The committee organising the 2015 ALIA National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium, being held in Hobart, Tasmania, 2-4 September 2015, now invites potential presenters to submit abstracts for papers around the theme
Right here, right now – it’s a devil of a time in libraries.
Delivering library and information services in a technology connected world, providing services to a society with a ‘want it here – need it now’ expectation.
What are the challenges for the Library and Information Technician in ensuring that their library and information service remains relevant and viable in an age of ever changing technology, expectations and the priorities of their Institutions?
Library and Information Technicians have an opportunity to play key roles in maintaining the relevance of their institutional library/information service, as well as assisting in its growth and evolution in an ever changing world.
The papers, presentations and discussions at the 2015 Symposium will focus on highlighting many of these challenges and opportunities. Delegates will experience the perfect environment to question the perception of ‘a traditional library’ and explore what the future may hold. We will be seeking papers on topics that highlight the role of the Library and Information Technician in this ever changing and demanding environment.
We would encourage all Library and Information Technicians to consider submitting an abstract to present a paper to your peers at this well-respected and enjoyable symposium. It is a great professional development opportunity.
Further information, including topic suggestions and the application process, may be found here.
The final date for abstract submission is 27th February 2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Att: Program Committee”.