• 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
Oct 302012
 

The 6th New Librarians’ Symposium is going to challenge you to Be Different in more ways than one! We’ve developed an action and ideas-packed program filled with a range of speakers from across the industry (and outside it) and we want you to Do Different by volunteering.

NLS6 is looking for LIS students who might not be able to afford to attend the symposium, but are willing to volunteer their time in order to be part of the experience. By volunteering, you will gain valuable skills that will shine on your resume, network with industry people and inspire those around you with hard work and a smile! You will do a variety of jobs including: session and workshop assistant, roving, technical assistance and other odd jobs as required.

Other than the amazing benefits listed above, there are extra perks to volunteering.

  • free entry into the Symposium
  • a volunteer T-shirt commemorating the event
  • free morning tea and lunch
  • attend a session of your choice

You will also be expected to be part of the team assisting with the social BBQ dinner (we will feed you in return for all this hard work lol).

We require NLS6 volunteers to be hard working, courteous and punctual. Volunteers are the most important element of the Symposium as you ensure things run smoothly and problem free.

To register your interest, email volunteers@newlibrarianssymposium.com with the subject heading “Student Volunteer.” Include a brief biography stating your particular areas of interest within the library and information sector and where you attend university by Friday, November 23.

Thank you for supporting NLS6!

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Mar 092012
 

Interested in helping organise a spectacular New Librarians Symposium? Expressions of interest are now open!

How will the committee work?
The core Organising Committee will be a small group of no more than eight members, with specific roles for each member. We are looking for motivated, creative and collaborative people to lead in the following roles:

  • Sponsorship
  • Marketing
  • Website
  • Experience (tours, workshops, travel and social coordination)
  • Proposals and speaker liaison
  • Volunteers

Sub-committees
Each member of the Organising Committee will be responsible for chairing a sub-committee related to their role. Sub-committee chairs will be responsible for managing particular aspects of the event organisation and will report regularly to the wider Organising Committee.

Other opportunities to get involved
Not sure about joining the Organising Committee in a leadership role? We’re also looking for people to participate in sub-committees in each area.

In addition to roles on the Organising Committee and sub-committees, there will be numerous opportunities to get involved in shaping the direction of NLS6. We’ll be seeking input from potential delegates throughout the process, and delegates will even have the opportunity to help choose the content for the event.

Do I need to live in Brisbane?
No, the Organising Committee will be a virtual committee. Some roles may be better carried out by someone based in Brisbane, but there are plenty of ways for out-of-towners to contribute.

Who are you looking for?
New graduates, students, and others with an interest in new graduate issues. Members of the Organising Committee must also be personal members of ALIA or another related association.

We are looking for people who have the time and energy to commit to helping organise the event. If you’re interested in a role on the Organising Committee, it is important that you understand the nature of the role and that you will need to invest several hours each week in NLS6 activities.

What do I need to do?
Tell us how you’d like to help! We’re looking for expressions of interest for leadership roles in the Organising Committee and support roles in the sub-committees.

If you’re interested in taking part, we’d like you to identify a specific role on the Organising Committee or a particular sub-committee you’d like to join. Please submit an expression of interest related to your particular area of interest.

If you think of a key role we’ve left off the list, please let us know and express your interest in that role.

You are welcome to express interest in more than one role but please be aware that, due to the workload involved in organising an event like this, it is unlikely that you’ll be allocated more than one area of responsibility.

What do I include in my expression of interest?

Please include:

  • a short CV (no more than two pages)
  • one of the following:
    • a statement of interest in a particular role on the Organising Committee, including an outline of why you are interested in this position and an overview of the skills, knowledge and experience you will bring to the position (no more than one page) OR
    • a statement of interest in joining a particular sub-committee, including an outline of why you are interested in this sub-committee and an overview of the skills, knowledge and experience you will bring to the committee (no more than one page)
  • one of the following:
    • a statement of employer support for your participation on the Organising Committee or sub-committee, including an indication that you will be allowed to undertake some activities on work time OR
    • a statement indicating that you are willing and able to commit your personal time to committee duties over the next 12 months
  • a 100 word statement in response to the question “What would your ideal NLS look like?”

We encourage you to think beyond your experience working in the library and information professions when preparing your expression of interest. Draw on previous careers, committee involvement and any other relevant experience.

Submit your expression of interest by email to nls6.alia@gmail.com.nospam (remove .nospam) by midnight Friday 30 March (UPDATED).

Expressions of interest will be considered by a panel comprised of:

  • Kate Davis (NLS6 co-chair)
  • Vanessa Warren (NLS6 co-chair and NGAC chair)
  • Mel Chivers (NGG coordinator)
  • Christina Granata (ALIA Events Manager)

We’ll let you know the outcome of the process by the end of March.