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Created on Monday, 21 Sep 2015 11:18:43

The ALIA National 2016 Conference program committee invites abstracts relating to the conference theme Engage, Create, Lead.

The conference theme is intended to draw focus to the issues of:

Engage – how do we ensure we understand the broader environment in which we operate and how do we connect with it? Create – how do we add value to our libraries and communities and actively participate in creative initiatives? Lead – how do we maintain and grow our place and relevance within the community through change and leadership?

Within these themes you are invited to consider a range of topics relevant to the library and information environment including, but not limited to the following:

  • Engage – Connecting outside the profession Ÿ connecting outside the region Ÿ librarianship in Asia Ÿ connecting outside library walls Ÿ inclusion – online Ÿ non-traditional connections Ÿ supply chain  – publishers Ÿ communities Ÿ other partners Ÿ spaces for connections Ÿ connecting in a self-serve + online environment Ÿ keeping customers involved Ÿ gaming, learning spaces Ÿ inside / outside building connections Ÿ connecting with customers.
  • Create - Content generation and curation  Ÿ local history Ÿ special collections Ÿ grey literature Ÿ library as publisher Ÿ role of research librarian Ÿ practitioner researchers Ÿ academics Ÿ capacity of libraries to bring things together – mash-ups Ÿ digital spaces – experiencing & using new technologies/programs Ÿ maker-spacers Ÿ experience spaces.
  • Lead - leadership skills for a 21st century library Ÿ leading at every level Ÿ evidence based Ÿ managing up including into the parent organisation Ÿ demonstration of value Ÿ how to convince / argue new program value Ÿ innovation.

Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstract. All abstracts should be submitted prior to 19 November 2015.

Your abstract may be submitted here.

Enquiries regarding abstract submissions can be directed to the ALIA Events Team at

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