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2019 Conferences Inside & Out - recording now available

On Wednesday 7th August, ALIAWest joined forces with ALIA Students & New Grads and ALIA ARL WA to present a conference report back with a twist! Our four fabulous guest speakers took us inside and out of four key 2019 conferences - ALIA Information Online, IATUL, and NLS9.
Speakers and attendees at the 2019 Conferences Inside & Out event.
Rosita Chan kicked off the evening with a recap of her ALIA Information Online experience, which included heaps of useful tips for conference attendees - everything from packing comfortable shoes to researching which concurrent sessions you want to attend before arriving at the conference.
Rosita sharing one of the ALIA Information Online presentations.
Alissa Sputore then spoke about her experience on the International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) committee. Alissa recently presented a paper at the IATUL 2019 conference on customer service culture, and was also one of two Executive Officers for the IATUL 2019 Conference Program Committee.
Alissa speaking about the 2019 IATUL conference, held here in Perth. 
Next up was Sarah-Jane Lang, who volunteered at the recent NLS9 Symposium in Adelaide. Sarah-Jane's inspiring presentation reminded everyone of the value of volunteering!
Sarah-Jane on the value of volunteering.
The 2019 Sharr Award recipient Kristin Stephenson then provided an overview of what it's like to present at a conference. In July, Kristin attended the ninth New Librarians’ Symposium (NLS9) in Adelaide where she co-presented a workshop with several other current and former WA New Grad Coordinators.
Kristin with the title slide of her NLS9 workshop presentation
You can find the live-stream recordings of the evening on our ALIAWest Facebook page - here and here. Unfortunately we didn't realise the camera orientation was wrong for the first presentation, so you might need to rotate your screen to watch it!

A big thank you to our amazing presenters, and t o everyone who came along on the night. If you're feeling inspired and would like to be involved in a conference, you might like to consider joining the NLSX committee - keep an eye on the NLS Twitter account for more information.

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