ALIA NGAC members share their story: apply now!

The ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee is currently recruiting new members! Over the last couple of weeks, our current members have been sharing what they’ve learned and gained in their professional development by contributing to NGAC and the broader, student and new graduates LIS community here in Australia.

We’ve collected the tweets and videos into a Storify….so don’t take just my word for it and hear what NGAC members have to say….

If you’re passionate about understanding the issues, trends and concerns of the student and new graduate LIS community, and driven to provide a voice directly to the ALIA Board, being an NGAC member is for you.

Applications close on Friday 10 November 2017.

If you have any questions or would like further information about our role or the recruitment process, please email aliangac [at]

Alisa Howlett
Chair, ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee


Call out for ALIA SNGG Regional Coordinators in Victoria and Australian Capital Territory

We Need You VIC and ACT

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group is looking for people to join our group as Regional Coordinators in Victoria and Australian Capital Territory.

Are you enthusiastic and passionate about our profession? Are you looking for a way to contribute to the GLAMR community? Do you want to meet new people and strengthen your professional network? Then becoming an ALIA Regional Coordinator is right up your alley!

As an ALIA SNGG Regional Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • become part of a national group that is passionate about assisting new information professionals in their careers;
  • organise and facilitate a wide range of social and professional events;
  • establish and expand your professional network by liaising with the professional community.

Plus, you can add the role to your resume/ CV and demonstrate your active engagement in the profession!

Note: This is a volunteer role, and you need to be an ALIA member to be a Coordinator. Grab a discounted student rate!

For more information about the role see the position description.

If you are interested in applying please send an email to

We look forward to getting an email from you!

Closing date: Friday 17 November.

NLS8 Member Feedback – What Matters to YOU?

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Strong values + DIY work ethic = getting good stuff done


Over the coming months NGAC and SNGG will be sharing NLS8 attendees feedback via images on social media. Read on to learn more!


The theme of June’s New Librarians’ Symposium – DIY Library career – took on a number of meanings throughout the course of the symposium, and we were inspired by the encouragement speakers and attendees gave each other to go out and do something, to experiment and try, and to make things happen. Many also reflected on the ‘Y’ in ‘DIY’ – that collaboration and knowledge sharing makes us all stronger, and that working towards change is something we must do together.


The symposium was also an exciting opportunity for us to talk with students and new graduates in between sessions about their hopes and ideas for the future. From our table at the NLS8 breakout space we invited attendees to write down their answer to the question: “What matters to you?”.

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Their responses covered a range of subjects, but some common themes emerged very quickly: diversity, social justice, open access, community engagement, innovation, literacy and learning, employment and professional development.


The feedback we received is a reflection of students’ and new grads’ values – we want a profession with a greater diversity of voices, experiences and skills. We want challenging, reflective discourse about the nature of our work, and the ways in which we can do it better. We want quality, accessible information to be freely available for everyone who seeks it. We want to be advocates, both for ourselves and in collaboration with our communities. We want to find new ways of working, and to support the ongoing development of a broad range of literacies. We want meaningful, fairly paid and reliable jobs which give us the opportunity to broaden our skills and experience, and to make a positive impact on others.

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Seeing these values expressed in the context of a symposium which encouraged initiative and collaboration was all the more exciting – we asked new librarians what matters to them, and their answers describe a vision of this profession which is open, just, vibrant and powerful. We believe that moving closer towards that vision is something we can all achieve, by taking action, and by working together.


Remember to check the ALIA SNGG Instagram account to read the responses.

October Newsletter

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Welcome to the ALIA Students and New Graduates’ secondly monthly update!

We hope you found our September Newsletter a useful resource for keeping track of all the events, post-event wrap ups and other exciting things ALIA SNGG got up to in September. The October Newsletter will function in the same way – so be sure to bookmark this blog post and check back regularly throughout the month as upcoming events are announced and new content is added to the blog.


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ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee – We’re Looking for YOU!


We are looking for new members who are enthusiastic to make a contribution to the LIS
profession in Australia.

NGAC currently has four membership vacancies. These will be split into two intakes, two
members at the start of 2018 and two more at the end of the first third of 2018.

Please take a minute to read the position description and criteria via the link below.

NGAC Recruitment 2017

If you have any questions please contact us via

Applications close Friday 10 November 2017.