Who are NGAC looking for?

ALIA’s New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) are looking for students, new graduates, and early career professionals to join the NGAC committee.

The primary purpose of NGAC is to advocate for the new generation of GLAMR workers, enhancing their involvement and engagement in the sector, and to make their voices heard.

NGAC Committee members can be located anywhere in Australia, including all rural, regional and metropolitan locations. NGAC actively supports an inclusive and diverse profession. Potential members of any cultural, racial or gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical ability are encouraged to apply.

📚 What are the benefits of becoming an NGAC committee member?

Joining NGAC is a transformative experience that equips you with valuable skills, knowledge, and connections to kickstart your Library and Information Science (LIS) career:

  • Influence and Advocacy: Engage in leadership and collaboration to represent the needs of new LIS professionals.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, experienced professionals, and potential mentors via quarterly meetings and collaborative projects.
  • Skill Development: Develop skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, project management, and chairing/recording minutes for meeting.
  • Professional Recognition: Committee involvement on your resume demonstrates your dedication and passion for the LIS sector.
  • Personal Growth: Step out of your comfort zone, take on new responsibilities, and grow as an individual. 

Essential and desirable criteria:

  • Be a current ALIA Member or willing to become one.
  • Be relatively new to the sector –  you are a current student, a recent LIS course graduate, or an early-career professional (joined within the last 7 years)
  • Possess an understanding of the needs and experiences of new generation professionals, enabling effective advocacy and support.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively convey ideas, collaborate with other committee members, and represent NGAC.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teams in an online environment.
  • Willingness to actively support and promote an inclusive and diverse profession.
  • Dedication to actively participate and contribute to the committee’s activities and initiatives. 
  • Committed to acting ethically, professionally, and positively when representing ALIA in events and communication, especially in regard to confidentiality.

✅ Skills that are highly regarded:

  • Proficient use of social media and online communication tools. 
  • Written communication, presentation, or visual design skills.
  • Interest in research, data collection (surveys), and data analysis.
  • Experience working in school libraries, archives, galleries, museums, records, and/or specialist libraries.

How to apply to become an NGAC member:

💻 To submit an expression of interest in becoming a member of NGAC, please email a cover letter addressing these criteria as well as a brief resume to aliangac@gmail.com by Friday August 25th, 2023.

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