NLS8 Bursary Competition – now open!


“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a Librarian can bring you back the right one”
Neil Gaiman

ALIA and ALIA NGAC are proud to announce the NLS8 Bursary Competition! This is an excellent opportunity for the next generation of Students, Library and Information professionals to win a bursary to attend NLS8 in Canberra in June 2017.

This year we’re inviting the next generation of students and information professionals to create a record of your thoughts – in any format that you like – about where the Library and Information world will be in 2037. The winning entry will be included in a time capsule, to be opened on ALIA’s 100th birthday.
Entries can be either physical or digital and in creative format, such as text, drawing,
music, video, games or crafts. The more creative the better, no holes barred!

Entrants must have ALIA membership and studying or recently graduated from a Library and Information accredited course.

Be quick and submit your entries to Submissions close on the 31st March 2017 at 10 pm.

Bursaries are also available through the NLS8 committee until March 13th. Do you work with any students or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues? Tell them to apply! Fewer people apply for bursaries than you think. Applicants can apply using a written or video application. For more details head to

NLS7 Follow-Up event Brisbane

Couldn’t attend NLS7? Would you like to learn about what happened during NLS7 and the experiences of those who did go along?
Please join us for a follow up to NLS7. We will hear from Sue Hutley, who will present part of her NLS7 workshop, and from several information professionals, new graduates and current students, who attended NLS7. There will be opportunity to network with other information professionals.
Date:     Tuesday 1 September 2015
Time:    5.30pm for light refreshments with speakers beginning at 6pm.
Venue: QUT Library at Gardens Point campus, Room V714
Cost:      This event is free for ALIA members and students. Non-members are $10 (payable on the night).
RSVP:    Register through Eventbrite by Friday 28 August 2015.
Thank you to our event sponsors – ALIA Queensland, QUT Library, and QUTISG.


NLS6 Sydney Reprise

….brought to you by the ALIA New Graduates Group NSW Convenors
Where: Room 4G, Level 4 at UTS Library (corner Hay St and Ultimo Rd, Ultimo)

 Wednesday 6th March at 6 for 6.30 pm

 A social meet up for students and new graduates in information/library land to debrief and hear about the recent NLS6 in Brisbane. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to make it to NLS6, some wonderful presenters have even volunteered to bring their presentation to you. Don’t miss this chance to meet some new and old friends in library land, hear from the presenters themselves and also from those who attended. 
Kim Williams and Ashley England UTS – Overly attached librarians: “Don’t leave, I can tell you so much more…”
Kirsty Butler, UNSW – Best takeaways of NLS6
Liz Wiese Chatswood Library – Best takeaways of NLS6
Cost: Non-members $7.00, Members $5.00
Drinks and nibbles will be provided on the night
RSVP to by Monday 4th March

NLS6 Call for Volunteers

Calling out for volunteers! Here’s your chance to experience NLS6. What would you get out of it? Well apart from the awesome professional development you will get:

  •     free entry into the Symposium
  •     a volunteer T-shirt commemorating the event
  •     free morning tea and lunch
  •     attend a session of your choice

For more info and to register your interest visit our webpage:

NLS6 Call for Mentors

The 6th New Librarians Symposium (NLS6) is calling out for mentors. Are you interested in mentoring our first time and semi-experienced presenters? To register your interest please email with the subject heading ‘Mentor EOI’. The email should include a brief professional biography, including your particular areas of interest within the library and information sector, and your experience and expertise as a presenter.
For more information visit our webpage: