Committee Roll-call! Andrew Finegan – Group Convenor


Hi there, I’m Andrew!

I’ve been milling around the library scene for a few years now, but I’m still very much a new graduate librarian. I first joined ALIA in November 2006, just after moving from Melbourne to Darwin for my first professional job as a librarian. Less than a month later, I was in Sydney, attending NLS2006, and I met a bunch of awesome people – some of whom made the following years of relative isolation in the Top End far more bearable, through online professional peer support.

Since then, I’ve been involved in ALIA through the Top End Group, the 4th New Librarians Symposium in 2008, and, since early 2009, the New Graduates Group, where I assumed the position of Convenor after relocating back to Melbourne.

Whilst I’ve worked in academic, public and state libraries, I’ve most recently settled into a library manager position at an inner-suburban Melbourne government school, which I have been enjoying very much. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (Yes, I know, libraries aren’t JUST about books, but they’re not NOT about books either!), writing words and music, performing them, and generally enjoying the busy social scene in Melbourne.

So, that’s me. You’ll see me around at New Graduate Group events in Melbourne, and at the New Graduates stream (What Next! Practical information to enhance the career of New Graduates) at ALIA Access 2010 in September. If you need to contact me, you can find my details on the ALIA website here.

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