Brought to you by ALIA SA, and ALIA Students and New Graduates

Couldn’t make it to NLS8? Here’s your chance to hear all about it! Join us as we chat with NLS8 presenters, volunteers, and attendees! With NLS8 only a few days away we have our POST-CON speakers confirmed.

Free for ALIA members, $5 for non-members

Tuesday 4 July @ 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

Ira Raymond Room, University of Adelaide

Please register at the link provided as there are limited places left

Book here:

Enquiries to


Katrina Williams (Charles Sturt)

How to deal with change . . . like a boss

Kimberley Dye (State Library SA)

Increasing Digital Preservation Skills in Libraries

Wayne Shephard & Stephanie Simon (University of SA)

Transforming library’s fixed service point to proactive virtual services

Catherine Marais & Rani Thompson (University Of Adelaide)

“Hello, my name is Intern” Upskilling employees at the University of Adelaide Libraries

Pixie Stardust (Flinders University)

Styled for success: A panel discussion on fashion, individuality and dressing professionally for the library and information sector



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.

ALIA New Graduates Group Job Skills event in Adelaide

Does the thought of writing three pages of selection criteria send you into a mad panic?
Do job interviews trigger hyperventilation and abject terror?
If you can relate to either of the above you cannot afford to miss the ALIA New Graduates Group Job Skills event.
Our experienced panel will share their insider information and advice on the job seeking journey.
From the world of academic libraries, Veronica Ghee (Senior Liaison Librarian) from Flinders University.
Discover what skills are needed to work back of house in an academic library, Tom Snook (Associate Librarian) from Flinders University.
Get the inside scoop on public libraries, Alison Burden (Team Leader, Library Customer Services) from Mitcham Library Service.
When: Thursday 18th October 2012, 5.45pm for a 6pm start, finishing at approximately 7.30pm
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide
Cost: $7 for ALIA members and students. $10 for non-ALIA members. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided (Please try and bring correct change on the night)
RSVP: By Tuesday 16th October to Tim Ormsby, Please email Tim your burning job seeking questions for our panel.
Participation certificate available on request. Attendance at workshop = 1 PD point.
Yasmine, Rebecca & Tim
ALIA New Graduates Group coordinators SA

SA new grads social event

2012 is flying by, so don’t miss this chance to come along to a relaxed get-together with other library-minded folk. Meet new people or reconnect with others you’ve not seen in a while, whilst enjoying a glass of your favourite beverage.

We’ll see you at:

Where? first lounge, bar & restaurant, Richmond Hotel, 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide (upstairs)
When? Thursday September 13th from 5.45pm
What? Talking and networking, with drinks and lounge food able to be purchased from the bar

No need to RSVP. For more info. please email

Tim Ormsby, Yasmine Shaheem and Rebecca Whitehead
ALIA New Graduates Group (SA) Coordinators