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 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.

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

ALIASNGG Book Club (Facebook) Group Update!

Help the ALIA SNGG Book Club (Facebook) Group choose the next book for their February to March read-a-long.

Do we enter the Grishaverse with Leigh Bardugo in #SixOfCrows.

Or continue the Brenaisance (The revival of Brendan Fraser) with Cornelia Funke book #Inkheart.

Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo originally published in 2015. Characters from the Six Of Crows book appear in the 2021 Shadow and Bone Netflix TV series.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke book published in 2003. Film version released in 2008 with Brendan Fraser (Mortimer Folkheart), Helen Mirren (Elinor Loredan) Andy Serkis (Capricorn) and Paul Bettany( Dustfinger)

Have your say by voting on the ALIA SNGG Book Club on Facebook!

#ALIASNGG #BookClub #ALIASNGGBookClub #Facebook #networking

ALIA SNGG Book Club Jamaica Inn Week 2!

Week Two: Not Your Average Heroine.

Join the #ALIASNGGBookClub Week Two discussion of Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier.

Our heroine Mary is not a shy, simpering maiden but a hardworking, fearless farm girl. This week we want to hear about your favourite Marry Yellan Jamaica Inn moments.

Join the conversation via ALIASNGGBookClub on Facebook!

#ALIASNGGBookClub #ALIASNGG #bookclub #JamaicaInn #DaphneDuMaurier