February Newsletter

ALIA Students and New GraduatesFebruary 2018

Welcome to 2018!

We’re looking forward to another GLAMR-ous year (sorry in advance for another year of terrible puns!) and we hope that our February newsletter will get you excited about the year ahead!

As always, we’ll be updating the newsletter throughout the month to keep you up to date on the latest from ALIA SNGG.

Without further ado, here is what you can look forward to in February and beyond.

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Your New WA SNGG Regional Coordinators

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Hi WA Students and New Grads (SNGG)!  As your new WA Regional Coordinators, we look forward to providing you with opportunities to network, explore professional possibilities and learn new skills.  We are kicking off 2018 with our exciting initiative, GLAMRMatch. We’re also planning a social get together in March so that you can meet the new team and we can learn more about you!

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Introducing GLAMRmatch – A Co-Lab Initiative

Based on the principles of reciprocity and knowledge-sharing, the WA chapters of ALIA Students and New Graduates Group,
Australian Society of Archivists, and Curtin University Information Studies Group (CURTIS) are piloting a one-on-one networking experience.

Are you:
● An established GLAMR practitioner?
● A GLAMR student, recent graduate, early career professionals, or practitioner that is
considering changing career streams?

And, are you willing to share your knowledge about your workplace, professional experiences,
or education and/or interested in learning about the workplace practices of another GLAMR
Our aim is to create a connection between two people, one that provides an opportunity for both
to learn a little bit about the other person’s current work or recent studies.
The concept is simple:
● 1 hour meet-up with no ongoing commitment for either party
● Established practitioners to provide a guided tour of their GLAMR facility
● Visiting GLAMR student/professionals to share recent learnings, motivations or sectoral

Express your interest in taking part in the pilot now by filling out the below survey: https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2t1gDBV82ODIMJ

if you have any questions, please contact: aliawasngg@gmail.com

Many thanks,
Havva Teede, on behalf of the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group.


November Newsletter

ALIA Students and New GraduatesNovember 2017

Welcome to another ALIA Students and New Graduates’ monthly update! 

We’re getting into the swing of our monthly blog newsletters now and we hope you’re enjoying this one-stop-shop for all the events and updates from the world of ALIA SNGG. We will be updating this post throughout the month with any new events that pop up so keep checking in!

November is going to be a great month – enjoy!

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Western Australia – Social start in WA: Event wrap-up

The WA ALIA Students and New Graduates group collaborated with RIMPA WA, the Curtin DIS Alumni and the CURTIS Club for their first event of 2017 – Start Social: Build your professional knowledge network with ALIA and RIMPA.


The event was held on Thursday 24th February at the Central Institute of Technology in Northbridge, and was attended by over 30 people from diverse backgrounds – students, recent graduates, and seasoned industry professionals from libraries, archives and records management. We invited Jess Pietsch, ALIA WA State Manager, and Lisa Read White, RIMPA WA Branch President, to speak about the role of our professional organisations and the benefits of belonging to a professional community.


Jess and Lisa spoke about the roles of ALIA and RIMPA in advocating for change, encouraging innovation in our sectors and ‘future-proofing’ our profession. The theme of ‘together, we are stronger’ echoed throughout the evening, as Jess and Lisa reminded us that the professional organisations regularly work together on initiatives, and (to use another cheesy quote) that these organisations are ‘only as good as the sum of their parts’. To ensure the continued success of our professional peak bodies, we need to be on board with supporting them through continued membership.
On the topic of membership, they also spoke about the benefits of joining ALIA and RIMPA, including professional development and training opportunities, mentoring programs, career advisory services, member publications – the list goes on! The second pertinent theme of the evening was ‘ask not what your organisation can do for you, but what you can do for your organisation’. Our peak bodies rely on our support, and there are so many ways to give back – through writing an article for INCITE or IQ Magazine, or joining a committee, or presenting at an event, or even just attending events!
The evening was a fantastic reminder of the amazing work that our peak professional bodies do, and the multitude of ways in which we can support their efforts and make our own contribution – even though something as simple as attending an event. So thanks to all of those who attended, and to our two fabulous speakers Jess and Lisa.