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A perfect fit! Tailoring IT teaching to your community

Public libraries today face the challenge of educating and bridging the knowledge gaps of those patrons in their communities who have limited experience with information technology, and few related skills. Connecting people with information, fostering digital skills in the community, and enabling participation in online environments have become core functions of the library. These functions, which are lacking in other public and private spaces, are increasingly relied upon by library users to socialise, develop themselves and conduct their business.

ALIA national library and information technicians' symposium 2015: conference program

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium 2 - 4 September 2015: Hobart, Tasmania. 
Theme: RIGHT HERE – RIGHT NOW: It’s a Devil of a time in libraries.
Delivering library services in a technology connected world, providing services to a society with a ‘Want it here – Need it now’ expectation.
What are the challenges for the Library Technician in ensuring that their library remains relevant and viable in an age of ever changing technology, expectations and the priorities of their Institutions?

Guidelines for Australian health libraries, 5th edition 2022

The Guidelines for Australian Health Libraries (the Guidelines), provide a framework for health librarians to deliver the best possible health library and information services to their clients. 
The fifth edition of the Guidelines builds on the solid base of previous versions, retaining the same four broad Guideline Areas, divided into more specific criteria against which individual libraries may be assessed. This edition contains a number of important revisions and improvements.

Change management: redesigning, reskilling and redeploying

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 30 October - 1 November 2013, Canberra: waves of change.
This paper examines the change management process from the announcement of the change through to the implementation of the new supplier. The paper presents findings from team surveys and interviews conducted throughout the process. Recommendations are given for staff facing similar changes in their own work environments.


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