Brisbane – Bookaholics Anonymous

Was your New Years Resolution for 2017 to read more books? Ours was! That is why Students and New Grads Queensland is creating a brand new book club, Bookaholics Anonymous (a drinking club with a reading problem). This one is a little different to your normal book club… You can read whatever you want when you want, just make sure it fits one of the 40 popsugar categories from their 2017 reading challenge! The book club will meet every 2 months in Brisbane CBD so you get a chance to meet other awesome book fans and have drink or two (or three…).

If you are interested in joining, head to the Facebook page for more information or send an email to to get your name on the list. Our location will change for every meeting so keep an eye on Facebook or email list to get updates. If you want to come along to our first meeting and see what we are all about the details are below:

When: Thursday 19th January, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Santa Monica – Pizza and Burger Bar, 192 Ann Street, Brisbane.

We hope to see you there!

Maddy Meddlycott & Annette Messell
ALIA Students and New Graduates Group (QLD) Coordinators

QLD Christmas Function With ALIA LIBTECHS

ALIA LIBTechs have invited us to join them for their end of year lunch. Take a look below for more details and we hope to see you there!

Where? Ship Inn – Corner of Stanley St & Sidon St, South Brisbane.

When? Saturday 26th November, 12:00pm.

Menu: The meal will be an alternate plate drop of “Philadelphia Chicken” or “Beef Brisket Baguette”. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in the RSVP.

RSVP: Email us at: before 20/11/16

WA Library Fight Club!

Where did you get that bruise?


What’s this?
A meeting of library people to discuss hot topics, learn from the discussion and put new ideas and concepts to the test. We will find all the arguments and counter–arguments around a topic and voice opinions that might be unpopular but will force us to analyse and rethink current practises.

Everyone who wants a say can have one, and everyone who attends can have a go at giving some kind of opinion – whether sensible or outlandish. Sometimes arguing against what you believe clarifies why you actually believe it. Or you could even find you change your mind.

Our last Library Fight Club was a roaring success, well-attended and well-received by attendees. So we are hoping for the same great turnout for this round!
Of course, we don’t talk about Library Fight Club, but we may tweet/blog it if anyone non-local is interested. Let us know.

When is it on?
Thursday 14th July, 5.30 for 6pm start
The Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Perth WA 6003
RSVP here by the 13th July
This is a free event, but we are expected to buy a few drinks from the bar downstairs.

What will we fight about at the meeting?
“To degree or not to degree? Are formal library qualifications still relevant or could work experience and degrees from other disciplines be better?”

Do I have to prepare?
You can “prepare” if you want, or just have a few opinions in mind. However, be aware that you will be assigned a “side” at random upon arrival.

We hope to see you there!

QLD Trivia fiends… we need you!

ALIA QLD Trivia Night

It’s that time of year again – ALIA QLD Trivia Night!

Come meet a group of students and new graduates from Queensland for some fun facts and potential networking opportunities.

When and where?

Monday 23rd May, 2016.
Queensland Cricketers Club, Woolloongabba.

Trivia starts at 6:30pm but the doors will be open from 5:30pm for dinner and drinks.

Cost: $9.09 for students & ALIA members and $18.18 for non-members.

Register: ALIA Qld Library and Information Week Trivia Night

If you are coming please let us know so we can coordinate! Our team name is: ALIA Students and New Graduates


We hope to see you there!!
Annette & Erica.