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We are listening


Earlier this year we posted a link to a survey so we could determine what our local LIS community wanted.  Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
The results of this have now been collated, and are summarised here for your information. 
82 people responded to the survey.

Our thoughts:

It’s fantastic to see that many of you are ALIA members and attending ALIA events!
Overwhelmingly, we can see that you would like guest speakers, conference report back sessions and social events.   In response to this we will be organising conference report back sessions for ALIA Biennial, NLS6 and ALIA Online.  Watch this space for more details.  If you are heading to these conferences, and might be interested in sharing your thoughts with envious colleagues, please let us know!

Guest speakers and workshops are also something we’d love to do more of too. To cater to your needs, suggestions for such events are appreciated.

As to social events, we are in the very early stages of organising an event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of ALIA.  We’ll provide more details on this closer to the date.
Given the responses to the best times to hold events, it’s likely that we’ll stick to Tuesday or Wednesday nights.  If you attend the ALIA New Grads/RIMPA events you’ll note they rotate Tuesday to Wednesday to Thursday to enable a variety of people to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at an event in the near future.  In the meantime please feel free to contact us via Facebook, Twitter or by email or leaving a comment on the blog.

The questions and results:
Q1. Type of institution:
Public
22
Academic
18
School
7
Specialised
25
Student
3
Other
7

Q2. Are you an ALIA member?
Yes
52
No
30

Q3. Have you attended any ALIA events in the past 2 years?
Yes
52
No
29
No answer
1

Q4. What type of events would you attend?
Library tours
13
Guest speakers
27
Workshops (e.g. How to find a job)
14
Conference report back sessions
17
Mentoring programs
9
Social events
15

Results received under ‘other’ have been attributed to the option provided that best suited, e.g the suggestion of ‘social media’ was tallied under ‘workshops’

Q5. On what night would you prefer events to be held?

Monday
6
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
29
Thursday
8
Friday
11
Saturday
3
Sunday
2
No answer
12

Q6. Would you attend an event held during the day?

Weekday
51
Weekend
23
No answer
8

Cross question analysis:
Recent event attendance:
ALIA members
Non members
Attended events in last 2 years
38
13
Not attended
14
16

Events wanted:
ALIA Members
Non members
Library tours
9
4
Guest speakers
18
9
Workshops (e.g. How to find a job)
9
5
Conference report back sessions
11
6
Mentoring programs
7
2
Social events
10
5

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