Fabulous QLD End of Year Event

Frock up and come toast the end of the year with us in Brisbane.

ALIA New Grads QLD are teaming up with ALIA QLD and the QUT Information Professionals Alumni Chapter for a year end tipple. No fees, nibbles provided and drinks available for purchase.

When: Tuesday 11 December, 2012 from 5.30pm
Where: The Dining Car, Grand Central Hotel, Ann Street [opposite Anzac Square]
Who: Everyone! Alumni, librarians, students, techies, bibliophiles, professionals …
RSVP: For catering purposes to ip.alumni@qut.edu.au 

Space is limited so get in quick!


Melbourne Christmas library folk in the pub

Celebrate the festive season with the Melbourne New Graduates group this December. All library folk and their friends are welcome to join us for drinks and/or dinner, and the sharing of a Christmas cracker or two.

This is a special event, with two ALIA committee members (Rebecca Parker and Noriko Kuchi) receiving their silver ALIA pins.

When: Tues 11th Dec from 6pm

Where: Three Degrees (No 1 QV Sq Cnr Swanston & Lonsdale Sts, Melbourne, VIC, 3000)
The table has been booked for ‘ALIA’. For more information about the venue, see
Cost: at own expense
Dietary requirements: vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Please RSVP to maclean.lesa@gmail.com by midday Monday 10th Dec so we can confirm numbers.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/301938179916682/

NLS6 Call for Mentors

The 6th New Librarians Symposium (NLS6) is calling out for mentors. Are you interested in mentoring our first time and semi-experienced presenters? To register your interest please email volunteers@newlibrarianssymposium.com with the subject heading ‘Mentor EOI’. The email should include a brief professional biography, including your particular areas of interest within the library and information sector, and your experience and expertise as a presenter.
For more information visit our webpage: http://newlibrarianssymposium.com/program/call-for-mentors/

The draft NLS6 program is here!

The New Librarians’ Symposium (10-11 February 2013) is excited to announce that speaker proposals have been chosen, keynotes have been confirmed and the sessions for this awesome symposium program have been decided and scheduled. You can check out the exciting line up here (as this is a draft, please note that times may get shuffled around before we announce the final program). Below is a snapshot of the sessions and speakers.
  • The embedded librarian : is this your future? – Jennifer Osborn
  • Balance! WTF? –  Ghylene Palmer and Tamara Capper
  • Presentations: the good, the bad, and the interpretive dance – Kate Freedman
  • I liked librarianship before it went mainstream: the rise of the hipster librarian – Romany Manuell

If you’ve missed our first two keynote announcements – here they are again — We are lucky to have Marcus Foth and Ruth Kneale joining us at NLS6. Watch this space for more awesome keynote announcements in the coming weeks!
So what are you waiting for? C’mon and join us – be inspired, be connected and be different!


ALIA New Graduates Group Job Skills event in Adelaide

Does the thought of writing three pages of selection criteria send you into a mad panic?
Do job interviews trigger hyperventilation and abject terror?
If you can relate to either of the above you cannot afford to miss the ALIA New Graduates Group Job Skills event.
Our experienced panel will share their insider information and advice on the job seeking journey.
From the world of academic libraries, Veronica Ghee (Senior Liaison Librarian) from Flinders University.
Discover what skills are needed to work back of house in an academic library, Tom Snook (Associate Librarian) from Flinders University.
Get the inside scoop on public libraries, Alison Burden (Team Leader, Library Customer Services) from Mitcham Library Service.
When: Thursday 18th October 2012, 5.45pm for a 6pm start, finishing at approximately 7.30pm
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide
Cost: $7 for ALIA members and students. $10 for non-ALIA members. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided (Please try and bring correct change on the night)
RSVP: By Tuesday 16th October to Tim Ormsby,  timothy.ormsby@flinders.edu.au. Please email Tim your burning job seeking questions for our panel.
Participation certificate available on request. Attendance at workshop = 1 PD point.
Yasmine, Rebecca & Tim
ALIA New Graduates Group coordinators SA