And that’s a wrap (with a pretty Christmas ribbon on top) for the #12daysofGLAMR

On the 30th November the ALIA NewGrads group challenged us to take part in the #12daysofGLAMR. The task: reimagine each day of the 12 Days of Christmas on any social media channel. In true library style there were plenty of puns, books, brooches and cats galore! While the end it was @mikeyhawkes who was victorious with a massive 259 points and @lawley_y and @lib_idol coming a respectable second and third, I think that we can agree that creativity was the overall winner. Here are just some of the amazing posts from the competition.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….
A partridge in a pear tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Two turtle doves

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Three french hens

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Four calling birds

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Five golden rings

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Six geese are laying

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Seven swans swimming

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Eight maids milking 

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Nine ladies dancing

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Ten lords leaping

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Eleven pipers piping

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Twelve drummers drumming


Are you ready to play 12 Days of GLAMR?!

Celebrate these holidays and play ALIA Students and New Graduates holiday game! It starts on the 1st of December and runs until the 12th following the 12 Days of Christmas. Each day we want you to post a picture to any of our social media channels, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your own interpretation for each Day of Christmas. It all starts on the 1st with a partridge in a pear tree!

We will be posting each Day of Christmas on all our channels to give you some inspiration so make sure to you like and follow our accounts to check them out. Be as creative as you want with your pictures but make sure to tag @ALIANewGrads on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram in all your posts and use #12daysofGLAMR. The most creative posts will be featured on our Instagram page.

So how do you get all the glory you ask? Each post you do that includes the hashtag #12daysofGLAMR gets 1 point. The three people at the end of 12 days with the most points will win fabulous prizes! That’s right, prizes AND glory!!! And keep an eye out on our social media channels over the 12 days as we will be releasing ways for you to earn #BONUS points. See the below image for all the details. 

ALIA SNGG Presents 12 Days of GLAMR. Celebrate these holidays and play our Christmas Game. Here are all the rules for this festive game - Check ALIA SNGG social media from 1 - 12th December for the theme for each day of Christmas Post a photo on any social media channel of your interpretation of each day of Christmas (be creative!) & tag @ALIANewGrads and use #12daysofGLAMR Get 1 point for each of your posts that include #12daysofGLAMR After 12 days, the person with the most points WINS all the glory plus prizes available for the top three! Keep an eye out on ALIA SNGG social media for how you can earn bonus points.   So what are you waiting for? Get your jingle bells on and start snapping!

Love Twitter-ing? Call out for ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinators for Twitter

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group is looking for people to join our social media team as Social Media Coordinators for twitter!

  • Are you enthusiastic and passionate about our profession?
  • Are you looking for a way to contribute to the GLAMR community?
  • Do you want to meet new people and strengthen your professional network?

Then becoming an ALIA Social Media Coordinator is right up your alley!

The ALIA Student and New Graduates Group supports and connects students and new information management professionals. We aim to foster a supportive community that promotes the interests of the people who are the future of our industry.

The ALIA SNGG Social Media Team plays a crucial role in reaching out and communicating with our network of students and new graduates. The team supports, advocates and administrates ALIA SNGG activity through our social media channels and reports this activity to the ALIA SNGG Committee and the wider member base.

As an ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • become part of a national group that is passionate about assisting new information professionals in their careers;
  • Promote and facilitate a wide range of social and professional events;
  • establish and expand your professional network by liaising with the professional community

Plus, you can add the role to your resume/CV and demonstrate your active engagement in the profession!

Note: This is a volunteer role, and you need to be an ALIA member to be a Coordinator. Grab a discounted student rate.

For more information about the role see the position description

If you are interested in applying, please send an email to

Closing date: Monday, 11 December 2017.

We look forward to getting an email from you!



November Newsletter

ALIA Students and New GraduatesNovember 2017

Welcome to another ALIA Students and New Graduates’ monthly update! 

We’re getting into the swing of our monthly blog newsletters now and we hope you’re enjoying this one-stop-shop for all the events and updates from the world of ALIA SNGG. We will be updating this post throughout the month with any new events that pop up so keep checking in!

November is going to be a great month – enjoy!

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ACT: Article Club Wrap-up


Last Thursday night some individuals with an interest in Museums, Archives and Libraries gathered to discuss an article called Artefacts and archives: Considering cross-collection knowledge networks in museums. It was a merry band with beer in hand that, as the article suggested, explored how collections in various cultural institutions have become decontextualised. Through no fault of our own GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, Museums) professionals can’t always tell the full story of the artefacts in their care, this is because the way we separate artefacts from letters, journals or photos (museums from archives) means we don’t readily have the information available to make those connections in our collections.

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