Library Students

Organisations of Interest to Librarians

ALIA – Australia Library and Information Association
‘ALIA is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector’: []

Library students may find it useful to sign up to the ALIA New Grads e-list
ALIA e-list: []

_New Librarian Conference_

SALIN – South Australian Library and Information Network
‘SALIN provides professional development and networking for new entrants in the library & information management field’: []

Library students may find signing up to the SALIN e-list useful:
SALIN e-list (ua.ude.srednilf|nilas#ua.ude.srednilf|nilas)

(IFLA) The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
"International body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession."

VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc
- "promote use and understanding of information technology as it applies to practitioners in the library and information dissemination industries"
- "The VALA Conference, held every two years, is the Australian forum where the use of technology in libraries is discussed"

Collections Council of Australia Ltd
PO Box 263 Rundle Mall SA 5000
Tel: + 61 (8) 8207 7287 Fax: + 61 (8) 8207 7207

Library/Librarian Websites of Interest [] - 'librarians defending the social good'

ALA Feminist task force [] - Addresses sexism within the librarian profession

Library Journal [] - publication covering the library field

The Internet Archive

Library Career Development

ALIA Career Connect

The Librarian and Information Professionals Career Development Centre[]

ALIA - Resumé and Key Selection Criteria Workshop 2009

Aurora Foundation []
- leadership programs for library professionals from Australia and New Zealand

Library Interviews - from LIS compiled by SALIN
Larrabee, Nancy. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Interview; or, What Not to Do." (LIScareer, Apr 2006) []
• Johns-Masten, Kathryn. "Deconstructing the Interview Process at a Small Academic Library." (LIScareer, Nov 2005) []
• Gordon, Larissa. "Your Last Impression: Saying Thank You after Your Interview." (Aug 2005)

Why be a librarian? []

Librarian Entertainment

I want to be a librarian []
Why I like my Public Library []
Conan the Librarian []

Conan the Librarian adventure stories []

Library Comics
Unshelved, the library comic strip []

Library and Librarian Films
Hollywood Librarian []

Lists and synopsis of films including Libraries and Librarians []

Key library sites

Its Marc - Cataloger's Reference Shelf

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

Libraries Australia []
"Libraries Australia is a resource sharing service coordinated by the National Library of Australia for Australian libraries and their users."

PANDORA - Australian web archive []

Australian National Data Service []

Librarian Awards

The South Australia Library Achiever of the Year Award (annual prize)

Library Open Source Tools

Wikis - for example Wikidot []
Blogs - for example Wordpress []

Open source library management system
Koha []
"in use in many libraries, museums, organisations world wide." []

Open source software used to create online areas for community collaboration - relational wiki
Kete []
"Write topics and upload images, audio, video, documents, maps and discuss and link them together. It's been called a "relational wiki" and " a mashup between content management and knowledge management."

Another version is "Moodle"

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