Who is Prince Charming? He’s a “Canberry” man of mystery, inclined towards enclosed spaces without mountain vistas. Charming in both deed and name, he takes a relaxed approach to his reign over the town and enjoys resting and supporting small businesses. He doesn’t know Rapunzel well but is happy to assist any citizen (especially to get their royal vote!).
One of his shots on insta (also above) shows his advanced cape-wearing skills and brooding nature. He appreciates good music, maintaining his social media accounts and quality workmanship in royal crowns.
Prince Charming stars in our one-off play, at 10am today.
We are so excited about our Rapunzel play, only a few short hours away! (Wednesday at 10am – be there or be square)
Think you know Rapunzel? Perhaps not. This once-only, pop-up performance will provide a new insight into the life of Rapunzel and the inner political workings of her beloved hometown, “Canberry”. We can also reveal that there will be plenty of rabbits! (we’ve cleaned out most of the rabbit toys from Canberra op shops, but you’re very welcome to a toy bunny after the performance).
Our very own Rapunzel, Nicolette Suttor, will be playing the starring role. In exactly one month from the play, she will be shaving her impressive 1.4 metre length hair to fundraise for cancer research, and to contribute her mane for wig-making.
Our group, the Canberra Library Tribe was established in 2013 as an informal friendly group for GLAMR people in Canberra and surrounds. We were inspired to start the group by ALIASydney’s enthusiastic and dynamic events. One of the strengths of our group is that we represent a broad range of information management sectors, no one sector being greater than the others. We have found that this richness strengthens our networks, our understanding of the challenges facing all parts of our profession, and has allowed students to see the range of career possibilities in GLAMR. All of the founding members of the CLT have personal affiliations with other groups within the profession, and this has allowed us to draw on networks of interested professionals. We are not competing with or associated with other professional groups, we are simply adding to the voice of the profession. Together we really are stronger.
We started with a PreConference Meetup in February 2013, for people to meet before the cluster of ALIA conferences (Information Online and NLS6). Our most successful event in linking different library, writing and museum groups was our Library Career Soiree in August 2013. We had a great variety of speakers including an indexer, heritage librarian, university library manager, criminology librarian, web archivist, ephemera manager, parliamentary library officer and data custodian. Something for everyone and exciting to hear about everyone’s experiences and divergent career paths. We had a busy 2014 with a teddy bears’ picnic, a GLAMR Gathering at one of Australia’s top bookshops, BeyondQ, and an information session on our Mmm…mentoring program. We are running the first inaugural Mmm…mentoring program from January to June this year, and we’re pleased with the success of our current mentees. Our next event is a Rapunzel play!
Anyone with an interest in the GLAMR sector can come to our events or help facilitate an interesting event. We also like to hear from people considering careers in information management, and for our low-cost events to be approachable for library students, new grads and established GLAMR friends. We think it would be fun to do things like: a craft meetup; a talk on tax for library workers; an environmental workshop making seedbombs; training sessions; personal information/archive management; playground outings; and facilitating a “market day” for local GLAMR groups. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to assist with a particular event or about your ideas!
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A version of this article previously appeared in ALIA’s magazine:
Canberra Library Tribe. (Nov/Dec 2014). They come from everywhere (and they love chocolate). INCITE , 35(11/12), 34. Downloadable via the following link: http://bit.ly/CLTincite