Satellite events

Welcome to Adelaide
Monday 29 August 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
State Library of South Australia
Director, Alan Smith will welcome delegates to Adelaide and talk about the State Library’s “Story Wall” journey from concept to reality. Delegates will be able to view the Story Wall in action.
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
 photographer: Craig Laurendet (Illuminart). photographer: Craig Laurendet (Illuminart). 


NSLA: Linked up, loud and literate: Libraries enabling digital citizenship
Monday 29 August 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia
The third in a NSLA series of digital citizenship seminars will be held at the State Library of South Australia on 29 August 2016.
- What does it mean to be a digital citizen? 
- What is the role of the library and information sector in developing and supporting digital citizenship?
- What kind of government information can and should we be able to access as citizens?
- What if you are not connected in your home?
This workshop explores the role of libraries alongside the concepts of participatory democracy, connection, digital service delivery, and freedom of access to information. Find out how government agencies are working with public libraries across the country to ensure those not connected to the digital superhighway have not only access, but support in the digital world.
Speakers from the library and information sector, and from government will explore these new realities. This follows two successful digital citizenship seminars at the National Library of New Zealand in November 2015 and the National Library of Australia in March 2016.
To register follow this link. To view more deatils on the website follow this link.


Talis Aspire Day
Monday 29 August 2016 - 2:00pm
The Playford Adelaide
The event is aimed at those working within the Higher Education library sector who are interested in learning more about how Talis can improve the student experience, streamline workflows and improve library efficiencies. We will be hearing from academics, library staff and the Talis team as well as hosting a drinks and dinner reception for networking.
To see the agenda and sign up page, please follow this link.


Hachette Adelaide Roadshow
Tuesday 30 August 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
National Wine Centre of Australia - Exhibition Hall
Getting there:
Ticketed parking is available after the first parking bay off Hackney Rd Adelaide buses, including the O-Bahn either Stop 1, Botanic Road or Hackney Road Stop 2
For catering purposes please ensure you RSVP to Hachette Reception by 17th August or 02 8248 0800


ALIA Special libraries summit
Friday 2 September 2016 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
For the ALIA Special Libraries and Information Services Advisory Committee and other associations active in the specials space to meet to: 
- Identify shared issues and opportunities 
Prioritise research and other activities that could support joint advocacy and professional recognition for the sector
- Potentially agree a draft action plan for working together over the next three years.
An inclusive event for approximately 20 participants from special library-related associations, with other leaders from the sector - chair, former ALIA President Julie Rae. No cost to attend.
For more information, or to request a place at the Summit as participant or observer, please contact

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