ReImagine Recap: ALIA QLD’s Mini Conference

Photo by ALIAQLD

ALIA Queensland held their mini -conference, ReImagine, last week on the 2nd of November at the State Library of Queensland’s creative space, The Edge.

A jam-packed day of presentations, workshops, and lightning rounds featured keynote presentations, Reimagining Library Spaces from Kevin Hennah (Library Consultant & Speaker), and Thinking Strategically from Dr. Danny Kingsley (Director of Library Services, University of the Sunshine Coast). Dr.Kingsley’s presentation was streamed live and is still available to watch via ALIA QLD Facebook.

The Queensland Library Achiever of the Year and ALIA Awards were presented during the mini-conference, so make sure to check out all of the videos on the ALIA Queensland Facebook page. You can also explore posts on Twitter from the mini-conference under #ALIAMiniCon22

#ALIAMiniCon22 #ALIAQLD #ProfessionalDevelopment


ALIAQLD. (2022,4 October). ALIA QLD mini conference 2022 – reImagine [blog]. ALIAQLD.


October 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the October Newsletter!

ALIA Distinguished Certified Professional!

Congratulation to ALIA’s latest Distinguished Certified Professionals.

๐Ÿ“œ Emily Wison (AALIA) DCP (South Australia)

๐Ÿ“œ Ellen Coates (AALIA) DCP #ALIAVIC (Victoria)

๐Ÿ“œ James Baker (AALIA) DCP #ALIAVIC and #ALIAGraphic (Victoria)

๐Ÿ“œ Jeremy de Korte (AALIA) DCP Schools/Public Library (Victoria) 

 ๐Ÿ“œ Erin Mollenhauer (AALIA) DCP Heritage Collections (New South Wales)

Professional Pathways Continue!

There are more Professional Pathways events for the month.


๐Ÿ“ŒOnline: Professional Pathways Consultation Workshop on 13th October, via Zoom, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (AEDT)
๐Ÿ“ŒAdelaide: Professional Pathways Consultation on 3rd November, State Library of South Australia, 1:00pm – 5:00pm (ACDT) RSVP by 1st November 2022
๐Ÿ“ŒDarwin: Professional Pathways Consultation on 7th November, Libraries and Archives NT, 1:00pm – 4:30pm (ACST) RSVP by 5th November 2022

๐Ÿ“ŒOnline: Professional Pathways: Rare Books and Special Collections RSVP by 25th October 2022

๐Ÿ“ŒOnline: Professional Pathways: Health Libraries online info session RSVP by 27th October 2022

Past Professional Pathways Events:

๐Ÿ“ŒCanberra 7th October
๐Ÿ“ŒMelbourne 4th October Consultation Workshop
๐Ÿ“ŒBallarat 5th October Consultation Workshop

๐Ÿ“ŒVisit 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.

๐Ÿ“ŒWatch 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)

๐Ÿ“ŒRegistration closes in 2 days!

๐Ÿ“ŒMore info at the link:

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 ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“‘

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

๐Ÿ“ŒWhen: Saturday, 5th November 2022

๐Ÿ“ŒTime: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (AWST) 

๐Ÿ“ŒLocation: 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 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ link

SAVE THE DATE for ALIA West Great Quiz!


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.

๐Ÿ“ŒWeek Four – The Eyre Affair Discussion: Key Moments In Lit

๐Ÿ“ŒWeek 5 – The Eyre Affair Disscusion: Acheron Hades

๐Ÿ“ŒWeek 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 Septemberโ€™s newsletter! 

Check out the monthly newsletter for updates on what weโ€™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.

๐Ÿ“ŒKey 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?

๐Ÿ“ŒSounds like you? Email your expression of interest to join the blog team at:

#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. 

๐Ÿ“ŒWho 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:

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? 

๐Ÿ“ŒEligibility 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).

๐Ÿ“ŒPlease note: there is a limit of three reviews per year

๐Ÿ“ŒHow to request a review:

 Send an email to with the subject line โ€˜Resume review requestโ€™ 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

๐Ÿ“ŒWhat 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. 

๐Ÿ“ŒPlease email 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!

๐Ÿ“š 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


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.


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 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:

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.

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.

#ALIAGraphic #CreatorChat

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

August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to Augustโ€™s newsletter! 

Check out the monthly newsletter for updates on what weโ€™re up to online and in your state. 

๐Ÿ“Œ New book for National Simultaneous Storytime 2023.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2023 book The Speedy Sloth. Written by Rebecca Young and Illustrated by Heath Mckenzie.

This month ALIA announced that The Speedy Sloth, written by Rebecca Young and Illustrated by Heath Mckenzie, would be the chosen book for National Simultaneous Storytime on the 24th of May 2023. ๐Ÿ“…

๐Ÿ“ŒSave the date for New Libraries Symposium 2023 update!

Save the date for NLSX 2023

Registration is open to join the New Librarians Symposium 2023 Event.

The ALIA NLSX theme is eXchange, eXplore, eXpand.

When: Saturday, 29th of July 2023.

Where: Online

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00pm (AEST)

Cost: TBA

Visit the ALIA Event Listing page for more information on NLSX2023

ALIA NGAC August 2022 Updates

๐Ÿ“Œ ALIA NGAC Call Out!

The ALIA New Generations Advisory Group are searching for new NGAC members to join their team!

Why join #NGAC as a member?

NGAC membership provides exciting opportunities to:

  • Learn what an advisory committee does.
  • Actively participate in professional development activities.
  • Grow your professional learning network.
  • Engage in leadership and collaboration to enact change.
  • Develop teamwork skills with like-minded peers.
  • Develop project management, leadership, research, social media and online community development skills.
  • Develop graphic design and writing skills for the ALIA Board, publications and the web

Are you interested in applying?

๐Ÿ“Œ Email NGAC at by the 12th of September and attach a copy of your resume with a cover letter highlighting the selection criteria.  For more information, view the NGAC post on WordPress.

๐Ÿ“Œ#AusLibChat LGBTQIA+ Inclusion – August 2022

ALIA NGAC and ALIA RAINBOW August AusLibChat on LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

This August, ALIA NGAC collaborated with ALIA Rainbow for #AusLibChat on LGBTQIA+ Inclusion.

๐Ÿ“ŒVisit ALIA NGAC on Wakelet to catch up on the Twitter chat.

๐Ÿ“ŒGet Engaged with ALIA Students and New Graduates Group.

ALIA Members ALIA SNGG is searching for new members to join the ALIA SNGG team as Social Media Coordinators. 

ALIA SNGG Social media channels looking for new team members on:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • ALIA SNGG WordPress Blog

๐Ÿ“Œ If you are keen to be a part of a fun team and build up your social media skills, send us an email to: with a summary about yourself, why you would like to volunteer and what channel you are interested in joining.


๐Ÿ“ŒThe ALIASNGG Book Club is back for 2022! ๐Ÿ“š

Last month the ALIA SNGG Book Club started reading Persuasion by Jane Austen.

๐Ÿ“š 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

๐Ÿ“Œ It’s ALIA QLD Trivia Night Time!

Tonight ALIA QLD has their Annual Trivia Night Event at the Queensland Cricketers’ Club. The Trivia Night theme is We are Family.



Catch up with ALIA South Coast on A Date with Dublin.

Meet Margie Kirkness, Manager of Shellharbour City Library and Museum, for a talk and presentation on her time at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress Dublin 2022.

When: Thursday, 25th of August 2022

Where: The Lab at Wollongong Library,

Level 1, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong

Cost: FREE event.

Event Registration closes in 6 days! 

Are you a part of the ALIA Continuing Professional Development (CDP) Scheme? Make sure to add a reflection on joining the event; this counts as 1.50 CDP Hours.

#ALIASouthCoast #NSW

Explore the ALIA Events Listing page to discover more events near you!

GLAMR Professional Profile โ€“ Maddy Medlycott

Maddy Medlycott

In this professional profile we continue to turn the spotlight back on ourselves with a closeup on one of the two Co-Convenors of the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group – Maddy Medlycott. Maddy works as a Legal Research and Reference Librarian at Crown Law Library in Brisbane. In this interview, Maddy discusses how her passion for transferable skills evolved into the Librarians and Dragons workshops she runs and provides some tips on staying connected with friends, family and colleagues. Continue reading