Event Date/Time: Aug 26, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 29, 2001
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Rivers of Knowledge
9th Special, Health and Law Libraries Conference
26 - 29 August 2001



This conference will provide a forum for library and information professionals to network, discuss, share and promote the future of the information industry.
The Melbourne Convention Centre http://www.mecc.aust.com/ , with its state of the art conference facilities, is located in the heart of Australia's most cosmopolitan city. If you are planning to extend your visit to Melbourne, you'll need to check out Tourism Victoria http://www.visitvictoria.com/ for some excellent ideas of things to do and see.

The conference organiser is The Meeting Planners mailto:enquiries@meetingplanners.com.au , they may be contacted via e-mail for further information. Alternatively, bookmark this page -- we'll be adding further details as they become available.

The Special, Health and Law libraries conferences provide a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas, continuing professional development, and networking with colleagues and vendors.

The conference theme, Rivers of knowledge, is set to look at the multifaceted information sources that we deal with, and to look at the technology changes that enable information storage, retrieval and delivery.

Papers, workshop sessions, panel sessions, poster papers, or focus sessions addressing this concept, and the following program sub-theme streams are welcome.

Themes
The themes for the conference are:
The skills box

Back to the basics - acquisitions, references, online searching
Change management
Competencies and alternatives
Failures - nothing ventured, nothing gained
Indexing
'Outreach libraries' or 'They have a library'?
Professional ethics
Pushing the envelope
Record management
Skills for the organisation
Web publishing
The business of knowledge

Corporate knowledge/corporate management
Developing your intranet to the next level
Do it yourself
Intranet/extranet/internet
Know how/knowledge management
The world around us

Asia Pacific
E-commerce
Electronic - 'it was on the web'
Licensing/license agreements
Management of the demands on us
Networking
Online journals/resources
Open all hours - 7 x 24 hours
Purchasing
Strategic partnerships/alliances
Strategies for survival
My job/my life - maintaining the professional and private life

Balancing my work/my life - private and professional life
Leadership skills
Professional ethics/privacy/liability/responsibility
Time and stress management
Speaker benefits
Your choice of either a complimentary one day registration, or a 20% discount on whole conference registration for one presenter of the paper.
Day registration includes conference attendance on the day the paper is presented, entrance to the exhibition, lunch and refreshments.

Form of proposals
The program committee requires an abstract of your paper with sufficient detail to allow the committee to make a selection.
Name of author(s) and presenter(s), position(s), organisation(s), postal, e-mail and URL addresses, telephone and fax numbers.
Biographical sketch not to exceed 100 words
Proposed paper title and abstract, not to exceed 100 words
Names and contact details of two referees
Preference for form of presentation - paper, workshop, panel session, focus session, or poster paper
Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presented elsewhere prior to the 9th Special, Health & Law Libraries Conference, 26-29 August 2001

Papers which are product reviews will not be accepted.


Relevant dates
15 December 2000
Proposal/abstracts.
15 February 2001
Authors notified.

2 June 2001
Completed papers required.


Rivers of knowledge
9th Specials, Health and Law Libraries Conference
Committee
Conference chair:
Trevor Wakely
National Meteorological Library
t.wakely@bom.gov.au
Special libraries convenor(s):
Christine McLaren
christinemclaren@hotmail.com
and
Peter Mathews
EBSCO Australia
pmathews@ebsco.com

Health libraries convenor(s):
David Lloyd
Bendigo Healthcare Group
dlloyd@bendigohealth.org.au
and
Fiona Capurro
Conjoint Libraries of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
& the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists
fcapurro@rveeh.vic.gov.au

Law libraries convenor:
Althea Ward
Phillips Fox
althea.ward@phillipsfox.com

Secretary:
Carolyn Malkin
cjmalkin@hotmail.com

Treasurer:
Vanessa O'Farrell
Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks
tygram@ihug.com.au
or vanessa.o'farrell@arh.com.au

Program sub-committee:
Caroline Knaggs
Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks
caroline.knaggs@arh.com.au

Publicity sub-committee:
Michael Coats
michael.coats@fedcourt.gov.au

Social sub-committee:
Jenny Wood
Minter Ellison
Jenny.wood@minters.com.au

Sponsorship sub-committee:
Donna Ross-Sherba
Australian Taxation Office
Donna.ross-sherba@ato.gov.au

Professional conference organiser:
The Meeting Planners
Anne Docherty
adocherty@meetingplanners.com.au

Venue