Sunday, August 28, 2011

Registration now open for 7th ALIA Top End Symposium

The ALIA Top End Symposium committee is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 7th ALIA Top End Symposium, to be held in Darwin on 7 and 8 October 2011.

The registration form is available on the ALIA website at We encourage library and information workers in the Northern Territory to attend this special event, where we can connect with colleagues, share information, learn about achievements in our industry, and enjoy the excellent presentations that will be on offer.

The draft symposium program is also provided at The symposium's theme is "ConNecTing to the Information Future". Presenters from a range of library and information organisations will cover diverse topics around the themes of building and maintaining connections with clients, colleagues and information. Further detail is provided in the draft program.

We will be joined by three distinguished keynote speakers: Margaret Allen (ALIA President, CEO and State Librarian at the State Library of WA); Christine Mackenzie (CEO Yarra Plenty Regional Library); and Ellen Forsyth (Consultant, Public Library Services, State Library of NSW).

Additional events to be held in conjunction with the 7th ALIA Top End Symposium include a showcase of Northern Territory Library programs and initiatives on the morning of 7 October and the official symposium cocktail party on the evening of 7 October. The symposium will be followed by an ALIA National Advisory Council Meeting on the afternoon of 8 October. Preliminary details are available in the draft program.

We thank our sponsors, presenters and speakers who will be giving so generously to make this symposium an engaging and valuable experience. We look forward to seeing you, our colleagues, at the event!

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