WA Library Fight Club!

Where did you get that bruise?

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What’s this?
A meeting of library people to discuss hot topics, learn from the discussion and put new ideas and concepts to the test. We will find all the arguments and counter–arguments around a topic and voice opinions that might be unpopular but will force us to analyse and rethink current practises.

Everyone who wants a say can have one, and everyone who attends can have a go at giving some kind of opinion – whether sensible or outlandish. Sometimes arguing against what you believe clarifies why you actually believe it. Or you could even find you change your mind.

Our last Library Fight Club was a roaring success, well-attended and well-received by attendees. So we are hoping for the same great turnout for this round!
Of course, we don’t talk about Library Fight Club, but we may tweet/blog it if anyone non-local is interested. Let us know.

When is it on?
Thursday 14th July, 5.30 for 6pm start
The Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Perth WA 6003
RSVP here by the 13th July
This is a free event, but we are expected to buy a few drinks from the bar downstairs.

What will we fight about at the meeting?
“To degree or not to degree? Are formal library qualifications still relevant or could work experience and degrees from other disciplines be better?”

Do I have to prepare?
You can “prepare” if you want, or just have a few opinions in mind. However, be aware that you will be assigned a “side” at random upon arrival.

We hope to see you there!

WA Students & New Grads – Escape Together!

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Calling all WA Students & New Grads!

Escape together! ALIA & RIMPA New Grads and Curtin LIS Alumni networking event: Mystic Clue Cannington, 18 June 2016 at 4.45pm

The ALIA & RIMPA New Grads and Curtin LIS Alumni are hosting a networking event in June! It’s taken us a few months to organise our first event of 2016; we’ve been working to make our gatherings as exciting and worthwhile as ever.

The June event will be held at Mystic Clue, one of Perth’s real-life room escape puzzle adventures. We will be put inside a themed room, in groups of up to eight people, to follow a story, read clues and solve puzzles in order to get out of the room.

The event will be a great way for new library and records people to get to know each other, because team work will be vital for success!

What: Team work and puzzle solving to complete room escape game

Where: Mystic Clue, Unit 7/ 1451 Albany Highway Cannington WA 6107

When: 4.45pm, Saturday 18 June 2016 (the games start at 5pm, latecomers will not be able to join in)

Cost: $30 per person (to be paid on the day)

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/fFjpXlrobFFrHOo23 (by Wednesday 15 June)

Each room escape game can take up to 90 minutes from 5pm. If any team gets really confused the owners will give them extra clues, it’s meant to be fun not frustrating! Make sure you eat before you come as no food or drink is allowed in the rooms.

It is very important that everyone arrives on time, as we will enter the rooms at 5pm and once we are in no one else can join in. We don’t want anyone to get left out!

Take a look at the website for more information: http://mysticclue.com.au/

Please RSVP if you would like to come. We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

ALIA New Grads Sunday Funday 3rd of May 2015 – NSW

There’s nothing more fun on a Sunday than… a library!

The State Library of NSW is running an exhibition called “Pulp Confidential: Quick & dirty publishing from the 40s & 50s“.

Meet fellow new grads and students as we tour the saucy-sounding exhibition, then join us for a self-catered picnic in the nearby Botanic Gardens, weather permitting.

Time: 10am

Place: Macquarie Street Sydney; meet at the glass revolving doors

Cost: Cheap! Free entry to the exhibition, BYO picnic and train fares are $2.50 on Sundays.

No need to RSVP, just feel free to join us on the day. We will wave an ALIA sign of some description!

Hope to see you there!

NSW Co-ordinators Melissa & Melissa (yes, really).

Library folk in the pub – Melbourne

Come and enjoy the first meet up for 2015 with the Victorian students and new graduates group in Melbourne on Tuesday,  10th February.

Where: The Standard Hotel, 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy
When: Tuesday 10th February 2015 from 7pm onwards
Who: Library people, future library people, people who like library people

If you have any enquiries, please contact the Victorian regional group via facebook, twitter, or the numbers on the info sheet.

Thanks to Anna and Ellen for their FABULOUS event poster! 🙂

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Queensland Summer Social

QLD New Grads and Students!

Do you need somewhere to wind-down after a long year of study? Do you need a break from writing resumes and selection criteria? Or are you itching to tell someone about your new job? Well, look no further because we have something special planned for you.

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group have teamed up with ALIA Queensland to host a “Summer Social” in the city. It will be a chance for you to mingle with your peers and meet with some professionals to talk about all things library-related and celebrate the end of the year.

From 5:30pm we’ll have a couple of fun activities to get the ball rolling and then it is all up to you to chat and be merry.

Canapes will be provided free of charge and you will be able to purchase drinks at the bar.

Where: The Platform Lounge at Grand Central Hotel on Ann St, Brisbane. http://www.grandcentralhotel.com.au/

When: Monday, December 1st from 5:30pm

Cost: Free

Please RSVP by Friday November 28 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SKTJBPP