Welcome to the May Newsletter. This month we look towards the first ALIA Career Starter Kit Webinar, Simultaneous Storytime and ALIA Information Online.

Keep a bookmark on our WordPress blog to discover new events and recaps from ALIA and SNGG Events.

EOI for ALIA SNGG Convenor Closing Soon!

Expressions of Interest for the ALIA SNGG Convenor position will close on Friday, May 5th.

Join our ALIASNGG WordPress Blog and Facebook Social Media Team!

If you are interested in adding to your professional development skills and want to join SNGG’s team, email alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com with a brief description of yourself and why you feel you would fit with the SNGG team.

Applications to join SNGG Social Media Team are still open for our:

  • WordPress Blog
  • Facebook Team

If you are interested in joining our SNGG WordPress Blog or Facebook SNGG Social Media Team to add to your social media & professional development skills, email alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com with a brief description of yourself and why you feel you would fit with the SNGG team.

Join the ALIA SNGG Resume Review Service!

Are you an ALIA Member looking for a new professional development opportunity in 2023?

Our ALIA SNGG Resume Review Service are searching for new members.

  • SNGG Resume Review Service Coordinator 
  • SNGG Resume Review Service Resume Reviewer


Resume Review Service Coordinator.

  • Assist ALIA SNGG by managing our SNGG GLAMR contact list.
  • Are the first point of contact when ALIA Members request a Resume Review.
  • Connect ALIA Members to our GLAMR contact list for a Resume Review.
  • Have professional written and communication skills engaging with ALIA Members, GLAMR contact list and ALIA SNGG team.

Resume Review Service Resume Reviewer

  • Have experience in the GLAMR sector.
  • Provide resume feedback for student, graduate and professional ALIA Members who use our ALIA SNGG Resume Review Service.
  • Have experience reviewing resumes.
  • Have professional written and communication skills.

If you are interested in joining our SNGG Resume Review Service, email alia.sngg@gmail.com with a brief description of yourself and why you feel you would fit with the SNGG Resume Review Service team.

Congratulations to ALIA Information Online attendee conference scholarship winners.

  • Sophie Calvert-Smith – Collections Management Librarian at Mitcham Public Libraries
  • Jenny Harding – Currently studying for a Diploma in Library and Information Services with TAFE NSW
  • Robert De Giovanni – Library Technician – Research Support, Torrens University

Register to join ALIA Career Starter Kit – Webinar 1!

Registrations are still open to join ALIA Career Starter Kit – Webinar 1: Job roles and job descriptions: demystifying the complex world of library work.

When: Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (AEST)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: ALIA Members (FREE) | Non- Member $30

More Info via this ALIA Events link.

ALIA Information Online

Registration is still open for ALIA Information Online. The 2023 ALIA Information Online is Shaping The Future.

ALIA Information Online will have two virtual half-day online events from May 17th – May 18th.


When: Wednesday, May 17th – Thursday May 18th.

Time: 12pm (AEST)

Location: Online

Cost: $395 (Members)| $525 (Non-Members) | $1500 (Institution 5 attendees) | $2500 (10 attendees) | $6500 (unlimited).

More Info via ALIA Events list.

RSVP by May 12th, 2023.

ALIA Schools Event!

Registrations are open to join ALIA Schools Webinar with Australian Children’s Laureat Gabrielle Wang.

When: Saturday, May 20th

Location: Online via Zoom

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (AEST)

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

ALIA CPD: 1 Hour

RSVP by May 17th

More Info https://www.alia.org.au/EventDetail?EventKey=SCH0523

Join ALIA for the Speedy Sloth by Rebecca Lee and Heath McKenzie National Simultaneous Stortytime on May 24th.

When: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.

Time: 11:00am

RSVP to join the Free Event by: May 24th, 2023

Visit this ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime link for more information. Follow the #NSS2023 hashtag on Twitter.

NSLX 2023

This July, join the New Librarians Symposium, aka NLSX.
In 2023 the NLSX theme is eXplore, eXchange and eXpand.

When: Saturday, 29th July 2023.
Time: 9 am – 5 pm (AEDT)

RSVP Date: 28th July 2023.

Cost: $120 (ALIA Member) | $180 (Non-Member)

ALIA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours: 7.50

Visit the New Librarians Symposium page for more information.

Debunking Social Media ALIA QLD Event!

Register to join ALIA QLD and Ella Doyle from Social Cut for Debunking Social Media: Policy, Platforms and Practices.

Learn about the best practices for libraries. How to use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for libraries.

Location: via Zoom

When: May 16th and May 30th

Session 2: May 16th.
Describing and explaining the benefits & potential issues of specific platforms. Tips & Tricks, How to use them, best practices.

Session 3: May 30th
Applying session 1 & 2 – Hands on discussion amongst participants; Using examples of how they have used social media for their libraries, how it worked, how it didn’t, what can be altered moving forward.

Time: 11am – 12:30pm (AEST)

Cost: Free (ALIA Members) | $5 (Non-Members)

Register: ALIA Events page

ALIA SA Group Tour of MOD Flex Exhibition!

Join #ALIASAGroup for a tour of MOD Flex Exhibition.  An immersive exhibition.

Date: Wednesday, 31st May.

Time: 5pm (ACST)

Cost: $10 (Non-Members) | $5 (Members).

Transportation Info:

Tram: Botanic or Glenelg Tram Lines exciting the City West stop.

Train: Exiting at Adelaide Railway Station.

Plan your visit information.

Booking details https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/tour-of-mod-flex

Peer Nominations Close on May 4th.

Self Nominations Close May 25th.

Learn more about the F.A Sharr Award at ALIAWest Blogspot.

ALIA Multicultural PD Reading!

Take a read of Lisa Lynch, Policy and Research Librarian, ALIA ALIA Multicultural article on Linguistic Prejudice.


Lynch, Lisa. (April 12, 2023). Linguistic Prejudice: Do you hear what I hear? https://multicultural.alia.org.au/linguistic-prejudice/

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