Melbourne – Romany Manuell’s Silver Pin Celebrations

Attention all Melbourne based Students and New Graduates!

This Thursday one of our finest, Romany Manuell, will be presented with an ALIA Silver Pin in recognition of her many years of service with both the Students and New Graduates Group and the New Graduates Advisory Committee!

Please come along and join the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group in celebrating Romany’s many achievements.


KSC Seminar Wrap Up

Well the Key Selection Criteria Seminar has been and gone and what a success it was! We had a lovely group of students and new grads turn up to hear from our wonderful presenters: Hero Macdonald, Sarah Jansen and Janet Salvatore. They were all full of advice and answered our many questions (I’m sure the questions could have gone on for ever if we didn’t have to finish).


So what was some of the standout advice?:

  • Make your resume and KSC documents beautiful (we’re not talking flowers and sparkles, but a neat, clean design with lots of white space should do the trick)
  • An oldie but a goodie: PROOFREAD (proofread it yourself, and rope others into proofreading if for you)
  • Be succinct
  • Find the ‘buzzwords’ from the position description and incorporate them into your answers to the KSC
  • Answer the KSC with STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) and you’ll be a star (you could also use one of the many other acronyms floating around). NOTE: all three presenters mentioned this one so it must be particularly awesome

There was so much more great advice I could go on forever…but instead I suggest you check out their presentation slides!

Click the link for the presentations:




P.S. Barry the Libearian loved it!


P.P.S. Stay tuned for information on our follow-up Interview Skills Seminar!

Vic event: Melbourne Makerspace workshop

Come visit Connected Community Hackerspace in Hawthorn with your fellow LIS students and new graduates!

Our fellow ALIA New Grad member Jennifer Strover is taking us on the tour. It’s a great chance to find out how a makerspace works, who’s involved and what people are creating (and get yourself educated for the future robot wars…..) 

Makerspaces are increasingly a hot topic for Australian public libraries, so this is the perfect time to find out what they are all about. Not sure what a makerspace is? Check out this quick intro from our friends in the USA! 

When: Tuesday 28th April, 2015 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Connected Community HackerSpace CCHS, 5 Kent Lane, Hawthorn 3122
(google maps directions available)

It’s a small space for only 10 people: get in early! Book now via eventbrite! 


Library folk in the pub – Melbourne

Come and enjoy the first meet up for 2015 with the Victorian students and new graduates group in Melbourne on Tuesday,  10th February.

Where: The Standard Hotel, 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy
When: Tuesday 10th February 2015 from 7pm onwards
Who: Library people, future library people, people who like library people

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Victorian regional group via facebook, twitter, or the numbers on the info sheet.

Thanks to Anna and Ellen for their FABULOUS event poster! 🙂