• Wikimedia Australia Wikimedia Australia
  • Ryan Donahue Ryan Donahue
  • Sue Gardner Sue Gardner
  • Ruth Kneale Ruth Kneale Ruth Kneale sponsored by the State Library of Queensland
  • Stuart Candy Stuart Candy Keynote Speaker, Dr Stuart Candy - Professional futurist
  • Ingrid Parent Ingrid Parent Ingrid Parent
  • Jenica Rogers Jenica Rogers Jenica Rogers sponsored by the State Library of Queensland
  • Marcus Foth Marcus Foth
  • NLS6 NLS6


Jan 132013

Can’t make it to NLS6? You can still come to a workshop and the Symposium barbecue!


We have opened up registrations for half and full day workshops for people who are not attending NLS6. These workshops will take place on Saturday 9 February (the day before the Symposium starts). While our workshops are geared towards new graduates, the topics are of broader appeal. Our facilitators are experts in their fields, both in Australia and abroad, and the workshops focus on some of the key issues for the information professions right now. Whether you’re a new grad who can’t make it to the whole Symposium or a more experienced information professional looking to kick start your professional development for 2013, we have something to offer you!

Our workshops will cover topics such as leadership, resilience, copyright, research in practice, and professional identity. Check out the full program to see what’s on offer.

Tickets to NLS6 workshops are a steal! We have priced these workshops to sell out and you simply won’t get access to this calibre of speakers anywhere else at these prices.

Half day workshop:

  • Student: $35
  • Standard: $45

Full day workshop:

  • Student: $65
  • Standard: $95

If you are finding it hard to choose a topic, we have a few tips to help you make that right decision.

Made your decision? Then register now! The number of workshop places available to people not attending the full Symposium are extremely limited, so get in quick!


Are you coming to Brisbane for Information Online? Are you a local who would like to take advantage of a great networking opportunity? You can buy a ticket to the NLS6 barbecue (our version of the traditional conference dinner) for just $18. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with new graduates, seasoned professionals, and our awesome speakers. The BBQ will be held from 5.30pm on Monday 11 February at QUT Gardens Point campus. Register now!

 January 13, 2013  Posted by at 11:00 am program, your nls6 Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Dec 212012

There’s only 10 days to go until NLS6 Early Bird Registration closes on Monday 31 December 2012.

With only 10 days left until Early Bird Registration, and only a few days left until Christmas day, you’ll need to make sure that you don’t forget to register for NLS6 amidst all the busy-ness over the coming days.

Join us in Brisbane, Queensland for NLS6 in February 2013.

This ALIA New Graduates event, with discount prices for students and ALIA members, only takes place every two years.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other students, network with new graduates, collaborate with your peers, and connect with emerging leaders in the LIS profession.

  • Saturday 9th February is filled with an exciting array of workshops.
  • Sunday 10th and Monday 11th February are packed with inspiring keynote speakers and presenters.
  • Tuesday 12th February is your chance to explore the ALIA Info Online Trade Exhibition.

Click here to get your NLS6 registration underway.

NLS6 Early Bird Registrations close on 31 December 2012. Don’t miss out!

 December 21, 2012  Posted by at 9:00 am news, registration Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Nov 012012

By now you have most likely seen our awesome keynotes and workshops and are really getting excited about attending NLS6 in February next year! But wait, what is that you say? You haven’t got two bobs to rub together to go to Brisbane and to pay for your own registration? So have you read about our helpful hints in putting a case for your employer and getting your organisation to pay for your attendance? How about the one about self-funding ideas? Got it all but still want more ideas? Well luckily we do have a few more up our sleeves:

The NGAC Travel Bursary – A competition

The New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) is offering travel financial support to students of ALIA-recognised LIS course and new graduates (ALIA members) who would otherwise not receive funding from their organisations. The competition is open to everyone except members of the NLS6 organising committee and NGAC. For more information, please download the NGAC_NLS6 Competition Application. Competition ends 10 December 2012.

The QUT Information Professional Alumni Bursary – A competition

The Ian Maddox Memorial Bursary is awarded to QUT alumni or current QUT students of library and information studies; information management; or teacher librarianship courses. More information on eligibility and how to apply is contained in the Nomination form (505KB, PDF) and on QUT’s Information Professional Alumni Chapter website. Competition ends 28 November 2012.

LINC Tasmania – The Sir John Morris Memorial Trust Fund

For those information professionals living in Tasmania you may be eligible to get funding from LINC Tasmania via the Sir John Morris Memorial Trust Fund. I have applied for this last year to attend NLS5 and was lucky enough to be granted part of my costs (airfare, registration and accommodation). Submit application by 29 November 2012.

Do you know of any other grants, competitions or awards in your State or Territory? Let us know in the comments!


 November 1, 2012  Posted by at 11:00 am accommodation, planning, travel Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 052012

It’s finally here folks. The moment we’ve been waiting for! Early bird registrations have just opened and we invite you to register now to make a significant saving on the normal full cost of registration.  Don’t miss out on the biggest professional event there is that specifically caters for the needs of library students, new graduates and new info professionals!

Included in your symposium ticket will be entry to a half a day workshop of your choice on Saturday (9 February) and admission to two symposium days (10 and 11 February) featuring prominent keynote speakers who are guaranteed to inspire you to think outside the square and show you the way to take a lead in your own professional development.  Also, your registration allows you to attend the Information Online trade exhibition (12 February). So don’t miss what will be a remarkable event. You will be empowered, energised and inspired!

 October 5, 2012  Posted by at 11:00 am news, program Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 042012

We are excited to announce that speaker proposals have been chosen, keynotes have been confirmed and the sessions for this awesome symposium program have been decided and scheduled. You can check out the exciting line up here (as this is a draft, please note that times may get shuffled around before we announce the final program). Below is a snapshot of the sessions and speakers.

  • The embedded librarian : is this your future? – Jennifer Osborn
  • Balance! WTF? –  Ghylene Palmer and Tamara Capper
  • Presentations: the good, the bad, and the interpretive dance – Kate Freedman
  • I liked librarianship before it went mainstream: the rise of the hipster librarian – Romany Manuell

If you’ve missed our first two keynote announcements – here they are again — We are lucky to have Marcus Foth and Ruth Kneale joining us at NLS6. Watch this space for more awesome keynote announcements in the coming weeks!

So what are you waiting for? C’mon and join us – be inspired, be connected and be different!

 October 4, 2012  Posted by at 11:00 am news, program Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Sep 182012

Well we might have been quiet lately but rest assured we will be no longer! The NLS6 organising committee have been VERY busy behind the scene indeed. Let’s see, there’s the Proposal Team who have been overworked with the difficult job of choosing which speaker proposals are in or out; the Experience Team, preparing to create the best symposium experience ever for all of you potential delegates; and the Web Team, who are gearing up and getting the website ready for the opening of registrations – not long to go now! Oh, and we mustn’t forget the coming revelation of our awesome keynotes. We are very excited indeed! And we can’t wait to reveal them to you – very, very soon.


 September 18, 2012  Posted by at 1:11 pm committee, planning Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Aug 052012

There is only 1 week left to submit your proposal for NLS6! Submissions close on the 12th of August.

Do you have something to say to our new and emerging info professionals? Can you inspire, delight and challenge them about our industry? Then what are you waiting for?!

Need convincing? Why not read some past presenters’ reflections and check out their speaker experiences and what they got out of it:

For more details go to our call for proposals page or if you have any further questions email: proposals@newlibrarianssymposium.com.




 August 5, 2012  Posted by at 10:23 am get involved, news, proposals Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Jul 142012

Here it is folks! Our first official flyer for NLS6 for you to download, print, pin on your home/office board, share with your networks, and give to anyone who might be interested in submitting a proposal or coming along to the event in February next year.

I’m proud to say that I had a lot to ‘say’ about how this flyer came about. But credit must go to Christina Granata (ALIA events manager) and Gemma Kelly (ALIA graphic designer) for creating and coordinating this funky and awesome design.

So what are you waiting for? Exploit this flyer however you want – it’s bright, bold and beautiful! Stick it on your boss’s computer screen, your office door, or staff room. Post it on Facebook or Yammer or on any other social/professional network. Use your imagination! In the meantime, let your ninja planner come out and start organising your leave/summer holiday or that proposal submission! Brainwash -ahem- let your employer know this is THE professional development event of the year!

Be Different!

Download your flyer.

 July 14, 2012  Posted by at 8:24 am bits and pieces Tagged with: ,  No Responses »