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

Christmas Drinks with ALIA New Graduates Group SA and SALIN

You are invited to…

‘Deck the halls with bows & frivolity’



Join SALIN & ALIA New Graduates Group SA for Christmas drinks & celebrate the end of 2011

When: 6pm, Wednesday 7th December

Where: Hotel Richmond, upstairs, 128 Rundle Mall

Details: Drinks & food can be purchased at the Bar.

Theme: Bows. Bust out your bowties, hair bows, Christmas bows or use your imagination…

All attendees will be entered into the prize draw to win a $50 gift voucher

RSVP to Amy Broad,

or just turn up on the night

We’ll see you there!

Conference postcards : a conference feedback session with ALIA New Graduates Group SA

Take a trip with ALIA New Graduates Group SA:

Conference postcards
A conference feedback session

Your passport to New Orleans, China & Sydney!

Hear from our four jet setting librarians:

Pixie Stardust (UniSA) winner of the Margaret McKinley Scholarship Essay Competition will reveal her experiences attending the 2011 ASIS&T conference in New Orleans.

Helen Attar & Qing Liang (University of Adelaide) will share their experiences attending the 2011 International Seminar on Chinese Digital Publishing and Digital Libraries in Beijing.

Brenna Cook (SLSA) will delve into the world of archives with ‘Archiving the Iconic’ the Australian Society of Archivists Symposium held in Sydney.

When? Monday 7th of November, 6pm for 6.15pm start.
One hour conference feedback session.
Followed by networking drinks & nibbles.

Where? Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide.

Cost $5 ALIA members, $7 non ALIA members.

RSVP By Friday 4th of November to Yasmine Shaheem,

Participation certificate available on request. Attendance to session = 1 PD point.
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Photograph by: Flickr user atsuke,