Friday, October 3, 2008

ALIAActive Midwinter dinner

This years Midwinter dinner actually occurred in early spring at the Canberra Institute of Technology restaurant on 19 September. We had a good turnout of about 50-60 librarians gathered to celebrate the years achievements and to enjoy congenial fellowship with their colleagues from all sectors. The food was good and the company pleasant.
Our keynote speaker was Stuart Ferguson who has recently taken up the post of Senior Lecturer in Librarianship at the University of Canberra. Stuart spoke of his experiences as professional librarian across three countries, Scotland, South Africa and Australia working in a variety of libraries from public to academic. Stuart moved on to speak about the structure of the new postgraduate course in librarianship. He said that the purpose of the course is to nurture future librarian managers and related professionals so they can best serve their career needs and those of their parent organisations.

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