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
December 1 2006
7:45 - 8:45 Registration commences Morning sessions: Leighton Hall 9:00 Introduction to NLS2006, Day 1 9:20 Keynote speaker: Alex Byrne, SSHHH! We have important things to say
10:00 Debate: "That librarians should be politically active" 10:55 New Graduates Group 11:05 - 11:30 Morning tea Concurrent sessions Ritchie Theatre Leighton Hall 11:30 Where are they now? A longitudinal analysis of LIS mentees
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
12:00 Acting the Part: the opportunities of taking Higher Duties
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
12:30 The University of Wollongong Library Cadetship experience: developing the skills for a career in librarianship
Using a wiki for information services: principles and practicalities
1:00 - 1:45 Lunch Concurrent sessions Ritchie Theatre Leighton Hall 1:45 Cairns Libraries: Building Connections
whY generation? Millennials as managers, or the future of library management (Peer Reviewed)
2:10 Plenary Session: Leighton Hall
Networking 101: Part One – Intermediate – Dinners; Part Two – Advanced – Cocktail Parties and Foyers
2:40 - 3:10 Afternoon tea Concurrent sessions Ritchie Theatre Leighton Hall 3:10 Me, 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
3:40 Time in Timor : working overseas as a volunteer
Maggie McCafferty Paper
Your Library is a Marketing Organisation
4:10 Plenary session: Leighton Hall
Panel discussion: "Aspects of Leadership"
5:00 - 5:10 Day 1 Closing remarks 6:30-8:30pm Cocktail Party at State Library of New South Wales (transport provided to cocktail party)
December 2 2006
8:15 - 8:45 Registration commences Morning sessions: Leighton Hall 9:00 Introduction to NLS2006, Day 2 9:10 Keynote speaker: Joan Frye Williams, Information is Not Enough: Shaping the User Experience Concurrent sessions Ritchie Theatre Leighton Hall 10:00 So 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)
10:30 Have MLIS, will travel
Librarians in the Looking Glass: Reflections of Our Profession in Popular Culture
11:00 - 11:30 Morning tea Concurrent sessions Ritchie Theatre Leighton Hall 11:30 Librarian 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
Pathways to the community: the possibilities are endless…
12:00 Allowing talking in the Reading Room: user collaboration in archive websites (Peer Reviewed)
Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) - strut the catwalk to reveal your inner supermodel (Peer Reviewed)
Lisa Cotter and Mary Grimmond
12:30 Skin of Your Teeth Library Management: How to Survive Falling Up the Career Ladder
1:00 - 1:45 Lunch 1:45 Plenary session: Leighton Hall
Workforce planning: the new librarian's perspective!
2:40 - 3:10 Afternoon tea Concurrent sessions Ritchie Theatre Leighton Hall 3:10 Babes and Books: Balancing Parenting and a Library Career
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
3:40 Is life in the fast lane always the best lane?
Following to the Top and Leading from the Bottom (Peer Reviewed)
Suzanne Byke and Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
4:10 Keynote session: Leighton Hall
Christine Bruce, Information literacy changing lives, changing professionals, changing you
5:00 - 5:30 Symposium closing remarks Evening Conference dinner at the Australian Jockey Club, Randwick Racecourse (transport provided)
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