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June 2019

Welcome to June’s newsletter!  

This is a great time of year to curl up somewhere warm with some great reading. 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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Qld Event – Librarians & Dragons: A transferable skills workshop for emerging GLAMR professionals (Bursary available!)

ALIA SNGG Qld invites you on a magical quest to discover how to unlock the magic of your transferable skills and use them wisely to forge your library career!



What is Librarians & Dragons?

Librarians & Dragons is an action packed transferable skills workshop. It brings together ideas and concepts from role playing games, such as dungeons and dragons and escape the rooms, to offer a different way of viewing our professional identity and professional development. It has been designed to help identify skills you already have and how you can transfer these skills to your own profession in a fun way!

Librarians & Dragons is perfect for students and new graduates wanting to break into GLAMR and also for those who want to make an upwards, sideways or zigzag move in their career but aren’t sure how.

You can learn more about Librarians and Dragons here.


Librarians & Dragons bursary

ALIA SNGG is offering a bursary for one student or new graduate wishing to attend Librarians & Dragons.  Simply tell us how you think attending Librarians & Dragons will help you on your GLAMR career quest!  Your submission can take any form you choose – a short written piece, a blog post, a video, a comic, a short zine – anything you like!  We’d love to be surprised by your creativity!

Send your submission to newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com by Monday 13 May 2019.  The lucky winner will be contacted on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

You can book your place for Librarians & Dragons here.  Please email newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Event Wrap Up: QAGOMA Library Tour

ALIA SNGG Qld recently took an exciting tour of the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Library.

The QAGOMA library has an extensive collection of over 50,000 art resources that are accessible to the public.  The library holds a variety of books, exhibition catalogues and journals.  The QAGOMA Library supports art researchers and holds materials from current QAGOMA exhibits.

Tour attendees learned about the library’s collection and some of its more special holdings which included personal correspondences between famous artists, photo collections and artist sketchbooks.

Many librarians from the wider library community also attended the tour, which was a great opportunity for the students and new graduates in attendance to network and meet some of their professional peers.  A lucky door prize of a Gold Class ticket was kindly donated by Marlene Le Roux from Raeco and Rachael from State Library of Queensland was the lucky winner!

A fantastic day was had by all and ALIA SNGG Qld would like to express their gratitude to the QAGOMA Library Librarians who facilitated the tour.

If you’re interested in learning more about the QAGOMA Library and its collection, you can book in to attend your own tour here.QAGOMA tour