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Welcome to the August SNGG Newsletter. This month we continue our #ALIASNGGBookClub Sense and Sensibility read-a-long and look forward to #LIW2023 Where’s the Source?

This month the SNGG Team want to thank everyone for joining us for #GLAMRmatch last month, we hope you found new #GLAMR contacts, excellent tips and advice for continuous professional development.

Where’s the Source? Conversation at State Library Victoria

This #LIW2023, ALIA will be; talking about Wikipedia and AI in libraries with State Library Victoria.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Elizabeth Tait (Course Director and Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at Charles Sturt University)
  • Paula Bray (Chief Digital Officer, State Library Victoria)
  • Dr Amanda Lawrence (RMIT research fellow and President of Wikimedia Australia.

Date: Wednesday, 2nd of August

Time: 10am – 3:30pm (AEDT)

Cost: $35 General | $25 #ALIAMembers & Students | FREE First Nations

More information via the ALIA Events page.

ALIA Schools Event – How does the data tell your story?

Register to join ALIA School’s ‘How does the data tell your story event’. Hear from school libraries on the importance of data. Learn how analysis, reporting and actioning can add value to school library services and programs.

Join presenters:

  • Dr Helen Weston, Program Leader – Library and Information Services at Loreto College, Coorparoo Queensland
  • Catherine RyanTeacher and Librarian at Good News Lutheran College P-12, Tarneit, Victoria

When: Saturday, August 12th

Time: 10: 30 AM – 11: 30 AM (AEST)

Location: Online

Cost: $44 (Member) | $66 (Non-member) | $22 (Student/Retiree)

More Info via the ALIA Events page.

RSVP by August the 9th

Catch up on #NLSX!

If you missed the #NLSX conference on July 29th, explore the ALIAVic Twitter feed and PMI Library feed for posts from the event.

We would love to hear about your #NLSX experience. What presentations did you attend & what tips did you discover?

Join the ALIA SNGG Team!

Applications are open to join ALIA SNGG in our ALIA SNGG Convenor and ALIA SNGG Social Media Team (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & WordPress).

Personal (Associate and Member), Professional (LibTech and Allied Field) and Student #ALIAMembers are welcome to apply.

Email by Friday, 25th August. Let the SNGG team know which position you are interested in joining & why you want to join the SNGG Team.

#ALIASNGGBookClub _ Sense and Sensibility July -August read-a-long!

Have you joined our latest #ALIASNGGBookClub (Facebook) Group?

Share your thoughts on our Sense and Sensibility week 1 – 3 questions & Sense and Sensibility polls.

#ALIASNGG Stories!

This month we continue our #ALIASNGGStories with a post by former ALIA SNGG National Secretary and ALIA Regional State Manager for Queensland, James Nicholson.

Read more about James #SNGGStory via our WordPress link.

Register for ALIA Career Starter Kit – The Written Application

Discover how you can use CAR and STAR in your written application.

CAR: Challenge, Action, Result

STAR: Situation, Task, Action, Result

RSVP 4th September

Cost: ALIA Member (Free) | Non-Member $30

More Info:

Register at the ALIA Career Starter Kit: The Written Application page.

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Resume Review Service

Did you know that Personal (Student, Associate, General) & Professional (LibTech and Allied Field) members are eligible for 3 FREE Resume Reviews a year with ALIA SNGG Resume Review Service?

How to request a review:

Send an email to with the subject line ‘Resume review request’ and include the following information in the email:

  1. Your resume is attached as a Word document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)
  2. Your name and email address
  3. Your ALIA number
  4. A list of any areas of the resume you would like to resume feedback for
  5. If applying for a specific job, please include an active PDF link or file attachment for the job you are applying

Join the NGAC Committee

Are you interested in joining ALIA’s New Generation Advisory Team?

ALIA NGAC is searching for new NGAC Committee Members.

Email by Friday, 25th of August.

Catch up on ALIA QLD Sourcey Subjects Event!

Visit ALIA QLD Facebook page to catch up on photos and costume parade videos from #ALIAQLD Sourcey Subjects event on August 2nd. The winners of ALIA QLD’s Sourcey Subjects 2023 quiz were The Griffith Gravy Train.

Catch up on ALIA SA Back To School Quiz Night

ALIA SA Group’s Back to School Quiz Night was on Saturday the July 29th. This year ‘Skool of Rock’ won the Quiz Night by one point ahead of quiz team ‘Shelf Pleasure’.

Visit the ALIA SA Group Facebook page for images from the Back to School Quiz night.

South Australian Library and Information Awards

Nominations for the South Australian Library and Information Awards opened on July 31st. Nominations close at 5 pm (ACST), 30th September.

More info on eligibility via the South Australian Library and Information Awards page.

ALIA VIC, ALIA SNGG and CSU City Catch Up!

Date: Wednesday, 26th August

Time: 6 pm – late, 26 Wed Aug

Location: The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan St, Richmond 3121


Catch up on an ALIA West F.A. Sharr Awards!

ALIA West had their 2022 F. A. Sharr Award at State Library Western Australia on July 20th. ALIA West Committee member Emily Paull, 2021 F. A. Sharr Award winner presented the 2022 F. A. Sharr Award to Melissa Pettit. A librarian supporting school libraries with the #studentssneedschoollibraries initiative.

Explore the ALIA West Biblia blog post for photos from the 2022 F. A. Sharr Award event.

Join ALIAWest November Quiz Night!

Join ALIAWest on 16th November for their Quiz Night Event.

Cost: TBC

Visit the ALIA Events page for Event and ALIA Training news. Join our snug Microsoft 365 Teams group via our SNGG page.


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