Celebrating a great year!

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-9-27-29-pmWith 2016 coming to an end, we are looking back at a very successful year that has brought exciting changes to the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group. New leadership, lots of work behind the scenes and exciting developments on the ground. And more change is still to come! Continue reading

Australian National Resume Review – LIS students & new graduates

Attention recent and soon-to-be graduates! The ALIA Student and New Graduates Group is starting a new pilot initiative: a resume review service to support your job seeking process. Whether you’re applying for a specific job or just need general advice, we can arrange to have your resume reviewed by an experienced professional.

Eligibility for a review during the pilot for this initiative:

  • Recently qualified library technician or librarian, or current student in a library technician or library programme in Australia. Professionals returning to the workforce after a hiatus are also welcome.
  • AND current ALIA member

Please note: there is a limit of three reviews per year

How to request a review:
Send an email to alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Resume review request’ and include the following information in the email:

  1. Your resume attached as a Word document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)
  2. Your name and email address
  3. Your ALIA number
  4. The job posting to which you’re applying (include an active link or file attachment). If you’re not applying for a specific position, describe the type of position you plan to seek, including type of library (e.g., public, academic, special) and type of duties (e.g., technical services, reference and instruction, etc).
  5. A list of any specific aspects of the resume that you’d like the reviewer to focus on.

What to expect:
You will receive a reply from your reviewer within two weeks with advice on how to improve your resume, based on his or her experience and expertise. The review is confidential. Your documents will be handled by this service’s coordinators and viewed by the reviewer only. Your files will be deleted after the review is complete. Your name and email address will be stored in a Google Spreadsheet, which is accessible only to the service coordinators.

If you have any questions about this service or your eligibility, please include them in the comments of this post or send a private email to alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com

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Now Available: National Regional Coordinator Positions

Here is an opportunity to be actively involved in the profession by contributing to what matters most to students and new graduates. ALIA Students and New Graduates Group is happy to announce that it has several Regional Coordinators positions available in:

  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Australian Capitol Territory
  • New South Wales

ALIA SNGG is looking for enthusiastic students and new graduates of an information studies course, who are bursting to contribute to the profession and new graduates community. As a ALIA Student and New Graduates Regional Coordinator, you will:

  • Have an active interest in professional development in the Library & Information sector.
  • Establish and widen your professional network by liaising with the professional community in organising and facilitating events;
  • Become part of a national group that is passionate about assisting new information professionals in their careers;
  • Develop an awareness of key issues and trends in different information sectors throughout your experience as a Regional Coordinator;
  • Build on and diversify your transferrable skills by providing input to regular reports, promoting events, displaying leadership for your peers.
  • Report on events to the NGG using the appropriate Google Docs, and at NGG teleconferences.
  • Pass on to the NGG Convener any issues that the New Generation Advisory Committee might need to know about
  • Have strong communication and collaboration skills

Being a Regional Coordinator is a professional development opportunity and a fantastic opportunity to grow your personal learning networks. Points may be gained as part of the ALIA PD Scheme or may form part of a professional practice component of your information studies course.

Plus, you can add the role to your resume/ CV and demonstrate your active engagement in the profession!: Note: You need to be an ALIA member to be a Coordinator. Grab a discounted student rate!

To apply, just tell us in 200 words or less why you’d like to be a Regional Coordinator and what you think the New Graduates Group means to the profession and newbies.

Please email your application to National Convener Hiba Kanj: alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com

Applications close Friday 31st October 2014.

Secret Santa: Australia wide event!

You are invited to participate the an annual library twitter Secret Santa!

#SecretSanta is open to all library folks Australia-wide!

Whether you are a twitter fanatic or have yet to set up an account this is the perfect opportunity to have some fun and develop your PLN on Twitter!

For more details and how to register visit: katejf.wordpress.com

Get involved and have some fun while connecting with library around Australia!

We are on twitter, follow us @ALIANewGrads