Networking – How do I even do it? A Panel Discussion

Networking panel discussionWe all know networking is key in the GLAMR industry. However, the word networking often brings feelings of anxiety with it. Queensland’s Regional Coordinators are taking networking down a notch to make it a little bit easier to swallow. Join us and our awesome panel to hear about what networking is all about and pick up some tips to make networking seem not as bad! And to test your new found networking knowledge there will be time to network with cheese & wine after the panel discussion.

Here are the specifics of the night –

When – Monday 16th July, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where – Room 714, Level 7 of V block, QUT Library Gardens Point

How – RSVP to

What to bring – just bring yourself and be ready to enjoy some cheese, wine and networking!

We are excited to announce our panelist for the evening and what they think about networking –

Kylie Burgess – QUT Library & ALIA SNGG

Kylie is a newly minted librarian who works as the AIRS Library Adviser at QUT and volunteers as a Queensland Regional Coordinator with the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group.  As a self-confessed introvert, Kylie has always found networking a bit overwhelming – but with practice, she’s gotten much better at it in recent years and she is keen is share her tips and tricks!

Sarah Howard – QUT Library

Sarah Howard is a QUT Liaison Librarian for the Schools of Nursing and Optometry & Vision Science.  With over ten years’ experience in Academic Libraries, Sarah has had the opportunity to attend a few conferences throughout her career. Would you believe that she carries a Virtual Reality headset to initiate conversations at conferences!

Anne Reddacliff – State Library Queensland

Anne Reddacliff is a librarian with experience working in public, academic, clinical and state libraries. She is on the Board of Directors for ALIA and a Convenor for IFLA LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group. Her favourite networking tool is coffee!

Ryan Weymouth – Griffith University Library

Ryan is currently the Discipline Librarian for Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Ryan is an experienced academic research librarian, with strengths in information discovery, customer service, training and support of academics, higher degree research candidates and undergraduate students and in the creation of IT applications for the workplace.  Ryan is also the Secretary for the Australian Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Document Centres and has attended many conferences, presented at a few of them and also has organised a couple of conferences as well.

Networking is essential in today’s workplace and especially in the library world. Conferences represent an interesting place to learn new ideas, meet other professionals from all different levels of library, publishing and vendor organisations and experience the wonders of the conference dinner.

To get all the best tips and tricks for networking make sure to RSVP and come along! You can find all the details about the event on our Facebook page. And if you can’t make it, the event will be streamed live via ALIA Students and New Graduates Facebook page.

Are you ready to play 12 Days of GLAMR?!

Celebrate these holidays and play ALIA Students and New Graduates holiday game! It starts on the 1st of December and runs until the 12th following the 12 Days of Christmas. Each day we want you to post a picture to any of our social media channels, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your own interpretation for each Day of Christmas. It all starts on the 1st with a partridge in a pear tree!

We will be posting each Day of Christmas on all our channels to give you some inspiration so make sure to you like and follow our accounts to check them out. Be as creative as you want with your pictures but make sure to tag @ALIANewGrads on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram in all your posts and use #12daysofGLAMR. The most creative posts will be featured on our Instagram page.

So how do you get all the glory you ask? Each post you do that includes the hashtag #12daysofGLAMR gets 1 point. The three people at the end of 12 days with the most points will win fabulous prizes! That’s right, prizes AND glory!!! And keep an eye out on our social media channels over the 12 days as we will be releasing ways for you to earn #BONUS points. See the below image for all the details. 

ALIA SNGG Presents 12 Days of GLAMR. Celebrate these holidays and play our Christmas Game. Here are all the rules for this festive game - Check ALIA SNGG social media from 1 - 12th December for the theme for each day of Christmas Post a photo on any social media channel of your interpretation of each day of Christmas (be creative!) & tag @ALIANewGrads and use #12daysofGLAMR Get 1 point for each of your posts that include #12daysofGLAMR After 12 days, the person with the most points WINS all the glory plus prizes available for the top three! Keep an eye out on ALIA SNGG social media for how you can earn bonus points.   So what are you waiting for? Get your jingle bells on and start snapping!

Canberra – GLAMR Connect


Did you make a new year’s resolution to do more networking? Well here’s your chance! ACT ALIA SNGG have brought together professionals from all over the GLAMR sector to share with you what they have in store for 2017.


  1. Jenny Burgess and Thomas Kaufhold – RIMPA
  2. Rebecca Barber – ALIA URLs
  3. Toby Bellwood –
  4. Jan Bordoni – AGLIN
  5. Karna O’Dea – ALIA Active
  6. Fiona Gallagher – ALLA, ACT
  7. Craig Tibbitts and Lynda Weller – ASA

The Deets

This is an ACT Students and New Graduates Group event. Entry is FREE, but reservations are appreciated.

Where:  Ferguson Room at the National Library of Australia.

When: 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start. Tuesday, 7 March 2017.

RSVP (Did we mention that it’s free?)

Jade Koekoe & Chris Sonneveld
ALIA Students and New Graduates Group (ACT) Coordinators

Find ALIA Students and New Graduates Group on Facebook and  Twitter.