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NLS2006 Programme

NLS2006 gives you the opportunity to meet with your peers and our profession's leaders alike. The symposium explores the wider possibilities of the profession through our fundamental ethics and principles, as well as career development beyond the first steps.

The symposium also gives you the opportunity to hear from your peers, with peer presentations ranging from academic librarianship, to work-life balance, to leading-edge uses of social technology.

On day one, we will be holding a debate, "That librarians should be politically active". We are hoping to explore the arguments as to why those in the information field should or shouldn't be politically engaged, and whether it benefits individuals, libraries or the profession as a whole. We envisage that this debate will get NLS2006 off to a great start by welcoming delegates to think about issues facing our profession, as well as being a fun, interactive way to begin the symposium.

Later in the afternoon, a leadership panel will explore all aspects of the concept, from leadership in highly visible roles to being a leader where you are now.

On day two, hear about how you can make a difference in information literacy, contribute your views to a project on workforce planning and retention, and hear two of our keynote speakers and your peers.

Resume Reviews

Satellite Events

Social Programme

Web Papers

December 1 2006

7:45 - 8:45Registration commences
Morning sessions: Leighton Hall
9:00Introduction to NLS2006, Day 1
9:20Keynote speaker: Alex Byrne, SSHHH! We have important things to say
10:00Debate: "That librarians should be politically active"
10:55New Graduates Group
11:05 - 11:30Morning tea
Concurrent sessions
Ritchie Theatre
Leighton Hall
11:30Where are they now? A longitudinal analysis of LIS mentees
Merindi Derrick
Federated Searching: Is the death toll sounding for Information Literacy? Do we really want to "Google"™ our libraries? (Peer Reviewed)
Libbie Blanchard and Joanne Keleher
12:00Acting the Part: the opportunities of taking Higher Duties
Louise Driscoll
Adapting Open Source Software to Benefit the Library:  One New Librarian’s Experience in Changing the Processes of a Large Academic Library during the First Year of Employment
Emily Barton
12:30The University of Wollongong Library Cadetship experience: developing the skills for a career in librarianship
Rebecca Daly
Using a wiki for information services: principles and practicalities
Peter Blake
1:00 - 1:45Lunch
Concurrent sessions
Ritchie Theatre
Leighton Hall
1:45Cairns Libraries: Building Connections
Kristie Jones
whY generation? Millennials as managers, or the future of library management (Peer Reviewed)
Kate Davis
2:10Plenary Session: Leighton Hall
Networking 101: Part One – Intermediate – Dinners; Part Two – Advanced – Cocktail Parties and Foyers
Alan Smith
2:40 - 3:10Afternoon tea
Concurrent sessions
Ritchie Theatre
Leighton Hall
3:10Me, Myself and IM
Catherine Miller and Theresa McGinley
Rock & Rhyme: development and implementation of an early children's development program at the State Library of Tasmania (Peer Reviewed)
Rachele Carnevale, Anna Zylstra, Catherine Chambers
3:40Time in Timor : working overseas as a volunteer
Maggie McCafferty Paper
Your Library is a Marketing Organisation
Duncan McLachlan
4:10 Plenary session: Leighton Hall
Panel discussion: "Aspects of Leadership"
5:00 - 5:10Day 1 Closing remarks
6:30-8:30pmCocktail Party at State Library of New South Wales (transport provided to cocktail party)

December 2 2006

8:15 - 8:45Registration commences
Morning sessions: Leighton Hall
9:00Introduction to NLS2006, Day 2
9:10Keynote speaker: Joan Frye Williams, Information is Not Enough: Shaping the User Experience
Concurrent sessions
Ritchie Theatre
Leighton Hall
10:00So you want to be a law librarian?
Vanessa O'Meara and Melanie Adam
Freedom of Access to Information post September 11, 2001
Matthew Davis (paper will be presented by Alyson Dalby)
10:30Have MLIS, will travel
Nancy Fawley
Librarians in the Looking Glass: Reflections of Our Profession in Popular Culture
Kael Driscoll
11:00 - 11:30Morning tea
Concurrent sessions
Ritchie Theatre
Leighton Hall
11:30Librarian as Lecturer: how information literacy is paving the way for librarians to be integrated into student’s learning with advantages for both the student and your career
Lisa Paul
Pathways to the community: the possibilities are endless…
Tania Barry
12:00Allowing talking in the Reading Room: user collaboration in archive websites (Peer Reviewed)
Richard Lehane
Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) - strut the catwalk to reveal your inner supermodel (Peer Reviewed)
Lisa Cotter and Mary Grimmond
12:30Skin of Your Teeth Library Management: How to Survive Falling Up the Career Ladder
John Chisholm
1:00 - 1:45Lunch
1:45Plenary session: Leighton Hall
Workforce planning: the new librarian's perspective!
Helen Partridge
2:40 - 3:10Afternoon tea
Concurrent sessions
Ritchie Theatre
Leighton Hall
3:10Babes and Books: Balancing Parenting and a Library Career
Sharon Uthmann
Managing the retirement brain drain: A case-study from the Manuscripts Branch at the National Library of Australia
Beth Lonergan, Bronwyn Ryan and Renée Shuttleworth
3:40Is life in the fast lane always the best lane?
Graham Black
Following to the Top and Leading from the Bottom (Peer Reviewed)
Suzanne Byke and Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
4:10Keynote session: Leighton Hall
Christine Bruce, Information literacy changing lives, changing professionals, changing you
5:00 - 5:30Symposium closing remarks
EveningConference dinner at the Australian Jockey Club, Randwick Racecourse (transport provided)

Web Papers Programme

The potential of “two-dimensional barcode technology” used in mobile phones as a new means of information provision in the library environment [PDF, 264k]
Kumi Suzuki

Internet search and the searchers: what they know, what they really know, how they do it and how we can help them do it better. [PDF, 116k]
Nicholas Pavlovski

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 2006
Fri 1st - Sat 2nd Dec 2006
The John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW
Sydney Australia

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