#NLS8 Wrap up


Were you stuck in Queensland for NLS8? No problem, we have you covered! Join us in Brisbane for our NLS8 Wrap Up as we talk with NLS8 presenters and delegates. Hear about what happened in Canberra at the 8th New Librarians’ Symposium, what were the themes, what ideas were sparked, how inspiring were the keynote speakers? (Here’s a hint, very inspiring!)

Details of the event are –

When: Tuesday 11th July | 5:45pm – 7:00pm – networking opportunities available from 5:30pm and after 7pm.

Where: Brisbane Square Library, Level 2, the End Room

How: RSVP to newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

We are very lucky to present the following speakers for the NLS8 Wrap Up to you –

Amy Walduck – ALIA State Manager for Queensland

Amy was a Co-Convenor for NLS8, presented a workshop, AND sat on a panel.

Getting down and dirty: Modern realities of special libraries (a masterclass)

Styled for success: A panel discussion on fashion, individuality and dressing professionally for the library and information sector

Hear all about her NLS8 experience from the superwoman herself!

Kylie Burgess – Moreton Bay Regional Library

Kylie was one of the student bursary winners and is also an ALIA SNGG Social Media Coordinator. Hear about Kylie’s experience as an NLS8 delegate and bursary winner and her key take-aways from the symposium.

Eleanor Colla – University of Queensland

Eleanor, the 2016 QULOC Graduate, presented at NLS8 on her experiences with knowledge management.

From chaos to calm through storytelling and community building in GLAM and beyond: A journey and conversation about Knowledge Management

Learn about knowledge management as Eleanor takes you through her presentation.

Anie Woskanian and Naidene Sartori – Griffith University

Anie and Naidene attended NLS8 as delegates. In our NLS8 Wrap Up they will share what they learned and experienced at the symposium first hand.

Michael Hawks and Maddy Medlycott – Queensland University of Technology

Michael and Maddy were first time presenters and put together a workshop at NLS8.

Librarians and Dragons

Hear all about their workshop that combines transferable skills and gamification.

Come along to Brisbane’s NLS8 Wrap Up and hear from these amazing speakers. It will be as if you were at NLS8 yourself!

Don’t forget to RSVP to newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com

Register for the ALIA Qld Trivia Night



Register now for the event of the year!

When: Monday 22 May 2017

Time: Doors open 5:30 for dinner and drinks – Trivia starts 6:30

Where: The Cricketers Club, 411 Vulture Street, East Brisbane.

Theme: In honour of ALIA’s 80th birthday and this year’s Library and Information Week 2017 theme, ‘Celebrate’, we are celebrating 1930s style!

Register here: https://www.regonline.com.au/aliaqldtrivia17

Last year’s Trivia Master returns for more fun competitions and games!

There will be loads of raffles and prizes, including an iPad mini! and a prize for the best themed table.

How it works:

Get your team together, come up with a team name, then enter your team name at the registration desk on the night. If you don’t have a team yet – don’t worry, we’ll find you a team to join on the night. It’s a great way to meet new library and information people! Eight is the recommended number per team.

Entry fees:

  • $10 per person for ALIA individual members, sponsors and affiliate associations [ALLA, PLAQ, SLAQ] – note you will need to enter your individual membership number when you register.
  • $20 per person if you are not in the above category

Thank you to our sponsors!

Brisbane March for Science


On Saturday 22nd April 2017 join with other Brisbane Library and Information Professionals, and their family and friends to support the advancement of science at the Brisbane March for Science.

The March for Science is a global event, celebrating the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. It is a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas: Universal Literacy, Open Communication, Informed Policy, and Stable Investment.

Join ALIA Queensland in showing your support for science!


When: 10:30am – 2:00pm, Saturday 22nd April

Where: Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane City

  •  10:30am – 11:00am Initial ALIA Queensland MeetUp at The Coffee Club’ Brisbane Square  (for a warm beverage)
  • 11:00am – 11:10am Group photo opportunity outside the BCC Brisbane Square Library entrance
  • 11.30am The march will depart Reddacliff Place and proceed along George Street footpaths to the Speakers Corner outside Parliament House near QUT Gardens Point.
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Continue to enjoy the March celebrations and activities being held at Parliament House and the Botanic Gardens where there will be speeches and activities, and a picnic lunch.
 Contact on the day  Sue Hutley  suehutley@gmail.com  Phone 0412764922

Get involved!

You can find out more about the march, including its aims and goals on the Brisbane March for Science website.
We hope to see you on Saturday 22 April when Brisbane stands up for science!

Brisbane – Selection Criteria Panel and Workshop


You’ve got your resume spic and span. Next up – selection criteria. On Saturday 22nd April, Queensland ALIA Students and New Graduates Group will be hosting a Selection Criteria Panel and Workshop.

After the successful implementation of the annual Resume Review Cafe, the ALIA Students and New Grads Group asked students and new graduates what other kind of professional development events they would like to take part in. An overwhelming number of you asked about Selection Criteria: how to write it, what to avoid, etc. So they’ve made a plan to get you all up-to-speed!

During the Panel and Workshop you will be given the opportunity to ask the panellists any questions you have about writing selection criteria.  A handy Padlet has been set up for you to
start asking your questions anonymously. The panel will run for approximately 40 minutes after which they will split into groups to workshop and write some generic selection criteria responses. After the panel, stick around for some morning tea and a chat!

Everyone is welcome! Please email the ALIA Students & New Grads group if you have any questions.

When: Saturday 22nd April, 2017 from 9:00am – 11:00am

Where: QUT Gardens Point Campus, Main Library V Block, Room 714.

How much: ALIA-Members FREE! Non-Members $5

RSVP: 16/04/17 to newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com

ALIA Qld catch-up


Join us for not one, but two simultaneous events on Tuesday, 11 April from 5:30pm.

ALIA Queensland group invites you to join us for our first casual get together for the year at either the Gold Coast or Brisbane venue. Come along and share a drink, enjoy a meal and catch up with your colleagues.

We will also be taking part in the One Million Stars to End Violence initiative again where we will hopefully beat our 2016 ribbon star making record of 38 stars!

The One Million Stars project aims to end violence by bringing people together across the world to weave one million ribbon stars for a grand display at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. These woven stars are symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.

Members and non-members are welcome!



Communal Bar and Eat House
266 George Street, Brisbane (Brisbane Square)


Gold Coast
Emerald Lakes Golf Club
cnr of Nerang Broadbeach Rd and Alabaster Dr
Carrara QLD 4211
(table booked for outside area)


ALIA Information Online Wrap-up


Missed out on the ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference in Sydney? Not to worry! Join us on Monday 6 March from 5:30-7:00pm, QUT Gardens Point, Room V-714 to hear from QLD LIS professionals as they share their experiences of the conference around the theme: data, information, knowledge.

All are welcome to this free event, and what’s more, wine and nibbles will be provided!

We will be live-streaming the event on the ALIA Queensland Facebook page for those who can’t be there in person.

RSVP to aliaqldgroup@gmail.com by 3 March.

Resume Review Café


We know what you’re thinking, another resume review? But we just had one! The ALIA QLD and ALIA Students and New Graduates Group teams have decided to plan things a little differently this year with the feedback we’ve received from past events.

In 2017 our plan is to follow loosely the stages for preparing for a job interview. The events this year will begin with the Resume Review Cafe, followed by a Selection Criteria workshop, and then an Interview Panel. More details for these events will be announced later this year.

Come along to our Resume Review Cafe and take the opportunity to get advice and feedback on your resume from an experienced library and information professional.

Where: Brisbane – State Library Cafe, Southbank.

When: Saturday, 18 March from 9:00am (Appointments will run for approximately 30 minutes each)

Cost: ALIA members – Gold Coin donation, non-ALIA members $5.00

Here’s what you do: –

  1. Submit your RSVP with your resume to us via email on alia@gmail.com by Tuesday 28 February (your resume will be treated with the strictest confidence).
  2. Receive your appointment time.
  3. Meet with your reviewer at your appointed time and receive valuable feedback and advice!
  4. Apply feedback and have more confidence in your resume.

Last year’s Resume Review Cafe was a great success, and it was fantastic to see an exchange of enthusiasm between reviewers and participants.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ALIA Students and New Grads Queensland team – newgradsqld.alia@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there.

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group QLD
Website: https://alianewgrads.wordpress.com/category/qld/
Twitter: @ALIANewGrads