Report: Take the fear out of networking

On Wednesday 22nd March, SALIN hosted Take the fear out of networking, a workshop providing advice on social communication for your career.

The event started with a networking bingo session to get everyone out of their seats and into conversations. Two experienced networkers then provided some invaluable advice. The event concluded with a speed-networking activity which gave everyone the chance to practice what they had learned and speak to all other attendees.

We’d like to thank our guest presenters Jennifer Osborn (Research Librarian at the University of Adelaide) and Eleanor Thomas (Acquisitions Coordinator at the University of South Australia). Here’s a summary of their advice:

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Records Management to Libraries: how does that work?

David BaldWelcome to the first in what we hope will be a series of short pieces written by South Australian information professionals, sharing perspectives on the diverse people and jobs who make up our industry. This piece is written by David Bald, a treasured volunteer from the SALIN committee.

When I thought back about my life and what my dream job would be, I seemed to always come back to libraries, followed by galleries, archives and museums.

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Celebrate 2016 with SALIN!

SALIN and ALIA SA are hosting a social gathering to celebrate the Christmas season and the end of another year for South Australian librarians.

Come along, catch up with colleagues, and make some new friends! Everyone is welcome.

When: Wednesday 14th December, any time from 5:30pm into the evening

Where: Lady Burra Brewhouse, 4 Topham Mall, Adelaide

What: Lady Burra serves beers brewed on the premises, along with a range of wines, cocktails, spirits and soft drinks. Dinner options include tapas, pizzas, burgers and salads.

RSVP by 10th December using this form:

Hope to see you there!

Launching your library career

Are you trying to get started in the library and information world? Are you a student or recent graduate wanting to make contacts, volunteer and land yourself in employment?

If you have questions, SALIN has the answers. At our upcoming interactive panel session, three professionals with vast experience in hiring library workers will share their tips for resume writing, job interviews and making yourself attractive to employers:
Belinda Van Drine – Business Development Coordinator, Adelaide City Libraries
Benjamin Wheal – Team Leader, Collections & Access, City of Tea Tree Gully Library
Mel Montgomery – Library/IT Business Manager, University of South Australia

Date: Thursday 27 October

Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start (session will run for 90 minutes)

Place: Ira Raymond Room, University of Adelaide (directly opposite the main bridge entrance to the Barr Smith Library)

Cost: $5 (free for ALIA members)

We will be serving light refreshments to provide you with the energy to network after the discussion.

Book online now.

If you can’t make it in person, we’ll also be streaming the discussion live on Facebook.

This event is co-organised by ALIA SA and ALIA Students and New Graduates.

Please contact us here for more information: