About ALIA Students and New Graduates Group

ALIA New Grads is the WordPress blog for the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group. A place to find Monthly Newsletter updates from #ALIASNGG, Job Help Site advice, have your resume reviewed by ALIA Resume Review Service, find a book club post, share a Guest blog post and catch up with ALIA NGAC #AusLibChat.

ALIASNGG Book Club Week 1: INKHEART discussion!

Week 1:

“Maggie Folchart discovers her father Mo can speak characters out of the pages of their original stories. Reading INKHEAT, Mo reads aloud characters from the book who steal his copy of INKHEART. Unbeknownst to Maggie, her mother; Resa, magically disappeared into the story and is now trapped living in the book.

Is Mo’s ability a gift or a curse?

#INKHEART #ALIASNGGBookClub #Networking #BookClub #ALIASNGG


February 2023 Monthly Newsletter!

Library Lovers’ Day 2023- Only You

This February 14th celebrate your love for libraries on Library Lovers’ Day!

Follow the ALIA National #LibraryLoversDay hashtag on Social Media to share your Library Lovers’ Day posts and photos.

Visit this Library Lovers’ Day ALIA page link for a list of Library Lovers Day activities, social media tiles, Zoom background, stickers and bookmarks.

INCITE in conversation – February 2023!

Welcome to a brand new month.

Register to join INCITE in conversation School Libraries and the UN SDGs with teacher librarian Natasha Lee from Cooranbong Public School on the 16th of February, 2023.

The conversation will explore ways school libraries support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Natasha’s paper analyses the 17 SDGs and provides a helpful resources column with links to learn information on the topic.

You can read and download Natasha’s paper at this ALIA link.

When: 16th of February,2023

Time: 1:00pm – 1:30pm (AEDT)

Cost: FREE

Location: Via Zoom

ALIA CPD Hours: 0.50 CPD Hours

Register to join at this INCITE in conversation link!


Library and Information Services University and TAFE Students and graduates, are you searching for professional development skills or wish to grow your GLAMR network by volunteering for an ALIA group?

ALIA SNGG invites you to get engaged and volunteer with ALIA SNGG as a Social Media Coordinator. Our #ALIASNGG Facebook and Instagram teams are searching for new ALIA Members to join their ALIASNGG teams.

Skills you can learn as a Facebook Social Media Coordinator for ALIA SNGG:

  • Digital skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Networking skills
  • Participate in ALIASNGG Book Club Facebook Group
  • Create book discussion posts for ALIASNGG Book Club Facebook Group
  • Creative design skills on Canva
  • Collaborate with ALIASNGG Instagram, Twitter and WordPress Blog

Skills you can learn as a Instagram Social Media Coordiator for ALIA :

  • Digital skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Networking skills
  • Google Workspace skills
  • Creative design skills on Canva
    • Learn how to make Instagram posts accessible with Alt-Text
    • Learn how to give photo credit on posts shared on Instagram.

Are you looking at finding resume advice or editing your resume for 2023?

ALIA Members, you can have your resume reviewed by the ALIA Students and New Graduates Resume Review Service (ALIA RRS) up to three times a year. (This resume review service is FREE for ALIA Members).
Why should you have your resume reviewed by the RRS team?

  • Have the opportunity to ask for feedback and advice on the layout, style and functionality of your resume to a GLAMR industry resume reviewer.
  • Ask your reviewer questions on adding professional development, interpersonal skills, practicum placement, education, volunteering and work experience to your resume.
  • Have your resume checked for Grammar and spelling errors you may have missed.
    How to request a review:
    Send an email to alia.sngg.rrs@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Resume review request’ and include the following information in the email:
  1. Your resume as an attached Word document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)
  2. Your name and email address
  3. Your ALIA Membership number
  4. A list of any areas that you would like resume feedback for
  5. If applying for a specific job, please include an active PDF link or file attachment for the job you are applying

Join our February – March read-a-long!


RSVP to join ALIA South Australia Rare Book Tour Event!

ALIA SA SNGG Members, RSVP to join #ALIASA for their first event for 2023 with a Rare Book Tour of The University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library.


  • Early Printing (Incunabula)
  • Australian Aboriginal Language & Culture
  • Illustrated Books
  • Natural History
  • Manuscripts

Event Details:

February 17th at 10AM (ADST)


The University of Adelaide, Barr Smith Library LOT 1207 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Public Transport:

Catch the BTANIC Route Tram and stop at the University Tram Stop.

View the Adelaide Metro website for the BTANIC Route (Botanic Gardens to Entertainment Centre) Timetable.

View the North Terrace Campus map for walking directions to Barr Smith Library.

Meet at the Main entrance on Level 3 near the footbridge.

RSVP to join ALIAVic for a Feb Event!

ALIA Members and ALIA SNGG in Victoria, are you searching for a networking event in February?

Join ALIA Victoria Group for a social catch-up event at the Garden State Hotel at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Date: Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023.

Time: 7 pm (AEST)

Location: Garden State Hotel, 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.

Keep an eye on the #ALIASNGG Newsletter for more ALIA in-person and online Events near you.

AI, libraries, and the changing face of information literacy: upcoming ALIA panel!

Looking for some lunchtime professional development this month?

Join ALIA for their upcoming panel discussion about AI, media and information literacy in libraries. The talk will cover definitions, applications, tools and authorship/copyright and the role of libraries across these areas.

Panelists include Jing Su; a doctoral student at the News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra, with an interest in family digital technology use, HumanIoT interactions and everyday algorithms, Fiona Bradley; Director, Research and Infrastructure (Library) at UNSW Sydney, who is completing a PhD publishing on implications of AI for libraries, and Dr Kay Oddone, Lecturer and Course Director of the Master of Education: Teacher Librarianship, who has completed research in networked and connected learning, digital and critical literacies and teacher librarianship.

This event is held being held in conjunction with the Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA) and National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA).

Date: Tuesday 21st of February, 1-2pm.

Location: Online, via Zoom.

Cost: Free.

CPD: 1 hour.

You can register for this webinar via the ALIA events page.

ALIA SNGG February – March Book Club Read-Along!

The #Biblarians have spoken!

The ALIA SNGG Book Club’s February to March read-along book will be the fantasy fiction novel, Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke!

The 2 month read-along will end with a guided discussion of the novel with the ALIA SNGG Book Club group and it’s members. If you’re interested in joining this read-along, make sure to join the ALIA SNGG Facebook group.

Make sure to join the group to keep up to date with discussions and future novels that the group will be reading!

#ALIASNGG #BookClub #ALIASNGGBookClub #Facebook #networking

ALIA SNGG 2023 LIS WednesdayWanders Twitter Poll recap!

In December 2022, ALIASNGG Twitter created a #WednesdayWanders Twitter poll on libraries and information services. 

Part 1: Asked the question to know if you were currently studying in a University or TAFE LIS Course. 

Part 2: Reflected on if you were a library graduate, library technician or still studying.

The Part 1 results showed that students were studying LIS University and TAFE courses at: 

  • Charles Sturt University
  •  Curtin University 
  •  University of South Australia 
  • WA: North Metro TAFE

Part 2 results indicated that 50% of participants were Graduate Librarians and 33.3% were Graduate Library Technicians.

16.7% of participants were still studying in a Library and Information Service course.

Visit the ALIA Accredited Courses page to view courses for Librarians and Library Specialists, Teacher Librarians and Library Technicians.

#ALIASNGG #Students #Graduates #Libraries #InformationServices #Librarians #LibraryTechnician #LIS #GLAMR