On the 30th November the ALIA NewGrads group challenged us to take part in the #12daysofGLAMR. The task: reimagine each day of the 12 Days of Christmas on any social media channel. In true library style there were plenty of puns, books, brooches and cats galore! While the end it was @mikeyhawkes who was victorious with a massive 259 points and @lawley_y and @lib_idol coming a respectable second and third, I think that we can agree that creativity was the overall winner. Here are just some of the amazing posts from the competition.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….
A partridge in a pear tree
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Two turtle doves
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Three french hens
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Four calling birds
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Five golden rings
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Six geese are laying
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Seven swans swimming
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Eight maids milking
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Nine ladies dancing
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Ten lords leaping
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Eleven pipers piping
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Twelve drummers drumming
Celebrate these holidays and play ALIA Students and New Graduates holiday game! It starts on the 1st of December and runs until the 12th following the 12 Days of Christmas. Each day we want you to post a picture to any of our social media channels, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your own interpretation for each Day of Christmas. It all starts on the 1st with a partridge in a pear tree!
We will be posting each Day of Christmas on all our channels to give you some inspiration so make sure to you like and follow our accounts to check them out. Be as creative as you want with your pictures but make sure to tag @ALIANewGrads on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram in all your posts and use #12daysofGLAMR. The most creative posts will be featured on our Instagram page.
So how do you get all the glory you ask? Each post you do that includes the hashtag #12daysofGLAMR gets 1 point. The three people at the end of 12 days with the most points will win fabulous prizes! That’s right, prizes AND glory!!! And keep an eye out on our social media channels over the 12 days as we will be releasing ways for you to earn #BONUS points. See the below image for all the details.
So what are you waiting for? Get your jingle bells on and start snapping!
On a chilly winter’s evening last week Victoria ALIA Students and New Graduates Group had their July social event around a cosy corner table at Captain Melville. Though the weather outside was cold, all who attended were in high spirits and enjoyed the evening thoroughly. It was wonderful to catch up with familiar faces and to meet some new ones.
Although we all know that networking is something we should be doing, it can seem daunting at times. Because of this we try to make our monthly social events a fun and pressure-free way to connect with other new and future information professionals over some food and drinks. Everyone is always very friendly and conversation is wide ranging – it’s not always work talk we promise!
Our next event will be our tool building seminar on interview skills, so keep an eye on the ALIA SNGG social channels for details and we hope to see you there!
The ALIA URLs ACT are very pleased to invite you all to an extra special ALIA Midwinter Dinner. It’s ALIA’s 80th birthday this year, and we are celebrating 1930’s style! As it’s so special it will be held in the very beautiful and theme-appropriate Hyatt Hotel. So get out your best 1930’s outfit and come along to celebrate.
There will be lucky door prizes for the best dressed, and a special birthday cake for ALIA.
Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Place: Promenade Café, Hyatt Hotel. 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Cost: $58 pp for a Buffet Dinner including tea and coffee
Register and prepay: https://membership.alia.org.au/events/event/act_midwinter_dinner
Everyone welcome – both members and non-members!