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ALIA’s annual National Advisory Congresses are held in each state and territory in order to provide ample opportunity for members to participate in discussion on policy, planning and topical issues relevant to the Association.
This year, it is more important than ever before for ALIA Members to take part because we will be discussing what the future of the profession will be.
ALIA has created a Future of the Profession Discussion Paper available on the ALIA Futures wiki. Please take some time out before the National Advisory Congress to review the document. Notes will be taken and made available for each State and Territory.
New South Wales’ National Advisory Congress
The NSW NAC will be chaired by Alyson Dalby, who is a member of the ALIA Board of Directors. NSW’s State Manager, Julia Garnett, will be recording notes from the meeting. For any questions about the NAC, please contact Julia Garnett.
We'll be meeting at Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, one level above Surry Hills Library at 405 Crown St. The NAC will get underway at 6pm and run until about 7:45. Afterward you are welcome to continue the conversation. Join us for dinner or a drink at The Clock Hotel, across the road at 470 Crown St.
More about the Future of the Profession
In October, there will be a Future of the Profession Summit in Sydney. The outcomes of all of the National Advisory Congresses as well as the feedback from the discussion paper will be presented. The event will provide the opportunity for library leaders to define what our public-facing position should be on the future of the profession and how this should inform ALIA’s strategies, policies and activities in 2014 and beyond. For more information about the Future of the Profession, please email email@example.com.