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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ALIA NGAC say goodbye to Storify: what happens now for #auslibchat?

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The ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee are saying goodbye to Storify as it shuts down this year. In this post, we share our discussion on the closure, and ask you, the #auslibchat community, for your ideas on how best to share or archive #auslibchat in the future.

ALIA NGAC have been proud to initiate and present #auslibchat for the past two years. #auslibchat is an Australian and New Zealand centred professional discussion on Twitter for library and information services students and professionals. During this time, we’ve been using Storify to create and share records of #auslibchat. The primary purpose of this was to share a “wrap up” of each month’s chats for people who may have missed, or were unable to participate in, the chat. Now, we’re in a bit of a pickle as to the sustainability of these records and we’re asking you, our #auslibchat community, for guidance.

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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:

if you have any questions, please contact:

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

December Newsletter

ALIA Students and New GraduatesDecember 2017

2017 is almost over and what a year it has been! We have participated in the NLS8 conference,  games and chats on social media, developed our interviewing skills and met wonderful new librarians.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the last year. We could not have done any of this without your enthusiastic participation in the Students and New Grads events. 

Have a fantastic Christmas and see you all in the New Year for more library fun!

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And that’s a wrap (with a pretty Christmas ribbon on top) for the #12daysofGLAMR

On the 30th November the ALIA NewGrads group challenged us to take part in the #12daysofGLAMR. The task: reimagine each day of the 12 Days of Christmas on any social media channel. In true library style there were plenty of puns, books, brooches and cats galore! While the end it was @mikeyhawkes who was victorious with a massive 259 points and @lawley_y and @lib_idol coming a respectable second and third, I think that we can agree that creativity was the overall winner. Here are just some of the amazing posts from the competition.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….
A partridge in a pear tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Two turtle doves

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Three french hens

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Four calling birds

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Five golden rings

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Six geese are laying

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Seven swans swimming

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Eight maids milking 

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Nine ladies dancing

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Ten lords leaping

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Eleven pipers piping

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Twelve drummers drumming