December Newsletter

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December 2019

Welcome to December’s newsletter! With the Christmas holidays just around the corner get into the holiday spirit with ALIA SNGG!  

Remember to check back with this newsletter throughout the month for updates on what we’re up to on online and in your state. 

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12 Days of GLAMR is back!

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Join ALIA Students and New Graduates group this festive season and be part of our 12 Days of GLAMR Secret Santa! For this year’s 12 Days of GLAMR  sign up before 11pm (AEST) on the 8th of December to be able to participate in our gift giving event. 

*Note 12 Days of GLAMR Secret Santa is only open to those with an Australian postal address. 

How does it work? 

Step 1 – Fill in this form by 7th December to participate 

Step 2 – You will receive the name, social media handles, postal address & other details of another 12 Days of GLAMR Secret Santa participant. Your details will likewise be sent to another participant. 

Step 3 – Post on your preferred social media channel (or as many as you like!) what kind of books you would like to receive from your Secret Santa. Be as specific or as general as you like! But make sure to tag #12DaysOfGLAMR and @ALIANewGrads in your posts so your Secret Santa can find you easily. 

Step 4 – Find your Secret Santa on social media and see if they have posted any clues to what they might like to read this summer!

Step 5 – Find a book (spending no more than $20) for your 12 Days of GLAMR Secret Santa.

Step 6 –  Post your gift in the mail to your Secret Santa no later than the 13th December to ensure your gift arrives in time for Christmas. Feel free to include your details if you wish to connect with your Secret Santa after 12 Days of GLAMR. Or keep it anonymous. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness either way!

Step 7 – Receive your amazing gift from your Secret Santa and keep safe until Christmas Eve.

Step 8 – On Christmas Eve open up your 12 Days of GLAMR Secret Santa gift. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! 

Key dates to remember

  • 8th December – Registrations close 
  • 13th December – Last day for posting your gift
  • 24th December – Open your present & immerse yourself in a new story

Contact if you have any questions.

Are you ready to play 12 Days of GLAMR?!

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. 

ALIA SNGG Presents 12 Days of GLAMR. Celebrate these holidays and play our Christmas Game. Here are all the rules for this festive game - Check ALIA SNGG social media from 1 - 12th December for the theme for each day of Christmas Post a photo on any social media channel of your interpretation of each day of Christmas (be creative!) & tag @ALIANewGrads and use #12daysofGLAMR Get 1 point for each of your posts that include #12daysofGLAMR After 12 days, the person with the most points WINS all the glory plus prizes available for the top three! Keep an eye out on ALIA SNGG social media for how you can earn bonus points.   So what are you waiting for? Get your jingle bells on and start snapping!

QLD Resume Review Cafe

latte-coffeeAre you looking for your dream library job? Getting ready to graduate? Due to take the next step in your career? Your ALIA Students and New Graduates Group for Queensland is keen to help you get on the right track!

Come along to our Resume Review event and take the opportunity to get fabulous advice and feedback on your resume from an experienced library and information professional.

Where: Brisbane – State Library Cafe, Southbank.
When: Saturday, 26 September from 9am.
Cost: ALIA members – $5.00, non-ALIA members $7.00
Here’s what you do: –
  1. Submit your RSVP with your resume to us via email ( by Monday 14 September (your resume will be treated with the strictest confidence).
  2. Receive your appointment time.
  3. Meet with your reviewer at your appointed time and receive valuable feedback and advice!
  4. Apply feedback and have more confidence in your resume.
Appointments will run for approximately 20 minutes each.
Last year’s Resume Reviews event was a great success, and it was fantastic to see an exchange of enthusiasm between reviewers and participants.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us –
Hope to see you there!

Erica, Annette, & Paola.
ALIA New Graduates Group QLD
Twitter: @ALIANewGrads