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ALIASNGG July 2024 Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to July.

Last month we sent our 2024 #GLAMRmatch invites to our Mentors and Mentees.

If you are about to have your #GLAMRmatch online/physical chat here are images on Conversation starter questions and what you need for an Action Plan, from ALIA SNGG’s Lattes & Learning: building lifelong networking with #GLAMRmatch ALIA’s New Librarians’ Symposium 9 (NLS9) workshop, in Adelaide, back in July 2019.


ALIA Library Information Week 2024



Dr Amanda Lawrence, President, Wikimedia Australia 

Janet Catteral, Senior Project Officer, Open Access Australasia

Cathie Warburton, CEO, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

ALIA Library and Information Week is from 29th July – 2nd August. ALIA Members you can attend ALIA LIW Webinars for FREE.

Register at the link for the LIW Webinar you want to attend.

Monday, 29 July 2024,  Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm AEST

LIW Webinar: Libraries supporting the seperation of powers


Steven Fox, Parliamentary Librarian, Australian Parliamentary Library 

Karen Collier, National Coordinator, Library and Research Services, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Representative from the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE)/ Non-Members $25


LIW Webinar: Literacy and Democracy

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm AEST


Stephanie Smith, Learning Manager, Museum of Australia Democracy 

Annabel Astbury, Head of Education, ABC Education 

Trish Hepworth, Deputy CEO, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Representative from National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) Learning Network

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE)/ Non-Members $25

LIW Webinar: Towards Pluralism

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm AEST


Ilona Kish, Director, Public Libraries 2030

Camelia Crisan, CEO, Progress Foundation Romania 

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE)/ Non-Members $25


LIW Webinar: Discovering Domocracy

Thursday, 1st August 2024 Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm AEST


Dr Conor McCarthy, Director of Philanthropy, Office of the Director-General, National Library of Australia 

Dr Nathan Hobby, Special Collections Librarian/Archivist, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and Curtin University Library 

Kathryn Dan, University Archivist, Australian Trade Union Archives and the Australian National University Library   

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE)/ Non-Members $25


LIW Webinar: Democracy in the Dark

Friday 2 August 2024 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST


Dr Amanda Lawrence, President, Wikimedia Australia 

Janet Catteral, Senior Project Officer, Open Access Australasia

Cathie Warburton, CEO, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE)/ Non-Members $25



Learn about Ethics 101

This ALIA Training is a self paced course for ALIA Members.

Cost: $150

ALIA Disability : Becoming A Dementia Friendly Community Event

A man and woman sit on a bench looking at a view of mountains.

RSVP by 17th September to join ALIA Disability: Becoming a Dementia Friendly Community  Event.

Time: 1pm – 2pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE) / Non-Members $22

ALIA CPD Scheme Hours: 1


Treasure island book featured for book club.
#ALIASNGGBookClub are setting our sailes for a treasure adventure reading Treasurer Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Join our ALIA SNGG Book Club Facebook book club discussion from July -August.

Share the cover of the book, ebook or eaudio  version of Treasure Island with the group.

CSU Sydney + ALIA SNGG Study Visit Tour at Keg & Brew Hotel

A group of people are clinking glasses at a table.

RSVP by 5pm on Tuesday, 23rd July

Join CSU students & staff at 4:30pm atthe Keg & Brew Hotel on Wednesday, 24th July.

ALIA Members are welcome to join!

Event details:

Keg & Brew Hotel,

Rooftop, 26 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Email Marinka Simon at

*BYO money for refreshments.

ALIA Gold Coast Opshop Walking Tour

A collection of clothes and shoes at an op shop.

RSVP by Monday, 15t July.

Join ALIA Gold Coast Op shop Walking Tour on Saturday, 20th July. Event from 10am.

Email to join & more information:

RSVP by 29th July  to join #ALIAQLD for their ‘On Your Bookmarks’ Trivia Night.

Register at the On Your Bookmarks link.


Wednesday, 31st July 

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Red Room
Union Road, Level 2
Building 21, Union Complex, University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4067


Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

Join ALIA QLD Mini Conference at The Edge, State Library of Queensland

When: Friday, 4th October

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


$95 (Member), $120 (Non-member), $70 (Student/Retiree)

ALIA CPD Schem Hours: 7.50


The Edge
State Library of Queensland
Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place

Visit the ALIA Event List for more on  the ALIA Mini Conference.

Join TropicALIA for two events!

Breakfast networking event
Monday 29 July, 8am
CG Emporium, 202 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD 4810

Cost: TBA

Dinner networking event
Friday 2 August, 5:30pm
Canto Kitchen and Bar, Ground Floor, JCU Townsville Student Accommodation, Mount Stuart St, Douglas, QLD 4814

Cost: TBA

Register by 31st July to join ALIA SA for a tour of Tiwu Kumangka, the new Blackwood Library.

When : 1st August, 6pm -7pm ACST.

Cost: FREE (ALIA Members/Non-Members)


Join the library tour:

Tour of Tiwu Kumangka – Blackwood Library

2 Young Street
Blackwood, SA 5051
Networking event:
Shop 5, 240 Main Road, Blackwood, SA 5051
*Food and drink at own expense


Image showing details of SA informational awards.

Nominations for ALIA SA SALIAs open on 29th July!

Read about the SALIAs at this link.

RSVP by 16th August to join ALIA West at Library Carpentary Event at Curtin University’s T.L. Robertson Library.

Learn about the Library Carpentry tools R and Python.


Saturday, 17th August

Time: 10am – 12pm


Curtin University, T.L. Robertson Library

Building 105, Kent St, Bentley WA 6102


ALIA Members $FREE / Non-Member $22

ALIA CPD Scheme Hours: 2

More Info for ALIA West Library Carpentary Taster event via this ALIA Event page link.



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