Hi passionate library enthusiasts

The Victorian ALIA New Graduates Committee is looking for a couple of new members.

Joining the committee is a great opportunity to become involved with the library and information community, support those starting out in the profession, build your own organisational skills and regularly meet with other library enthusiasts.

What does being a committee member involve?

Involvement in the committee is a sizeable commitment, You need to be:

  • Available to attend regular events
  • Available for regular email contact with committee members
  • Available for occasional in-person committee meetings
  • A financial member of ALIA
At the moment, we host two seminars each year (usually interview skills and key selection criteria). These are quite intensive, as we have to find the speakers, organise the venue and catering, collect RSVPs, advertise the event, MC and buy speakers’ gifts, collect entry fees and prepare tax receipts and certificates of participation. We usually require all hands on deck for these events. 
We also host one social event every month throughout the year, which requires promotion, RSVP collection and venue booking but is comparatively low impact for the committee — we don’t expect everyone to attend all of these events. 
A couple of times per year we participate in teleconferences with the committee members in other states. The committee members also email each other frequently and meet in person as often as is required.

How do you apply?

Please write a brief letter of interest detailing why you would be suitable and email it to 
nyssa.parkes [at] gmail.com by close of business on February 23rd 2013.


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