Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ALIAACtive MidWinter dinner 2010

The ALIAActive midwinter dinner on 4 August 2010 at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club was the usual pleasant occasion . Thirty librarians gathered to witness Trish Milne, the former professor of librarianship at the University of Canberra be awarded her ALIA fellowship by Kate Sinclair. Trish has a long history of being actively involved in the profession both as a librarian and teacher. She taught library information studies to students at UC for nearly 20 years and then moved onto teaching knowledge management to graduate students. Trish was well known for her kindness to and pastoral care of all her students as well as her rigour in teaching. Many of us remember her role in our professional development with affection.

The Midwinter dinner was its usually pleasant occasion with librarians across all sectors gathering to catch up and exchange gossip. Trish addressed us for a short time on her memories of developments and challenges of teaching librarianship. ALIA head office was well represented as well as other groups who represent particular sectors of librarianship. Overall it was a good night and one that will be remembered by those who attended.

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