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3 November final competency is now up- 4B, Readers' Advisory and some fun links to explore


Wiki Participation[edit | edit source]

Competency 4A is now available :)

04/10/2017 Wiki Participation

Hello Everyone! Competency 3B is now up on the wiki :)


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Wiki Participation[edit | edit source]

Competency 3A is now up on the wiki.


National eSmart Week[edit | edit source]

File:National eSmart Week.PNG Now in its third year, National eSmart Week celebrates online safety through the Foundation’s eSmart Schools, eSmart Libraries and eSmart Digital Licence. Australian Library and Information Association’s CEO, Sue McKerracher, said she thought it was great that libraries and schools are working together to create cyber safe communities. 'No one must be left behind,' Ms McKerracher said. What are your libraries doing for National eSmart Week?


Reading Hour Thursday 14 September[edit | edit source]

ALIA’s Australian Public Library Alliance has been running the annual Reading Hour since 2012, mainly through public and school libraries. This year we are very excited to have the publishers, booksellers and authors involved in a big way. They not only bring energy and enthusiasm to the event, they also bring their incredible networks – celebrity writers, media partners, major businesses, politicians. They are helping us expand the Reading Hour from something that has been almost exclusively about children, into an opportunity for all ages, and they are extending our reach exponentially. You can expect to see coverage in national newspapers and other news channels in the lead up to the day.

So, the Australian Reading Hour will take place on Thursday 14 September. It’s not a fixed time, it’s simply an hour of your choice on that one day. Libraries that have been involved in previous years know that it’s a fun and flexible occasion, which helps raise your profile with the local community, school staff and students, local MPs and others. If you haven’t participated before, please think about being part of the campaign this year. Of course, it’s an obvious one for public and school libraries, but it can also work for academic, TAFE and special libraries – especially as the aim is to make it something for everyone.

If you work outside a library setting, think about running your own Reading Hour event for colleagues, friends, family or with a local community group. Our intention is to encourage people to discover and rediscover the joy of reading. That’s something we can all get behind.

19 July 2017

Hello! You should have received an email about Competency 1A and how to get into the wiki (if you can read this- you are in!). Have a read, explore the wiki (all documents are on the wiki), and then chose some questions in the Competency 1A. Any questions, concerns, comments - please email pd@alia.org.au[edit | edit source]


#Welcome to the 2017 South Australia ALIA Public Proficiency ProgramWelcome to the 2017 South Australia ALIA Public Proficiency Program Group B[edit | edit source]

#Welcome to the 2017 South Australia ALIA Public Proficiency Program--What you will learnWhat you will learn[edit | edit source]

There are four competencies to progress through over the next few months, each one with a theme:

  1. Know your public library context
  2. Understand your public library structure and community
  3. Focus on your collection
  4. Develop information literacy

We have subdivided each competency into smaller topics. We will regularly email you a new topic with supporting information such as links to YouTube videos, blog posts and websites. Participants in this Program will range from those with many years of experience in libraries to relative newcomers. We want to combine your strengths and help you to learn from each other. Each topic is designed to get all of you thinking about issues in a wider sense (eg as it relates to libraries in general or your community), and we then follow up these ideas with questions about how these topics relate to your workplace and the tasks you do each day.

#Welcome to the 2017 South Australia ALIA Public Proficiency Program--Some tips on getting organisedSome tips on getting organised[edit | edit source]

  • create a folder (physical or electronic) to keep your work together
  • find a mentor you can ask for advice or guidance
  • utilise your buddy for mutual motivation and support
  • speak with your manager about having time to work on the PLP
  • try to do reflection as you go along, rather than all at the end