Canberra – Resume Workshop


When applying for that dream job, putting together a resume that will stand out from the crowd can definitely be daunting. Now is your chance to learn from library and information professionals what a successful resume looks like. Once you submit your resume for review, we can allocate you to a one-on-one session at the National Library. Spaces are limited so you better hop to it!


What: This is an ACT Students and New Graduates Group event. Entry is $5 for ALIA members / $7 non-members.

Where:  Meet on the Lower Ground Floor at the National Library of Australia. (Arrive early and meet with other students and new grads!)

When: one-on-one session with reviewers will run between 9am and 1pm Saturday, 8 April 2017.

Here’s what you do:

Submit your RSVP with your resume to the ACT Students and New Graduates Group via by Friday 10 March 2017 (your resume will be treated with the strictest confidence).

  1. Receive your appointment time from us.
  2. Meet with your reviewer on the 8 April at your appointed time and receive valuable feedback and advice!
  3. Apply feedback and have more confidence in your resume.

Jade Koekoe & Chris Sonneveld

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group (ACT) Coordinators

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Brisbane – ALIA Info Online Wrap-Up Event

Missed out on the ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference in Sydney? Not to worry! Join us on Monday 6 March from 5:30-7:00pm, QUT Gardens Point, Room V-714 to hear from QLD LIS professionals as they share their experiences of the conference around the theme: data, information, knowledge.

All are welcome to this free event, and what’s more, wine and nibbles will be provided!

We will be live-streaming the event on the ALIA Queensland Facebook page for those who can’t be there in person.

RSVP to by 3 March.

ALIA Board elections are coming! We’d like to hear from you!

It’s that time of year again. ALIA Board elections are coming!

In our role of representing and advocating for new graduates in the past we have invited candidates for the ALIA Board election to respond to a set number of questions about issues and concerns relevant to our community – students and new graduates. You can find last year’s responses here on the blog.

This year, the committee would like to do something a bit different and have invited the board candidates to our next #auslibchat!

You can find information about this year’s candidates on the ALIA website. Voting begins on Monday 6th March.

We’d like to know what topics or issues are on your mind and what you’d like to ask this year’s ALIA board candidates. Please let us know in the comments or tweet us with the hashtag #ngacqtns2017

Then tune in and participate in #auslibchat on Tuesday 7th March, 2017 at 9pm AEDT.

Melbourne – Romany Manuell’s Silver Pin Celebrations

Attention all Melbourne based Students and New Graduates!

This Thursday one of our finest, Romany Manuell, will be presented with an ALIA Silver Pin in recognition of her many years of service with both the Students and New Graduates Group and the New Graduates Advisory Committee!

Please come along and join the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group in celebrating Romany’s many achievements.


Wrap up – Library Lovers’ Day 2017

February 14th was Library Lovers’ Day.  Library Lovers’ Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate libraries great and small, librarians of all specialties and all the wonderful things we love about libraries.


In celebration of the occasion, the ALIA SNGG blog team thought we’d share what we got up to on Library Lovers’ Day this year:


Library Lovers Day for me was celebrated at the ALIA Information Online Conference 2017 at the Hilton Hotel. I spent the first part of the day providing assistance to the registration desk and looking at the informative exhibitions by Emerald Publishing, Bolinda Digital – Borrowbox, ProQuest and Gale to name a few.  But the highlight of my day was listening to speakers such as James Neal, Caddie Brain, Vicki McDonald and Angela Vilkins.  All in all, it was a very energetic and insightful day.



Library Lovers’ Day 2017 was my first ‘on the other side of the help desk’.  I arrived at work to find my co-workers had made a lovely display complete with a bounty of chocolates for our visitors.  I spent the start of the day assisting one of my co-workers deliver an academic skills class and later I helped students work their way through an EndNote Essentials Workshop.  I finished up my day on the law library help desk.  Everyone who approached the desk enjoyed the chocolates and the occasion – one student I spoke to even told me a story about a rockstar librarian they remembered from their primary school days.  I enjoyed my first Library Lovers’ Day working in the library and I hope I’ll have many, many more!


What a happy coincidence that I ended up spending my Tuesday evening at the library! It had slipped my mind that the day was Library Lovers Day. I didn’t do anything too exciting, but I loaned out some pretty great books and am greedily devouring them. Now that I think about it though, it’s a bit disappointing that the library wasn’t getting in on the love fest.

How did you mark Library Lovers’ Day 2017?  Leave us a comment and let us know!