January 2023 Monthly Newsletter.

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2023! Welcome to a brand new year of events, reading and professional development.

Write for INCITE!

In 2023 ALIA INCITE is releasing four digital online issues. Submissions are open on any topic.

ALIA Members, you can access current and back issues of INCITE via this link to the ALIA INCITE page.

Explore the ALIA National YouTube Channel for INCITE in conversation on past INCITE topics.

Submissions close on January 19th, 2023.

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.

Only You. ALIA Library Lovers' Day 
February 14th 2023.

ALIA Information Online!

Register to join ALIA Information Online in two half-day fully virtual conference from May 17th – May 18th.

Time: 12pm (AEST)

Cost:

ALIA Member $395

Non-Member $525

ALIA Continuing Professional Development (ALIA CPD) Hours: 10.00

RSVP by May 12th, 2023.

Visit this Information Online 2023 link for more information.

ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime reading Event!

Join ALIA for the Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Lee and Heath McKenzie National Simultaneous Stortytime on May 24th.

When: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.

Time: 11:00am

RSVP to join the Free Event by: May 24th, 2023

Visit this ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime link for more information.

REGISTER TO JOIN THE ASIA-PACIFIC HEALTH, LAW & SPECIAL LIBRARIES CONFERENCE!

In 2023 ALIA relaunches the Asia-Pacific, Health law and Special Libraries Conference.

When:

Tuesday, 13th June to Thursday, 15th June 2023.

  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Cost

ALIA Members: $195 Non-ALIA Members: $255

ALIA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours: 9.00

RSVP by 9th June, 2023.

For more event details view this Asia-Pacific Health, Law and Special Libraries Conference link page via the ALIA page.

SAVE THE DATE FOR NLSX!

This July, join the New Librarians Symposium, aka NLSX.
In 2023 the NLSX theme is eXplore, eXchange and eXpand.

When: Saturday, 29th July 2023.
Time: 9 am – 5 pm (AEDT)

Register to join the ALIA

RSVP by 28th July 2023.

Cost: TBA

ALIA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours: 4.00

For more NLSX details visit this NLSX23 link via the ALIA Events page.

GET ENGAGED WITH ALIASNGG IN 2023!

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?

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

Join the ALLIASNGG Facebook Team!

Skills:

  • 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

Get Engaged with ALIASNGG Instagram Team!

Skills:

  • 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.

Join the ALIA Resume Review Service!

Are you an #ALIAMember interested in #volunteering with the #ALIASNGG team?

Our ALIA Resume Review Service are searching for new team members.

  • Help maintain the ALIA Resume Review Service Job Help Site via the ALIA SNGG WordPress Blog.
  • Help connect students and new graduates with selection criteria, resume and cover letter advice.
  • Learn networking skills and grow your LIS network by volunteering with ALIASNGG

EOI: alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com

#GetEngagedwithSNGG #ALIANewGraduatesGroup #ResumeReviewService

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.

View:

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

Event Details:

February 17th at 10AM (ADST)

Location:

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.

#ALIASA #ALIAEvent #SouthAustralia #SNGG

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.

ALIA VIC Gather and Social Catch-Up – February 22, 2023.

Keep an eye on the January Newsletter for the next #AusLibChat.

Explore this ALIA Events Listing link for more ALIA Events and ALIA Training Events for 2023.

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December Newsletter!

Welcome to the December ALIASNGG Newsletter!

This month catch up on ALIA in person and online events near you.

Join ALIA Disability Free Open Mic Event!

ALIA Disability has a Free Open Mic Event this December. Add to your professional development by hearing stories and learning new ideas and tips from Open Mic speakers.

When: December 14th, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (AEDT)

Location: Online

Cost: Free ALIA Disability Event

RSVP Date: December 12th, 2022

Register to join via this ALIA Disability Open Mic Event link.

ALIA INFORMATION ONLINE 2023.

ALIA Information Online will have two half-day fully online conference events from May 17th – May 18th.

Date: May 17th – May 18th, 2023.

Time: 12:00 pm (AEST)

Cost: Member $395 Non-Member $525

Location: Online

CDP Hours: 10.00

RSVP Date: May 12th, 2023

Register early via this ALIA Information Online link!

National Simultaneous Storytime, 2023!

Registrations are open for National Simultaneous Storytime 2023! Everyone can join NSS, it doesn’t matter whether you are at home, a school, a public library or even a university library!

Date: Wednesday 24th May, 2023.

Time: 11am-12pm (AEST).

Location: Online.

Cost: Free.

Register now!

New Librarians Symposium 2023!

NLS aims to provide a low cost and high value symposium specifically geared towards students and new professionals from around the country. Holden Sheppard, award-winning West Australian author, has just been announced as the first speaker at the symposium.

Proposals for sessions are still open! RVSP for proposals is January 16th, 2023.

Date: Saturday 29th July, 2023.

Time: 9am to 5pm (AEDT)

Location: Online

Cost: TBC

CPD Hours: 4.00

Register via this NSLX Symposium link now!

Join ALIASNGGBookClub for a November – January Summer read-along!

Join the ALIA SNGG Book Club Facebook Group to get involved in the conversation.

Catch up on our latest GLAMR Professional Profile by Kate Davis (ALIA SNGG WordPress Blog) with Alex Dupriez (ALIA NGAC)!

Read the interview here.

Get Engaged with the ALIA SNGG Facebook and Instagram Team!

ALIA SNGG is searching for new members to join the ALIA SNGG Facebook and Instagram Teams.

Key Points:

You need to be an ALIA Member to join our Facebook and Instagram Teams.

Email your expression of interest to alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com with a short message about yourself.

Let us know:

The team you are interested in joining

Why do you want to join the team?

ALIA Tasmania End Of Year Event!

Join ALIA Island Christmas Dinner at Lizzy & Lefroy.

Location: Lizzie & Lefroy 349 Elizabeth Street Hobart, TAS, 7000
Date: December 2nd, 2022
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Cost: Free #ALIATas Event.

Register to join the ALIAIsland event at the eventbrite link.

Join ALIA West for the ALIA West Great Library Quiz.

Date: December 1st, 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm (AWST)

Location: Great Southern Room – State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Perth, WA 6000

Cost: $16 per person or $60 for a complete table.

Register to join ALIAWest quiz via the eventbrite link.

Thu 1 December 2022, 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm AWST

ALIA New Graduates Group Xmas Catch-up!

A group of people are clinking there glasses at a party saying cheers.

Join the ALIA SNGG WA group for a Xmas Catch-up at The Standard, Perth.

Date: December 11th

Time: 1:00pm

Location: 28 Roe Street, Northbridge, WA 6003.

November Newsletter

Welcome to the November newsletter!

This month catch up on ALIA in person and online events near you.

Professional Pathways!

Professional Pathways Events continued in November with Professional Pathways Consultation Workshops in Adelaide on the 1st November and Darwin on the 5th November.

Join ALIA on Tuesday the 22nd of November at 1pm for the online launch of ALIA Multicultural. The launch will include special guest Joseph Lo Bianco AM, Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

The meeting will be held via Zoom

ALIA SNGG Social Media Team Update!

This month ALIA SNGG Welcomes new Social Media Coordinators to the #ALIASNGG team.

Welcome:

  •  ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator Sheeni Mutheeu to the ALIA SNGG Twitter team.
  • ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator Brian Valionis to the ALIA SNGG WordPress Blog team.
  • ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator Kate Davis to the ALIA SNGG WordPress team.

Catch up on #ALIASNGG WordPress Blog “GLAMR Professional Interview” of Nell Fraser from the Melbourne Art Library.

Take a look at ALIA NGAC’s Alex Dupriez WordPress Blog ALIA SNGG Professional Profile on November 28th.

Catch up with ALIA SNGG Book Club – The Eyre Affair read-along!

Need to catch up on the ALIA SNGG Book Club – The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde Discussion?

  • Week 1 – Time Travel
  • Week 2 – Intertexuality
  • Week 3 – Relationships
  • Week 4 – Key Moments In Lit
  • Week 5 – Acheron Hades
  • Week 6 – Science

📚 Explore our WordPress blog link for a recap of The Eyre Affair and share your thoughts on the Eyre Affair questions.

Join the November – January read-along.

📚 New Book:

Jamaica Inn by Daphne De Maurie

Visit Adelaide Metro website for timetables and a journey planner.

Join ALIA VIC’s GLAMRous picnic!

ALIA SNGG, join ALIAVic, newcardigan, Aus Archivists and AMAGA Victoria for a #GLAMRous picnic event at Albert Park Lake on the 27th of November.

Location

Coote Picnic Area, Albert Park Lake
1 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Victoria 3205

Public Transport Details:
Catch the number 96 (East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach) Tram to stop 129.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for timetable and journey planner details.

#ALIAVic #GLAMR #ProfessionalDevelopment #Networking

Dewey Really Need It? ALIA VIC recap

Catch up on the ALIA VIC Why Classify? Part 3 of “Dewey Really Need It” Panel.

Reference:

ALIAVic. (2022, October 30), Why Classify? Part 3 of “Dewey Really Need It” Panel [Video]. YouTube.

In preparation for the New Librarians Symposium 2023, #ALIAWest created an event to help you with your questions on writing Abstracts and Conference Presentations 

If you are interested but can’t attend the event in person, fear not – ALIA West have you covered and will be live streaming the event on the ALIA West Facebook page

Join ALIA Island for their end-of-year dinner on 2nd December.

Register to join ALIA Island Christmas Dinner via the eventbrite link.

Location: Lizzie & Lefroy 349 Elizabeth Street Hobart, TAS, 7000

Date: 2nd December, 2022

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Cost: Free #ALIATas Event.

ALIA NGAC team update!

Welcome Alex Dupriez and Emilia Bell to the ALIA NGAC team.

Miss out on The First Steps – New Careers in Libraries #AusLibChat?

Catch up with the chat on ALIA NGAC’s Wakelet.

View the ALIA NGAC #AusLibChat The First Steps – New Careers in Librarianship questions and share your thoughts with us on the blog.

Join ALIA NGAC and SNGG on November 29, 7pm, for Decoding Selection Criteria. This event will include a panel discussion addressing responses to common selection criteria for library roles.

Register to join ALIA NGAC Decoding Selection Criteria Event.

When: 29 November, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (AEDT)

Cost: FREE

Location: ZOOM

Counts as 1.00 CDP Hour

Keep an eye on the Monthly Newsletter or visit the ALIA Events page for professional development events near you!

October 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the October Newsletter!

ALIA Distinguished Certified Professional!

Congratulation to ALIA’s latest Distinguished Certified Professionals.

📜 Emily Wison (AALIA) DCP (South Australia)

📜 Ellen Coates (AALIA) DCP #ALIAVIC (Victoria)

📜 James Baker (AALIA) DCP #ALIAVIC and #ALIAGraphic (Victoria)

📜 Jeremy de Korte (AALIA) DCP Schools/Public Library (Victoria) 

 📜 Erin Mollenhauer (AALIA) DCP Heritage Collections (New South Wales)

Professional Pathways Continue!

There are more Professional Pathways events for the month.

Join:

📌Online: Professional Pathways Consultation Workshop on 13th October, via Zoom, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (AEDT)
📌Adelaide: Professional Pathways Consultation on 3rd November, State Library of South Australia, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (ACDT) RSVP by 1st November 2022
📌Darwin: Professional Pathways Consultation on 7th November, Libraries and Archives NT, 1:00pm – 4:30pm (ACST) RSVP by 5th November 2022

📌Online: Professional Pathways: Rare Books and Special Collections RSVP by 25th October 2022

📌Online: Professional Pathways: Health Libraries online info session RSVP by 27th October 2022

Past Professional Pathways Events:

📌Canberra 7th October
📌Melbourne 4th October Consultation Workshop
📌Ballarat 5th October Consultation Workshop

📌Visit the ALIA Professional Pathways Events page for more information on Professional Pathways near you.

Catch up on the ALIASNGG and ALIANGAC Professional Pathways: Student and New Graduates Information Session Event with Trish Hepworth from the 6th of October.

📌Watch or re-watch the Students and New Graduates Professional Pathways Information Session to catch up on the discussion on the draft LIS Framework.

INCITE In Conversation

Register to join INCITE in Conversation Building trust with AFTRS (Australian Film Television & Radio School) students at the Jerzy Toeplitz Library in Sydney.

When: 20th October, 1:00pm -1:30pm (AEDT)

📌Registration closes in 2 days!

📌More info at the link: https://www.alia.org.au/EventDetail?EventKey=CONVER005

Learn about Abstracts and Presentations with ALIAWest!

In preparation for the New Librarians Symposium 2023, #ALIAWest has created an event to help you with your questions on writing Abstracts and Conference Presentations 📝📑

If you are interested but can’t attend the event in person, fear not – ALIA West have you covered and will be live streaming the event on the ALIA West Facebook page

📌When: Saturday, 5th November 2022

📌Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (AWST) 

📌Location: Great Southern Room – State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Perth, WA 6000

Cost: FREE

Register to join the event at the ALIA West Eventbrite 👈 link

SAVE THE DATE for ALIA West Great Quiz!

ALIASAEvent!

On the 13th October ALIA SA had their Disaster Preparedness and our Cultural Heritage Collections Event at the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library SA.

A half-day symposium on the role of cultural heritage collections and a workshop on disaster preparedness and collection digitization.

Queensland Library Achiever of the year.

The 2022 Queensland Library Achiever of the year happened this month.

What is Queensland Library Achiever Award?

  • An annual merit award for individuals working in the library and information centre in Queensland.
  • Aiming to promote innovation and excellence in the library and information profession
  • Started in 1995 and maintained by #ALIAQLD

Visit ALIA QLD WordPress for more event details!

Catch up on #ALIASNGGBookClub

Are you interested in joining the #ALIASNGGBookClub Facebook Group discussion?

Catch up on Week 4, 5 and 6 Discussion questions and share your thoughts on The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde with the ALIASNGG Book Club.

📌Week Four – The Eyre Affair Discussion: Key Moments In Lit

📌Week 5 – The Eyre Affair Disscusion: Acheron Hades

📌Week 6 – The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde Discussion: Science

Catch up with ALIANGAC #AusLibChat!

ALIA NGAC’s Selection Criteria #AusLibChat was on 4th October. Explore the ALIA NGAC Wakelet for posts from the chat.

Keep an eye on the Monthly Newsletter or visit the ALIA Events page for professional development events near you!

September Newsletter 2022

Welcome to September’s newsletter! 

Check out the monthly newsletter for updates on what we’re up to online and in your state. 

Get Engaged with ALIA SNGG WordPress Blog!

Join ALIA SNGG WordPress Blog Team.

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group are searching for new Social Media Coordinators for the ALIA SNGG Blog.

📌Key Selection Information:

Are you an ALIA Member/ALIA Technician?
Do you have strong social media and writing skills?
Are you interested in web design, web accessibility and communication?
Are you creative with a passion for #GLAMR?
Interested in networking with the GLAMR community?

📌Sounds like you? Email your expression of interest to join the blog team at: alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com.

#ALIASNGG #StudentsandNewGraduates #WordPress #blog

Get Engaged with the ALIA Resume Review Service!

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Resume Review Service are searching for new Resume Review Coordinators to join the team. 

📌Who can join?

-ALIA Members

-ALIA Regional Coordinators 

-ALIA Social Media Coordinators (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WordPress blog).

Sounds like you? Email your expression of interest to join the blog team at: alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com.

Request a Resume Review with the ALIA Resume Review Service!

Are you a student, new graduate or professional searching for a #GLAMR job or resume writing advice? 

📌Eligibility for a review from the service:

  • Current ALIA Member
  • Recent qualified library technicians/librarians
  • Current student in a library technician or library course in Australia. 

(Professionals returning to the workforce after a hiatus are also welcome).

📌Please note: there is a limit of three reviews per year

📌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 attached as a Word document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)
  2. Your name and email address
  3. Your ALIA number
  4. A list of any areas of the resume 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

📌What to expect:

Your selected reviewer will reply to you within two weeks with feedback on improving your resume based on their experience and expertise.

The resume review is confidential. 

The Resume Review Service Coordinator and the selected reviewer will delete your files once the review is complete.

We will add your name and email address to a Google Spreadsheet accessible only to the service coordinators. Please let us know if you do not want your details kept on the Google Spreadsheet after the review. 

📌Please email alia.sngg.rrs@gmail.com for questions about this resume review service and your eligibility.

Join ALIA SNGG Book Club September – October read-a-long.

Source your book to join ALIA SNGG Book Club’s September – October read-a-long of The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Make sure to share what version of the book you are reading with the Facebook group.

Join the ALIA SNGG Book Club this month on Facebook for their latest discussion in their September – October read-a-long of The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

Make sure to share what version of the book you are reading in the chat!

📚 Join the ALIA SNGG Book Club on Facebook to find a place to network with studying, new & existing Biblarians*.

*Biblarian = Librarians who love to read books!

#ALIASNGGBookClub #Facebook #ALIAStudentsandNewGraduatesGroup #ALIASNGG

ALIA NGAC Upskilling #AusLibChat!

ALIA NGAC AusLibChat on Upskilling.

Join ALIA NGAC on Tuesday the 6th of September for their next Twitter #AusLibChat on Upskilling.

#TipsandSkils #Upskill

Join ALIA NGAC!

ALIA NGAC are searching for new members!

  • Are you an ALIA Associate/Allied Field Member?
  • Are you interested in growing your networking/leadership, design & #projectmanagement skills?

EOI by 10/10/22.

View the #ALIASNGG WordPress link for more details.

https://bit.ly/3SfRBH6

#ALIAQLDEvent

ALIA QLD Mini Conference

Registration is now open to join @aliaQLD for their ALIA Queensland Mini Conference at the Edge, the State Library of Queensland on the 2nd of November, 2022.

For more information visit ALIA QLD WordPress page.

Join ALIA Vic for their Why Classify Event!

Join ALIA Vic on October the 30th at 2:00 pm at Prahran Mechanics Institute Victorian History Library (PMI Victorian History Library) for a conversation on classification.

Find answers to how classification works in a library and why it is relevant.

RSVP at aliavicgroup@gmail.com to join the event!

Professional Pathways

Students and new graduates!

Join ALIA NewGrads, ALIA NGAC and ALIA’s Director of Policy & Education Trish Hepworth for a FREE Zoom Professional Pathways: Students and New Graduates Information Session!


When:06/10/22 at 7 pm (AEDT)

Where: Online

Register at the link below:
https://professionalpathways.alia.org.au/event2/sng/

This September, phase one of ALIA’s Professional Pathways Consultation Program is happening across Australia.

States that are running Professional Pathways Workshops include:

Completed Professional Pathways Workshops:

  • Cairns and Townsville 2nd September
  • Perth 8th September

Registration is still open to join:

  • Sydney RSVP by 25th September
  • Hobart RSVP by 26th September 
  • Launceston by 27th September
  • Melbourne by 2nd October
  • Adelaide by 1st November

View ALIA’s Event Listing page for more information.

ALIA Disability Web Accessibility Wrap-up

Last month ALIA Disability had its latest webinar on website accessibility. Features presentations by Michelle Ou from the Centre for Inclusive Design and Rosie Luscombe from the Digital Access Team at Vision Australia.

Areas of the webinar address:

  •  Creating accessible web documents using Headings and Structures in Word and PowerPoint 
  • Adding Alternative Text to images
  • Correctly naming Hyperlinks
  • Exploring Colour contrast to check the visibility of foreground and background images, text and websites
  • Reading Order

Rosie Luscome’s tips for writing alternative text are:

  1. Describe the most important and information element of the images (race, gender and disability if known)
  2. Don’t start your alt-text with “image of”
  3. Include all text within the image
  4. Don’t write lengthy alt-text

View ALIA Disability’s link on ALIANational’s YouTube Channel.

Reference List:

Vision Australia. (2022). Colour Contrast Analyser.https://www.visionaustralia.org/business-consulting/digital-access/resources/colour-contrast-analyser

Catch up on ALIA Graphic September Creator Chat!

Catch up with ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics for their recent creator chat with Jon Sommariva, the co-creator of the Neverlanders graphic novel!

Learn how Jon Sommariva got into the world of comics and what are his favourite comics to read and draw.

View the #JonSommariva creator chat on the ALIA Graphic YouTube.

Reference: ALIAGraphicNovelsandComic. (2022, September 09), Jon Sommariva Creator Chat [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVr5RzEQrDQ

#ALIAGraphic #CreatorChat

View ALIA’s Event Listing page for more information on Events in your state!