ALIA Tasmania Event!

Join ALIA Island Christmas Dinner at Lizzy & Lefroy.
Date: December 2nd, 2022
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm.
Cost: Free #ALIATas Event.

Register to join the ALIAIsland event at the eventbrite link.

A group of people at a celebration enjoying a drink together.

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.


  •  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.


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.


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!

Now Available: National Regional Coordinator Positions

Here is an opportunity to be actively involved in the profession by contributing to what matters most to students and new graduates. ALIA Students and New Graduates Group is happy to announce that it has Regional Coordinators positions available in:

  • Tasmania
  • South Australia

ALIA SNGG is looking for enthusiastic students and new graduates of an information studies course, who are bursting to contribute to the profession and new graduates community. As a ALIA Student and New Graduates Regional Coordinator, you will:

  • Have an active interest in professional development in the Library & Information sector.
  • Establish and widen your professional network by liaising with the professional community in organising and facilitating events;
  • Become part of a national group that is passionate about assisting new information professionals in their careers;
  • Develop an awareness of key issues and trends in different information sectors throughout your experience as a Regional Coordinator;
  • Build on and diversify your transferrable skills by providing input to regular reports, promoting events, displaying leadership for your peers.
  • Report on events to the NGG using the appropriate Google Docs, and at NGG teleconferences.
  • Pass on to the NGG Convener any issues that the New Generation Advisory Committee might need to know about
  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills

Being a Regional Coordinator is a professional development opportunity and a fantastic opportunity to grow your personal learning networks. Points may be gained as part of the ALIA PD Scheme or may form part of a professional practice component of your information studies course.

Plus, you can add the role to your resume/ CV and demonstrate your active engagement in the profession!: Note: You need to be an ALIA member to be a Coordinator. Grab a discounted student rate!

To apply, just tell us in 200 words or less why you’d like to be a Regional Coordinator and what you think the New Graduates Group means to the profession and newbies.

Please email your application to National Convener Patrick Splawa-Neyman:

Applications close Friday 16 October 2015.

Tasmania event at Launceston LINC

How do you redevelop a public library in the digital age? The Tasmania ALIA Students and New Graduates group met with Garry Conroy-Cooper, manager of the Launceston Learning and Information Network Centre (LINC) on 24 June 2015 to discover some answers to this question. Garry took us on a tour of the old library building in Launceston’s civic square, soon to be reopened with innovative features that reflect a commitment to community, information and public spaces.

Garry Conroy-Cooper, manager of Launceston LINC

Garry Conroy-Cooper, manager of Launceston LINC

Tasmania’s Learning and Information Network Centres (LINCs) is not a traditional “library” in both name and services. As Garry explained, LINCs are in the competitive service industry, and have expanded beyond physical collections to offer a wide range of services for the community. An example of this at the Launceston LINC is the focus on literacy skills programs for children and adults. There are literacy coordinators and tutors that assist clients with various activities, such as reading to children and filling out forms.  Workshops for job applicants will also be provided to support the community. In addition, LINC’s redevelopment will allow for several large meeting areas as well as after-hour access. Technical conveniences such as Wi-Fi, computers, and self-checkout stations will also be offered.

Bar with window looking out at Civic Square

Bar with window looking out at Civic Square

It was apparent that careful attention was given to the physical layout of the building design. Despite being the most popular public space in the area, they have a modest budget to work with that requires creativity. A vibrant atmosphere is provided with an on-site café and light wells stream into the building. There is an emphasis of employing open space that allows clients to work or relax, independently or collaboratively in a pleasant setting. Several bar tables with power outlets look out on the historic civic square. Staff’s role in the redeveloped LINC will be more proactive, as traditional service points have been reduced that will lead to roving interactions.  In addition, dynamic art gallery systems and historical collections will be showcased. Children’s collections have expanded, and there is a breastfeeding room to accommodate this.

View from the Hall, note the transparency

View from the Hall, note the transparency

The few and far between members of the Tasmanian New Students and New Graduates group took advantage of this excellent opportunity to see first-hand how libraries are taking aggressive steps to maintain an important community presence. Thank you to Garry Conroy-Cooper for spending time with us and showing us the redeveloped Launceston LINC.

– Jeff Schneider, ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Regional Coordinator for Tasmania

Further reading:

HOBART: Employability Seminar, 29 May 2013

Library jobs are far and few between in Tasmania. How can you transfer your library qualifications and skills into other employment sectors? Do you need help in preparing your resumes? How about answering those elusive selection criteria questions?

The ALIA New Grads Group (Tas) is proud to present two guest speakers from Tasmania’s leading HR company – Searson Buck. We are fortunate to have their experienced career transition specialists Simone Ashby & Emma Ring to discuss career opportunities in the current job market and how you can transfer your array of skills to gain that perfect job!

Topic: Market Ready

The presentation components include:
•            Career reflections in a changing environment;
•            Resume preparation;
•            Addressing Selection Criteria.

Market Ready is designed to give people the tools they need to get ready to enter the employment market, either for the first time or re-entering.

Numbers are limited so book now: we need a minimum of 10 people to make this event happen and a maximum of 25

Date: 29 May 2013
Time: 10 – 11.30am (please arrive at 9.30am for registration & refreshments)
Venue: Searson Buck, 183 Macquarie St, Hobart (easy parking at the Village Cinemas carpark on Collins St)
Cost: $5 (ALIA members); $10 (non-ALIA members)
Light refreshments provided
RSVP: by 17 May 2013 to