Library Folk in the Bar Geelong

The Victorian ALIA New Graduates Group and the Geelong Regional Training Initiative will be jointly hosting a networking event on Wednesday 27th June 2012

Meet new library friends or catch up with old ones at the first ALIA Library Folk event to be held in Geelong! This is a wonderful opportunity for Melbourne and Geelong library folks to network. All are welcome, so bring your library and non-library friends.

When: Wed 27th June, from 6pm
(drop in at anytime between 6pm & 8pm for a bite to eat or just a drink)

Where: Mr Hyde (11 Malop Street, Geelong: The table has been booked for ‘ALIA’
Cost: at own expense

Vegetarian and gluten free options.
(If you’d like to order a Gluten free pizza please advise with rsvp)

Please RSVP your attendance to
by Mon 25th June 12pm so we can confirm numbers

(Please note that we do welcome unexpected guests
if you change your mind at the last minute)

Check out this YUMMY MENU!!!!


+Warm Camillo OLIVES marinated in chilli
V GF $7

+Eggplant “CHIPS” with Middle Eastern spices & harissa mayonnaise V $8

+Spinach, pumpkin, leek & fetta SPAN-O-KOPI-TA with capsicum jam & minted watermelon
V $12.50

+Sizzling lamb SKEWERS with smoked paprika and lemon thyme. Served with Capsicum jam and sumac yoghurt. GF 6 for $20 or $4 each

+Crispy school PRAWNS, Spanish sea salt & lime aioli $13.50 434

+Red CURRY, Roasted Duck Leg, Duo of Jasmine and Thai Black Rice


Rich dark chocolate TART, topped with chocolate & hazelnut ice-cream

Pecan, apricot & currant BAKLAVA drizzled with Bee Box honey

MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like your kind of meal then come along and join us as we look forward to seeing you

Geelong Regional Training Initiative Committee
ALIA Vic New Graduates Group Committee (


April’s Library folk at the Comedy Festival

This month our popular Library folk event is taking a slight detour.

Instead of gathering around for dinner and drinks, we are going to tickle our funny bone. Thats right the International Comedy Festival is in Melbourne again for short time only, so come along and hang with your Library friends for what will a good night if not the best night for 2012 so far.

When: Wednesday 11th April at 6pm Sharp

Where: Meet Ryan and the New Grads Committee at the corner of Little Collins street / Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Due to being a popular event and to make sure we get our tickets on time as there will be queues, we encourage all to meet at the designated spot at the right time so we do not miss out. Feel free to text or call Ryan if you are lost on 0409 020 109.

Please RSVP your attendance and any queries, concerns and requests you may have to to by Friday 6th April 2012

Your ALIA Vic New Graduates Group Committee
Lesa, Nyss, Rebecca and Ryan

First Library Folk in the Pub Melbourne for 2012

Meet new library friends or catch up with old ones at the first Library Folk in the Pub Melbourne for 2012!

When: Tues 6th March, from 6pm
Where: Three Degrees (No 1 QV square corner Swanston & Lonsdale): map. The table has been booked for ‘ALIA’. For more information about the venue, see
Cost: at own expense
Vegetarian and gluten free options.

Please RSVP to by Friday 5th March 12pm so we can confirm numbers.

All are welcome, so bring your library and non-library friends.

Perth NewGrads in the Pub for September and beyond!

I’ve managed to get my act together and I’ve organised dates and venues for NewGrads in the Pub for the rest of the year!

As usual, these are all joint events with RIMPA. We welcome students as well as new graduates!


Tuesday 27th September from 17:30 at the Belgian Beer Cafe


Thursday 20th October from 17:30 at Venn Cafe+Bar


Wednesday 30th November from 17:30 at the Cheeky Sparrow (1/317 Murray Street, Perth. Enter via Wolfe Lane)


No NewGrads drinks due to the festive season. I might organise something if there’s enough demand for people to get a break from their families!

Your Choice! QLD NewGrads Social Workshop Event

This year is flying by, soon it’ll be December and perhaps like me, you may feel like you hadn’t quite made the changes you wanted to at the beginning of the year. Things like career planning and management strategies, better productivity and self-organisation habits, or incorporating reflective practice into your professional routine. It’s time to take control….have your say at the next ALIA (QLD) New Graduates event!


Topics to choose from are: –

  • Career planning and management
  • Productivity and time management
  • Reflective Practice

Feel free to suggest a topic!


This event will be social but with a focus on sharing resources in the topic area, ideas, tips and experiences. Participants are encouraged to bring along books, copies of helpful articles, details of any upcoming courses and seminars, etc. This workshop is about bouncing thoughts and ideas off peers, gathering details of resources and learning from others to help kick start your planning and to take action in making adjustments to your professional development.


When: Wednesday 24th August, 6pm

Where: Plough Inn, Southbank


RSVP by Thursday 18th August for your say on the topic. Of course all RSVPs from this date are also welcome.


RSVP to: with your topic preference.


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




Alisa Howlett

ALIA New Graduates Group QLD

Co ordinator