ALIA National Library & Information Technician Symposium 2017

The ALIA National Library & Information Technician Symposium was held at the Australian Catholic University North Sydney from Wednesday 27 September 2017 to Friday 29 September 2017. Library technicians came from around Australia to meet in Sydney. The theme was Bridge the Gap. The symposium provided an opportunity for library technicians to meet in the … Read more

FREE online coding classes for librarians and teachers

Are you looking at ways to integrate Digital Technologies into programing? Learn how to incorporate coding into activities with this four part webinar series. Create an animation with Scratch Jr, explore computational thinking with Prep to year 2 students Create a Geography Quiz with Scratch, explore branching (decision making) with year 3-4 students Create a … Read more

Open + Libraries: sharing the key to the library with the community

DOKK1 Aarhus, ©Villy Fink Isaksen, Wikimedia Commons, License cc-by-sa-4.0

As an ultimate Library Tourist and Professional Development experience this year I joined the Great Public Library Tour of Germany and Denmark after attending the 2017 World Library and Information Congress held in Poland.  It was a deep learning experience as I toured libraries with 15 other library professionals from Australia and New Zealand.  One … Read more

ANNOUNCING THE VALA 2018 DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

VALA 2018

Applications are invited for the VALA2018 Diversity Scholarships. Introduced in 2017, these Scholarships will fund up to three individuals to attend the 2018 VALA Biennial Conference, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Melbourne, Australia, from 13 – 15 February 2018. The VALA Biennial Conference has grown into the largest fully peer-reviewed library technology … Read more

Seeking the Queensland Library Achiever of the Year!

The Queensland Library Achiever of the Year Award is an annual merit prize aimed at: Encouraging recognition of an individual working in any sector of the library and information profession in Queensland Providing an opportunity to promote innovation and excellence within the library and information profession Increasing the profile of the profession The Award winner … Read more