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2 The New Librarians’ Symposium is on again and it is going to be jam packed with activities, goodies, entertainment and inspiring speakers. There will be lots to see, lots to do and lots to learn!

3 NLS 2006 will:  inspire delegates to explore avenues towards a successful career in Information and Library Management;  include exciting keynote speakers, peer presentations and workshops designed to challenge and build new skills;  contain a dynamic and energetic mix of sessions on career development, leadership and advocacy; and  provide a forum to meet and network with other new graduates and leaders in the industry.

4 Delegates will network, discuss professional issues and learn a great deal from their colleagues and leaders in the industry.

5 It’s summertime in Sydney, the perfect season to enjoy the city, the beach and good company!

6 Where is it? At the John Niland Scientia Building, University of NSW

7 Sounds interesting – What else can you tell me about NLS2006?

8 The theme for NLS2006 is Pathways & Possibilities

9 The NLS2006 programme has 2 streams: 1. PATHWAYS The practical steps we need to further our career and profession. Topics in the Pathways theme include, but are not limited to:

10 1. PATHWAYS  Leadership, teamwork and management;  Moving skills, sectors and specialties;  Non-library career pathways;  Career planning and mentoring;  Practical skills within and beyond the workplace;  Communicating your success through research;  Professional development and ‘keeping up’ strategies;  Planning education and training;  Maintaining balance and motivation.

11 2. POSSIBILITIES The big picture - the assumptions underpinning our profession, and what the future holds for us. Topics in the Possibilities theme include, but are not limited to:

12 2. POSSIBILITIES  Innovative uses of technology;  Building communities with social software;  Information literacy;  Ethics, social responsibility and advocacy;  Access to information, equity, censorship and privacy;  The future of the profession;  Our place in the world;  Research for new professionals - where can it take us?  Where to now? Moving beyond the “new librarian” model.

13 Where can we get more information about the Symposium?

14 Visit our website And while you are there register to receive regular updates on the who, what, where and why of the symposium

15 Is NLS2006 for me? NLS2006 is for:  New information professionals. The "Pathways" stream will cover career planning, obtaining the job you want and exploring professional development opportunities;  If you have been in the industry for several years, the "Possibilities" stream will be of interest to you. Included in this will be discussion about research, development of leadership skills and the peer paper program.

16 What does registration include?

17 The Symposium programme includes:  Formal and informal presentations  Interactive workshops  Morning & afternoon tea each day  Lunch each day  A cocktail party  The symposium dinner

18 On behalf of the NLS2006 committee … We look forward to seeing YOU in December at the 2006 ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium


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