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 connecting outside the region librarianship in Asia connecting outside library walls inclusion – online non-traditional connections supply chain – publishers communities other partners spaces for connections connecting in a self-serve + online environment keeping customers involved gaming, learning spaces inside / outside building connections connecting with customers.
Create - Content generation and curation local history special collections grey literature library as publisher role of research librarian practitioner researchers academics capacity of libraries to bring things together – mash-ups digital spaces – experiencing & using new technologies/programs maker-spacers experience spaces.
Lead - leadership skills for a 21st century library leading at every level evidence based managing up including into the parent organisation demonstration of value how to convince / argue new program value innovation.
Please review the submission guidelines before submitting your abstract. All abstracts should be submitted prior to 19 November 2015.