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’: [http://www.alia.org.au/]

Library students may find it useful to sign up to the ALIA New Grads e-list
ALIA e-list: [http://lists.alia.org.au/mailman/listinfo/aliaNEWGRAD/]

_New Librarian Conference_
[http://conferences.alia.org.au/newlibrarian2009/Speakers.html]

SALIN – South Australian Library and Information Network
‘SALIN provides professional development and networking for new entrants in the library & information management field’: [http://www.salin.org.au/]

Library students may find signing up to the SALIN e-list useful:
SALIN e-list (ua.ude.srednilf|nilas#ua.ude.srednilf|nilas)
[https://listserver.flinders.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/salin]

(IFLA) The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
[http://www.ifla.org/]
"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
[http://www.vala.org.au]
- "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
[http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au]
PO Box 263 Rundle Mall SA 5000
Tel: + 61 (8) 8207 7287 Fax: + 61 (8) 8207 7207
ua.moc.licnuocsnoitcelloc|nimda#ua.moc.licnuocsnoitcelloc|nimda

Library/Librarian Websites of Interest

Libr.org [http://www.libr.org/] - 'librarians defending the social good'

ALA Feminist task force [http://libr.org/ftf/] - Addresses sexism within the librarian profession

Library Journal [http://www.libraryjournal.com/] - publication covering the library field

The Internet Archive
[http://www.archive.org/about/about.php]

Library Career Development

ALIA Career Connect
[http://www.alia.org.au/careerconnect/]

The Librarian and Information Professionals Career Development Centre[http://www.liscareer.com/]

ALIA - Resumé and Key Selection Criteria Workshop 2009
[http://www.alia.org.au/groups/newgrad/social/resume.sc.aug.2009.html]

Aurora Foundation [http://www.aurorafoundation.org.au/]
- 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) [http://www.liscareer.com/larrabee_interview.htm]
• Johns-Masten, Kathryn. "Deconstructing the Interview Process at a Small Academic Library." (LIScareer, Nov 2005) [http://www.liscareer.com/johns_interview.htm]
• Gordon, Larissa. "Your Last Impression: Saying Thank You after Your Interview." (Aug 2005)
[http://www.liscareer.com/gordon_thanks.htm]

Why be a librarian? [http://destinationlibrary.pbworks.com/]

Librarian Entertainment

Youtube
I want to be a librarian [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne_WXP7lUWM]
Why I like my Public Library [http://youtube.com/watch?v=HUxp3E3YUdQ]
Conan the Librarian [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZHoHaAYHq8]

Conan the Librarian adventure stories [http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/mall/conan/conanhp.html]

Library Comics
Unshelved, the library comic strip [http://www.unshelved.com/]

Library and Librarian Films
Hollywood Librarian [http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/]

Lists and synopsis of films including Libraries and Librarians [http://home.earthlink.net/~movielibrarians/]

Key library sites

Cataloguing
Its Marc - Cataloger's Reference Shelf
[http://www.itsmarc.com/crs/]

MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data
[http://www.itsmarc.com/crs/bib0001.htm]

Libraries Australia [http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/]
"Libraries Australia is a resource sharing service coordinated by the National Library of Australia for Australian libraries and their users."

PANDORA - Australian web archive [http://pandora.nla.gov.au/]

Australian National Data Service [http://ands.org.au/index.html]

Librarian Awards

The South Australia Library Achiever of the Year Award (annual prize)
[http://www.alia.org.au/awards/merit/sa.laoty/]

Library Open Source Tools

Wikis - for example Wikidot [http://www.wikidot.com]
Blogs - for example Wordpress [http://www.wordpress.com]

Open source library management system
Koha [http://www.koha.org]
"in use in many libraries, museums, organisations world wide." [http://opensource.web2learning.net/]

Open source software used to create online areas for community collaboration - relational wiki
Kete [http://kete.net.nz/]
"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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