to the College of Fine Arts for 12 months to gain experience outside her current area of expertise. She has been involved in change management programs for planning of library’s vision.

Damian Lodge

I am going to make an impact! Skills and attributes needed to move up in the library and information world.

Damian is currently a lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. He recently moved over to lecturing from his previous position as Manager of Client and Information Services at the Wagga Campus Library of Charles Sturt University where he managed 30 staff in the areas of Information Services, Distance Education Services and Lending Services and was the youngest person at his level in the University. Damian has worked in Academic and Public libraries in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania and served on many interview panels, probationary reviews and staff training sessions. He has attended the last two New Librarians' Symposiums in Brisbane. He holds a Masters in Applied Science in Library and Info Management and an MBA, and still considers himself (at the ripe old age of 31 and just over 10 years experience in libraries) a new librarian.

Kylie Moloney

Diving into Paradise: volunteering as a librarian in Vanuatu

Kylie Moloney's love of research, interest in learning and enjoyment in helping people to find information inspired her to complete further study and become a librarian. She has worked at the National Library of Australia in Canberra for the last four years and has also worked in school libraries in Broome, Melbourne and Canberra. Kylie is currently working as a librarian at the Vanuatu Institute of Technology in Port Vila. She is a volunteer on the Australian and Youth Ambassadors for Development program coordinated by AusAid. Kylie is passionate about libraries and their ability to inspire, inform and educate. Libraries and access to information offer opportunities for people to learn, improve their life choices and contribute to the advancement of human rights. She is particularly interested in the role of libraries in developing countries.

Dagmar Morello

How a Librarian became a Life Coach and other stories

Dagmar Morello is the sole proprietor and principal consultant of Time For You – Lifestyle Management. She has 15 years experience working in local government, including 10 years experience in leading, coaching and motivating customer service teams. She also has post-graduate qualifications and practical experience in the library and information industry. She started in business in March 2002 and by July 2002 had completed an Intensive Coach Training course with Results Life Coaching, an Australian-based coach training organisation. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and chairperson of Coaching Plus, a non-profit organisation that promotes coaching within Adelaide. Since July 2003, she has worked full-time to develop services for Time for You – Lifestyle Management. She is also the Life Coach at Life Force Health Solutions at Golden Grove, a health and wellbeing service provider. Dagmar provides specialist consultancy and coaching services to the library industry, as well as government departments and agencies. Her services include team facilitation and development, project management, process improvement, and policy and procedure development. She also assists clients with organising home or office systems. Dagmar’s skills include great interpersonal communication and motivational skills, excellent research and organisational skills, and the ability to facilitate personal growth in the lives of her clients. She loves challenging people to think outside the square and as a personal coach is committed to making a positive difference in their lives.

Lesley Ngatai

The invisible librarian

Lesley has been a Physical Sciences Librarian at the University of New South Wales for seven years. She is a First Year Experience grant awardee, Innovative Teaching and Educational Technology Fellow, and a committed and passionate teacher of information literacy. She is part of the revision committee for the CAUL Information Literacy Framework and Standards, and Convenor of the ALIA Information Literacy Forum. Lesley is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, and has been involved in change management programs for planning of library’s vision.

Shirley Ann Summers-Morrow

How to keep all the balls in the air

As a 'newer' librarian with a young family, Shirley Ann finds herself in a unique position to many of her collegues, balancing work and family life. Due to pressures to stay current and prove libraries and librarians are still viable in the technological age we live in, she believes that there is much pressure to overcommit to work. She contributes widely to her library, her college, the larger library network and her institute and still keeps all the balls in the air. She believes that you can have it all, all at once as long as you know your limits and balance it all.

Elizabeth Walkley Hall

Changing places: how a job exchange can give you the opportunity to live overseas, make new friends, boost your career and maybe even change your life

Liz is currently on maternity leave from her position as a Liaison Librarian at the Flinders University Library, which she has held for 4 years. She has previously held a variety of positions at Flinders as a part of its graduate trainee program. This included work in cataloguing, reference and reserve, as well as a 9 month job exchange to Glasgow Caledonian University. She has been an active ALIA member at executive level, including co-convening ALIA SA, convening ARCoM and treasuring ARCoM and the now defunct UCRLS.

Ian Smith

IFLA: opportunities for international involvement and action

Ian is the Senior Librarian (Personnel) at La Trobe University Library and an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section.   Throughout  20 years working as a librarian in university libraries Ian has had a particular interest in professional development and workplace learning.  Ian’s involvement with IFLA over the last several years has added a new dimension to this area of interest and he is keen to share with others information about opportunities for involvement in the world wide federation of libraries and librarians.

Dr Gillian Hallam

Beyond the Stereotype: panel session

Gillian is Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Systems at the Queensland University of Technology, coordinating the library and information management courses. She teaches in the areas of information organisation, reference and information services, collection and access management and professional practice and has won a number of university teaching awards. In 2004, Gillian has the additional role of QUT Teaching Fellow. Gillian has published widely in the area of teaching and learning research. She has a deep interest in professional development, mentoring and continuing education for information professionals. Prior to joining QUT, she worked as a librarian in the corporate sector, managing business and legal information. In April 2004 she was elected to the position of Vice president (president-elect) of ALIA and currently chairs ALIA's Education Reference Group. Gillian is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), SLA and the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).

Natalie Blanchard

Beyond the Stereotype: panel session

Before graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business, Information Management and Library Studies at RMIT University, Natalie worked with RMIT Publishing and the National Meteorological Library. She began working fulltime with the National Meteorological Library after graduating, working on developing and maintaining an historical archive on the subject area of tropical cyclones. This work involved creating and maintaining a database and collection development. A highlight of the collection development work was travelling to Calcutta to procure documents from the Asiatic Society. Natalie has also worked for ALDIS and Thomson Gale. Currently, Natalie is the Publisher Relations and Consortia Manager for Swets Information Services. Natalie is also the convenor of ALIA's New Generation Policy and Advisory Group (NGPAG). NGPAG has been formed to generate interest in the library and information industry and association among new and recent graduates and students. In August 2002, Natalie delivered a paper at the IFLA conference in Scotland discussing NGPAG and the need for transition programs between more experienced and new librarians.

 
 
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