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Welcome to our December monthly newsletter.

Since our last newsletter, we have had a few ALIA SNGG Team updates.

In November, we welcomed 

  • Jack Walter Kelly (ALIA SNGG National Co-Convenor)
  • Emma Thompson (ALIA SNGG, Social Media Coordinator, Twitter/X)
  • Ryan Siriwardene (ALIA SNGG, Social Media Coordinator, Twitter/X)
  • Sonya Goldberg (ALIA Students and New Graduates Site/WordPress blog Coordinator)
  • Kylie Hill  (ALIA SNGG, Social Media Coordinator, Instagram)

Keep an eye on our monthly newsletter for a list of ALIASNGG/ ALIA/ALIA Regional Group/ALIA Specialist Group news & events.

  ALIASNGGBookClub read-a-long book announcement

Our ALIASNGGBookClub (Facebook Group) is taking a break this December, but will return in January 2024. Last month we reached out to our SNGG Socials to see what book from our list of book choices caught your eye.

Our book choices were:

  1. The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkein
  2. Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  3. The Woman in me by Britney Spears
  4. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

What book are we reading in January?

This January the #ALIASNGGBookclub invites you to join us on a Summer read-a-long entering the Grishaverse with Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.



Covers of books. Top Left (The Lord Of The Rings : A tower) Top Right (3 people: Jesper,Kaz, Inej), Bottom Right red flowers in a suitcase)

Join the ALIASNGG Team.

Applications are open to ALIAMembers Personal (Student, Associate and Member) & Professional (LibTech and Allied Field) to join the ALIASNGG Facebook Team or ALIA Students and New Graduates Site/WordPress Blog.

Interested in joining?

Please complete the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Application form via our ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Site.


A group of people working together.

RSVP to join the ALIA Library Technicians Symposium 2024

ALIA Library Technicians Symposium 2024 theme is “Embracing the library Revolution’.

  • Revitalise our professional practice and services.
  • Review our commitment and impact to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Reposition and promote our value in the broader contextual environment.

Program Speakers:

When: 20th March, 10am -5pm (AEST)

Location (Online Event)

Cost: ALIA Mem $120 | Non-Mem $150 | Inst5 View $480 | Inst10 View $960 | Inst Unlim $1500

Register at this ALIA Library Technician Symposium link

RSVP Date:  19th March 2024


RSVP to join the ALIA National Conference 2024

Join ALIA at the National Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

When: Monday, 06 May 2024 to Friday, 10 May 2024 Time: 9am (AEST). 


Standard Price from 1 January 2024

Concession Member – $790 (Student & Retiree member)

Day Member  – $495

Day Non-Member – $660


  • Todd Fernando, From Inclussion Belonging
  • Shelley Ware, Daring Greatly, Striving Valiantly
  • Cr Linda Scott, Forging Future Libraries
  • Dr. Marie-Louise Ayres, Raising Voices
  • Ben Bowen, Raising Voices

Vist the Plan your visit page for Accommodation and transportation info.

RSVP Date: 29 April

More information & Registration via this ALIA National Conference link


Building at sunset.

Join ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2024.

National Simultaneous Storytime is back in 2024! On 22 May join ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime read-a-long of Aura Parker book Bowerbird Blues.

Time: 12pm -1pm

Cost: FREE

Visit the ALIA Page for Bowerbird Blues free resources.

RSVP Date: 22nd May 2024

ALIA Silver Pins list.

  • Anna Apfelsted (AALIA CP) , ALIA Schools Advisory Committee & ALIA Schools Group
  • Catherine Barnes (AALIA CP), ALIA Schools Advisory Board
  • Linda Guthrie (AALIA DCP), ALIA Schools Advisory Committee
  • David Morris (AALIA) Tasmania, ALIA School Advisory Committee
  • Helen Watson (AALIA) Queensland, ALIA School Advisory Committee, Convenor ALIA Schools (Special Interest Group)

ALIA Skills, Knowledge and Ethics Framework for the Library and Information Services Workforce release

What are the ALIA Skills, Knowledge and Ethics Framework About?

A Framework representing skills, knowledge and ethics that are needed to work in the Library and Information Service.

Students, Graduates and ALIAMembers, make sure to view the Professional Knowledge Domain area.

The Professional Knowledge Domain area breaks down the skills for the eight Core Domain Areas.
1. Information Service
2. Information Management
3. Literacies & Learning
4. Technology
5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Contexts
6. Communities & Stakeholders
7. Research
8. Leadership & Management
Explore the Video Explainers from ALIA NGAC C0-Chair Kate Davis and members of the Professional Advisory Committee on the Framework.
#LISWorkforce Framework #LibraryInformationService #InformationService #InformationManagement #LifelongLearning #Upskill #ProfessionalDevelopment #ALIACPD


ALIA South Australia are searching for a new Treasurer.

The new Treasurer is needed in 2024 to administer the Group’s finances.
Duties include:
  • Development of individual event budgets
  • Developing an annual budget
  • Approving ALIA SA Group expenditure.
EOI or questions to
The ALIA Island (Tasmania) Group are looking for new members for their Executive Committee.
Expressions of Interest are open for the:
  • ALIA Island (Tasmania) Convenor
  • ALIA Island (Tasmania) Secretary
  • ALIA Island (Tasmania) Treasurer
Information on the group is available from Emily Wilson, Regional Engagement Manager with ALIA.
EOIs for a Convenor, Secretary or Treasurer role close 6 December.

Keep your eye on the ALIA SNGG Monthly Newsletter for SNGG News, ALIA and ALIA Regional/Specialist Group Events.


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