People in the Information Profession

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Papers now available

A significant new conference proudly presented by the CAVAL Human Resources Group with the support of Emerald Publishing and the Australian Library and Information Association.

Victoria University, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia

Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2009.

The inaugural People in the Information Profession conference is expected to attract up to 150 information professionals from all library sectors across Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

A variety of registration options are available, including discounts for CAVAL and ALIA members.

All conference registrations receive a complimentary copy of Sandi Givens' e-book The 7 Biggest Blocks to having 100% Confidence 100% of the Time (and the Secrets to Overcoming them!), valued at $24.95 RRP.

Conference Fees

  • Full registration $880.00
  • CAVAL Member $660.00
  • ALIA Member $792.00
  • LIS Student $440.00

Registration fees are in Australian dollars and include Australian GST.


The conference will broadly address the theme of reinvigorating the library and information profession and include three streams:

  • Seek and Keep (Recruitment and retention)
  • GPS to the Future (Planning and forecasting)
  • Got What it Takes? (Competencies, career and talent management)


Sandi GivensA Conference needs to stay on track, on time and maintain an optimum learning environment for all … that's why we've engaged Sandi Givens as our MC! 

Energetic, light-hearted and down-to earth, Sandi has an authentic, engaging style that is guaranteed to inspire, expand and challenge your thinking and is ideally suited to our time together.

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The conference dinner will be held at the Melbourne Aquarium on Thursday 15 October – the dinner is included in the conference registration and additional tickets are available for purchase.

Emerald Publishing will be hosting a breakfast for all conference attendees on Friday 16 October – details to be announced soon.


Program now available

The Conference Committee issued an international call for papers intended to educate and inspire across the four themes.  Selection of papers has been by a peer review process.  Selected papers will be published by Emerald in Library Management (ISSN: 0143-5124).


A range of unique and exciting sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Important dates

Submission of proposals for papers - CLOSED

Successful authors - NOTIFIED

Conference Program - Program now available.

Registrations - CLOSED

Completed papers required by Monday 1 June 2009

Further information

Please contact the conference organisers at

Conference organisers wish to thank the following industry partners for their support

Australian Library and Information Association Emerald VU logo

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