Monthly Archives: February 2015

Call for Abstracts Extended until 5th March

We are excited to have received a number of quality abstracts to date. After some discussion between Committee members we have decided to extend the deadline until 5pm AEST Thursday 5th March. For anyone who is still thinking about submitting an abstract, now is your chance.

 All abstracts will be reviewed by the Committee at our next meeting on the 6th March.

Call for Abstracts closing soon!!

Don’t forget to get your abstracts in before the closing date 27th February 2015. You can find the Call for Abstract guidelines here.

Current Sponsors

We are excited to have the Hobart Bookshop join us as a sponsor; they will be providing delegates with a surprise in the satchel bag. The Hobart Bookshop is an independent bookshop located in the historic Salamanca Square. The Hobart Bookshop actively supports the local arts and literary scene.

Raeco® will be exhibiting during the duration of the event. Raeco has completed 50 years creating exciting Library Spaces in Australia and Beyond, from public, school, university and corporate libraries, Raeco® covers almost every conceivable need in library spaces. Innovative, flexible and functional library spaces using the latest in product designs and finishes.

Final Call for Abstracts

Final Call for Abstracts

This is the last call for your chance to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2015 ALIA National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium, being held in Hobart, Tasmania, 2nd – 4th September 2015 with the theme Right here, right now – it’s a devil of a time in libraries.

What challenges are endangering library and information services? How are services evolving to thrive in the changing information ecosystem? What are the means of engaging – ‘wowing’ – your customers who ‘want it here – need it now’? Are you exploring what the future holds?

Please don’t miss this great professional development opportunity.

If you find the idea of presenting on your own daunting, consider the possibility of co-presenting with a colleague (or two). The stated sub-themes are only guidelines so please feel free to submit your own original take on our broad theme.

Also, as a presenter, you will be able to register for the Symposium at a discounted rate and enjoy a great venue and Tasmanian hospitality.

Further information, including topic suggestions and the application process, may be found here.

The final date for abstract submission is 27th February 2015. If your submission is successful you have until the 3rd July 2015 to provide us with your complete paper.

If, after reading the information contained within the Call for Abstracts document, you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to email the organising committee at with the subject line “Att: Program Committee”.