March Newsletter

March 2020

Welcome to March’s newsletter! As the year is now in full swing, please keep up to date with all of the latest events happening across the country and online.

Remember to check back with this newsletter throughout the month for updates on what we’re up to on online and in your state. 

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Want to get engaged with ALIA SNGG?  ALIA Students and New Graduates Group are always on the look out for new social media coordinators to join our growing Facebook, Instagram and blog teams. As well as regional coordinators to run social and professional development events in their home states.

If volunteering on a regular basis is currently not an option for you consider writing a blog post for us. We invite (and strongly encourage!) you to submit guest posts publication here on the SNGG blog. Click here to learn more about the volunteering.


ALIA SNGG is excited to announce the formation a new book club! If you are interested, we would love you to fill out a short (1-2 minute) survey so we can create the best possible book club experience for you. We hope you will join us!


ALIA SNGG are guest editing ALIA’s INCITE magazine. The theme for this issue is ‘Create’. The call out is simple, what story do you have about how, or what, libraries create? Click here for more details. Submissions close on March 17, 2020.

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March’s #auslibchat was held the 3rd of March 2020 at 9pm AEDT. Details of this month’s chat will be posted here later in the month.

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ALIA SNGG WA will be hosting a brunch at 10am on the 21st of March at Zamia Cafe (Kings Park) 50 May Drive, West Perth. Come along to meet the WA team and discuss all things GLAMR over a coffee and some breakfast. Email for details.

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ALIA Students and New Graduates Group are seeking a Victorian Regional Coordinator, send your expressions of interest to today.

Check out the ALIA Events Listing page for more ALIA events near you.

Content creation (04/02/2020)

Join us for the first #AusLibChat of the decade as we talk content creation. Let’s share our struggles and our successes around developing resources that will help our communities. What’s your favourite platform, software and how do you develop an appropriate voice? Join in for an hour of professional development to learn and share.

Here are the questions we’ll be asking on the night:

Q1. What kind of content do you like to create? Blogs, newsletters, zines, video or something else entirely? Why do you like that format?

Q2. What is your greatest challenge when creating content?

Q3. How do you evaluate the success of your content to see if the message was clear, reached the right audience etc?

Q4. Did your studies cover effective content creation? Were you able to apply any theory gained in your workplace?

Q5. Challenge time! Share a piece of content that you’ve created. Are you happy with how it’s turned out?

Hope to see you all at 9pm AEDT on Tuesday February 4th for the first #AusLibChat of the year!

Library Roles (5/11/19)


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Librarians, Technicians, Officers, Volunteers, IT Specialists, Student Partners and more… Libraries are becoming increasingly complex in their structures – how well does it work? This month, let’s chat about where we fit and how we understand our workplaces.

Questions for the chat:

Q1. What’s your role in libraries currently (or what are you working towards) and what attracted you to it?

Q2. Let’s talk structure. Can you summarise yours and where you fit within it? Does it work well?

Q3. How closely do you work with people in a role different to yours? What are the benefits and/or drawbacks?

Q4. What skills do you have that you most value? Did you develop them while studying or on the job?

Q5. Thinking of your role, are there tasks/responsibilities that are changing? What does the future hold for your position?

Whether you’re a librarian, library technician, student, library officer or something else entirely, join us on Twitter at 9pm AEDT on Tuesday 5th November! If you’re new to Twitter or #AusLibChat, you might want to check out our awesome guide to participation (it’ll help you maximise your experience).

Don’t use Twitter or want to comment anonymously? Email your questions or answers to or PM @aliangac and we’ll include them on your behalf.

Take a look at the Wakelet for this chat here.