IAML Australia Conference 2015

From October 01, 2015 9:00 am until October 02, 2015 5:00 pm Save to calendar

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[Archived - access published papers at http://www.iamlaustralia.org.au/category/2015-conference-papers]

Each year at our conference, library professionals and academics come together to share best practice and explore new ways of delivering and developing services to support and serve a wide range of Australian creative communities.   This year we will take a particular look at the importance of music and performing arts specialists in libraries, whilst continuing to explore and offer ways to support generalists working with music.  It is also an opportunity to introduce new collections, initiatives and innovations, particularly in digital delivery.  A programme will be available online in the coming weeks.  The event will held across 2 venues;

Day 1 : Australian Music Centre / APRA AMCOS Offices, 16 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
Day 2 : Australian Institute of Music, 1 - 55 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010


The program is taking shape and we have some very interesting papers around our theme of 'Portals and Pathways'.  Download our draft program at the bottom of this page.  Our Keynote Address will be delivered by CEO of the Australian Music Centre, John Davis and on Day 1 we have the return of the popular training session 'Getting to Know the Score

Other sessions will include:

There will also be the opportunity for delegates to present 5 minute presentation about recent projects and innovations in their delivery of library services.

For abstracts & biographies of speakers, plus travel & tourism tips  visit our blog


Book online (see Booking Tips below), or download our booking form in PDF or Word format from the bottom of the page.  Fees include lunch and refreshments.  See 'Booking Tips' below.

IAML Members : Full 2 days $100, day only rate $60

Non Members : Full 2 days $120, day only rate $80 (Non member speakers attend free of charge on the day of their presentation)

Concessions Card Holders : Full 2 days, $60, day only rate $40

*Payments can be made via Electronic Bank Transfer or Cheque and you may request an invoice.

Getting To Know The Score : basic music reference and cataloguing for non-specialists

Following the success of this training session in 2014 we are looking forward to offering 'Getting to know the score' again in 2015 on Thursday 1st October.  The session is free as part of your registration and you are encouraged to make the most of other sessions and networking opportunities offered on the day.  Please indicate as part of your booking if you plan to attend this particular sesson on Day 1.  More....

Conference Dinner Thursday 1st October, 6:30 pm

La Boheme European Restaurant & Bar, $47 per person for 3 courses, payable as part of conference booking only.

Each year it is traditional for us to host a dinner on the first evening of the conference to give us further opportunity to network and get to know one another.  This year is no exception and we're looking forward to enjoying a 3 course meal (see Option B Mains) at La Boheme Restaurant & Bar on Glebe Point Road (www.laboheme.com.au). 

Hal Leonard Travel Bursary

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Hal Leonard Australia Travel Bursary for the 2015 IAML Australia Conference which will be used to support the cost of travel and accommodation.

Congratulations to our joint winners Ashley Sutherland (Liaison Librarian, at VCA and MCM, The University of Melbourne), and Ryan Weymouth (Music Librarian, at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University).

We're pleased to be able to offer this support to two relatively new music library professionals and we know that you'll love networking with them in Sydney. Bursary recipients will submit a report documenting their experience of the conference and also an article for our blog following the conference.

Accomodation Deals

Special rates are available at the following hotels convenient to the conference venues (Australian Institute of Music & Australian Music Centre) for conference delegates;

Aspire Hotel Sydney : Quote IAML123 when you book online or via phone for a 15% discount (no minimum / maximum no of nights or room restrictions, no expiry, available to families of delegates also, prices currently around $132 prpn)

Rydges Sydney Central : Quote 1509IAMLCO when you book online or via phone for $225 prpn for 3 nights if booked before 30th August (Check in Wed, check out Sat, Superior King/Twin Room Only - Single/Double Occupancy)

If you're on a budget you might also find the Sydney Central YHA a convenient location & great price

Booking Tips

You can book for multiple people and multiple elements of the conference in one online transaction. 

  • Select the number of tickets you wish for each element and use 'Add Tickets' to add an element for example a full 2 day conference booking
  • Repeat this step with any other elements you want to add to your booking such as the conference dinner and / or Getting to know the score
  • You can review your selections before hitting 'Save' to make the booking.
  • You will have the option to pay via online bank transfer, end a cheque or request an invoice
  • Ready?  Book now
  • Problems?  Download our PDF or WORD booking form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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IAML Australia is the Australian Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries Archives and Documentation Centres, and our membership represents a wide range of organisations including academic institutions, public libraries, special music libraries, archives, research centres, orchestras, and publishers. Our individual members represent a cross section of professionals and stakeholders including librarians, archivists, researchers, and students.  Our conferences welcome specialist music librarians as well as individuals who are responsible for music collections and services as part of a wider portfolio, clients of these services, suppliers and others with an interest in this field.

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