Resume and Key Selection Criteria Workshop, Melbourne – August 2013


Last Wednesday night, information management students and graduates from around Melbourne gathered at RMIT University’s Swanston Library to hear from leaders across libraries, archives and records agencies. The audience heard more about these dynamic environments and found out how to prepare resumes and selection criteria statements that will help them gain employment in their chosen sector.
Katherine Gallen from RMIT University Archives used industry case studies and her own career experiences to give students and jobseekers valuable tips on how to secure their first information management role.

Hugh Rundle from Boroondara Library Service outlined some of the career opportunities for students and jobseekers in the public library sector today. He also helped demystify position description statements, and gave advice on how to write responses to key selection criteria that get results.

Kim Tairi from Swinburne University of Technology Library gave valuable insights into current directions for academic libraries, and discussed the important role creativity has to play in their future. She also took a ‘plain English’ approach to what it takes to impress a selection panel when writing to key selection criteria.

CSU Visit Wednesday 3rd July


The Victorian contingent of the ALIA New Grads group recently hosted a dinner with some students and faculty members of Charles Sturt University.

The dinner was a success and provided a good opportunity for networking and assistance with study ideas.

Stay tuned for some upcoming Victorian events- Key Selection Criteria and Interview Skills evenings in August and September.


Librarians! Lend me your ears! The ALIA New Graduate’s Group is kicking off the month of August with a social networking twitter blitz and we need you!

Join us in tweeting at least once each day of August using the hash tag #tweetAugust.

If you’ve never tweeted before, now is a great time to start. Social networking is an increasingly important tool for Librarians, plus you’ve probably already worked out how much Librarians love to network.

Join us!

Find fellow Librarian tweeters through #tweetAugust.

Goodbye Bonnie Dixon!


Bonnie has decided to step down from her position as Regional Co-ordinator for Queensland after several years of loyal service. We’ll miss you Bonnie! Thank you for all your hard work and your valuable contribution to the ALIA New Grads Team! But never fear! You are still a part of the big Librarian family (nawwww…).

If anyone is interested in helping our remaining QLD Regional Co-ordinator, Alisa Howlett, let us know! It’s great fun being a co-ordinator, and having a few peeps to spread the load really helps create awesome events.