From the Regional Engagement Manager: bringing the source for Library & Information Week

Library and Information Week is fast approaching, and I’m excited to see some of the LIW activities that are being organised by our Regional Groups.

A tad shy of LIW, but leading us into the week and getting us in the spirit is the FA Sharr Award Ceremony to be held at the State Library of Western Australia. This award recognises a librarian, teacher librarian, or library technician who has the potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in WA.

The weekend before LIW is the New Librarians Symposium, NLSX. This event is specifically geared towards students and new professionals from around the country. If you’re registered for NLSX and in Melbourne, head to the PMI Victorian History Library to watch the conference and connect with peers at the NLSX viewing hub. On the same evening ALIA SA are hosting a fundraiser for their inaugural SALIAs, test your knowledge at the ALIA SA Back to School Quiz Night.

Heading into LIW, ALIA QLD are hosting their Annual Trivia Night, with a ‘Sourcey Subjects’ theme to entice and delight. ALIA Island are planning to celebrate the Tasmanian library workforce with an event titled ‘Our Source of Strength’ - an event I'm currently building with ALIA Island and can’t wait to promote further soon! How are you celebrating Library and Information Week this year?

This week I'll be in Brisbane, visiting libraries and ALIA Members, and next week I’m attending the SLASA Conference – SA School Libraries: Where I Belong to speak with school library personnel. You can read about recent regional engagement activities in Perth in the ALIA in the West blog.