NLS5 Encore in Brisbane – Date Claimer

Did you miss NLS5 in Perth this year? Did you go and want to share your experiences? Do you want to improve your CV and selection criteria writing? Do you want to find out how to get more out of your PLN and personal branding?

Well you can at NLS5 Encore! ALIA New Graduates Group QLD, with QUT Information Studies Group (QUT ISG), is bringing the energy and excitement from this year’s ALIA New Librarian’s Symposium (NLS5) to Brisbane for a half-day taster of NLS topics for students, new graduates and anyone who wants to take the next step in their career.

More information, including full speaker and program details coming soon!

When: Saturday, Nov 19th
Time: Registration opens 9:45am. Session 1: 10-12:30pm. Session 2: 12:30-2:30pm.
Both sessions include lunch.
Where: QUT, S Block, OJW Room
Price: Members $15, Non-members $20
RSVP to Kelly by Saturday, Nov 12th at:

All welcome. Mark NLS5 Encore in your calendars!

How do you like to keep in touch with ALIA New Grads?

The ALIA New Graduates group has a variety of channels to reach out to new graduate librarians all over the country. We have our long-running ALIA email list, this blog and a Facebook page. We love to meet you face to face, but when that’s not possible, tell us where you like to hook in.

Thanks for your feedback!

Need help with your conference abstract for NLS5?

Have no fear the W.A. New Grad EOY spectacular is here!

We’ve been making our list, checking it twice and arranging the contents for shopping ease and what have we realised?
That the W.A. New Graduates group End of Year Spectacular is next week! Woo Hoo!!!! And we have a massive line up of great things:

With the buzz of NLS5 abstract submissions opening we’ve roped in Vicky Carlyon, recent ALIA Access presenter, to give us some tips and tricks for submitting a successful abstract for a conference. We are also pleased to announce that Carol Newton Smith, ALIA Local Liaison for WA, will be joining us to share her insight and experience. And don’t forget my illustrious co-coordinator Gemma Lyon, a first time speaker at NLS4, will be there to share her experiences and to answer all your burning questions about its really like being a first time presenter.

Plus we also have heaps of great lightning talks lined up including:
• Delivering Information Literacy in remote indigenous communities
• Being a first time manager
• Mathias’ spotlight and many more!

So join us:

Wednesday 15th December, 5.30pm onwards
Rifo’s Café, Victoria Park

For all of you who don’t live in W.A. we’ve got your back. We’ll be reporting back with the creme del la creme of the adivce offered.

Also we’re happy to take any questions you have and pose them to our guest speakers. Just leave a comment or send us an email.

Attendees please RSVP to Hayley

Drop-ins and non-library friends also very welcome!

Last chance! Information online free registration competition closes this week!

Details on how you can gain a place at ALIA Information Online Conference & Exhibition 2011 can be found on this blog post or from the ALIA New Grad eList.

Applications close THIS FRIDAY 26 November 2010. So get your fingers typing for the opportunity to engage in incredible professional development and experience the largest LIS conference in Australia.

The successful applicant will be notified mid-December 2010.

Please direct any questions to

All applications will be considered on merit. A panel made up of the NGAC conference sub-committee, ALIA Director: Member Services and an ALIA Board Director will decide the winner of the ALIA Information Online registration.

The winner will be responsible for their own costs surrounding the event, only registration is covered.

Good luck!

Naomi Doessel


QLD New Graduates End of Year Dinner

Did you know that one in seven Aussie kids live in a household where no parent is employed? Sadly, many of these disadvantaged kids go without a present on Christmas morning because their families cannot afford it.

This year, the ALIA QLD New Graduates group’s End of Year Event is providing an opportunity for library and information professionals to support The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal and to join together for a dinner to celebrate.

Where: Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House, West End
When: Thursday, 16th December at 6.30pm
Who: All welcome
RSVP: Saturday, 11th December

The Smith Family requires gifts to be unwrapped and there will be gift tags available to attach to your donation on the night. The age group most in need in Queensland is 9-12 year olds, both boys and girls. If you’re unsure about the suitability of your gift, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively, you can bring a smile to a child’s face on Christmas morning by purchasing a toy online – it’s a quick and simple way to give. If you choose to donate this way, please pop me a quick email to let us know ( as we’d love to see who is participating (and if any inter-state LIS professionals wish to donate this way, please also let me know!).

Please note that donations are voluntary.

This year with our help, The Smith Family aim to deliver more than 16, 000 Christmas packs to disadvantaged children around Australia. Your support will make a big difference to a child on Christmas morning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me –


Alisa Howlett
ALIA New Graduates Group QLD
Co ordinator