March Newsletter

ALIA Students and New GraduatesMarch 2018

Wow, it’s already March. How did that happen?! 2018 is well under way and ALIA SNGG is busier than ever.

In addition to exciting PD and meet-ups, we’re looking ahead to conferences and other major events coming up this year. APLIC is happening in July/August and planning is underway for a New Grads Tweet-up like no other! Read ahead for more on that.

We’ll be updating this newsletter throughout the month, so please check back to find out what we’re up on online and in your state.

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#auslibchat February 2018 Round Up

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Did you miss #auslibchat? Or just want to relive the highlights? Simply searching for some conveniently crowdsourced GLAMR advice? Well, welcome to our inaugural 2018 #auslibchat round up! (Stay tuned for a full round up of tweets via Wakelet soon – we’re still ironing out some of the kinks with that service.)

February’s topic  was time and stress management. We asked:

Q1 What does good time management at work look like to you?  Do you have a particular tool or method for managing your time at work?
Q2 What techniques for stress management have you seen successfully implemented at your organisation?
Q3 What would be your (twitter) advice for a person entering a new GLAM role & dealing with job stress for the first time ?
Q4 How do you develop your time and stress management techniques: courses, experience, advice, role models, create your own?
Q5 Read an inspiring book or found a helpful resource on time or stress management?

And we got some fantastic answers. Particularly when it came to advice for new entering a new GLAM role:

Added to this, there was an abundance of great ideas and tips shared. Here is an #auslibchat reading list, crowdsourced from question 5.

Inspiring books/helpful resources for  time or stress management as recommended by auslibchatters

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Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life
by Tasha Eurich

The Productive Researcher
by Mark S. Reed

Whose Mind Is It Anyway?: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life
by Lisa Esile

Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
by Martha N. Beck

Mind Tools

Rising Strong
by Brené Brown

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan

Habits List

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

“I’m Not a Superhero: The Stress of Library Work” [article]
by Katie Mclain

Manage your Day to Day: Build your Routine, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by Jocelyn K. Glei

Parks and Recreation [TV series]

Thanks everyone for your recommendations.  There were also some great blog posts recommended and inspired by the chat.


Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences and tips on this subject. The entire chat really is a goldmine for advice and new ideas to help you tackle time management and stress in the (GLAMR) workplace.

Here are some examples, generated by an algorithm at a randomly selected point after the chat (to manage my time, you understand):

We hope you can join us again on 6th March 2018 for a very exciting #auslibchat collaboration with ALIA LARK.  

  • ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.

ALIA NGAC say goodbye to Storify: what happens now for #auslibchat?

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The ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee are saying goodbye to Storify as it shuts down this year. In this post, we share our discussion on the closure, and ask you, the #auslibchat community, for your ideas on how best to share or archive #auslibchat in the future.

ALIA NGAC have been proud to initiate and present #auslibchat for the past two years. #auslibchat is an Australian and New Zealand centred professional discussion on Twitter for library and information services students and professionals. During this time, we’ve been using Storify to create and share records of #auslibchat. The primary purpose of this was to share a “wrap up” of each month’s chats for people who may have missed, or were unable to participate in, the chat. Now, we’re in a bit of a pickle as to the sustainability of these records and we’re asking you, our #auslibchat community, for guidance.

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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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ALIA NGAC members share their story: apply now!

The ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee is currently recruiting new members! Over the last couple of weeks, our current members have been sharing what they’ve learned and gained in their professional development by contributing to NGAC and the broader, student and new graduates LIS community here in Australia.

We’ve collected the tweets and videos into a Storify….so don’t take just my word for it and hear what NGAC members have to say….

If you’re passionate about understanding the issues, trends and concerns of the student and new graduate LIS community, and driven to provide a voice directly to the ALIA Board, being an NGAC member is for you.

Applications close on Friday 10 November 2017.

If you have any questions or would like further information about our role or the recruitment process, please email aliangac [at]

Alisa Howlett
Chair, ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee