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Welcome to our May newsletter.

This month we said goodbye to our ALIA SNGG Co-Convenor Caitlin. We thank her for advocating ALIA SNGG to the #GLAMR sector via Professional Pathways, ALIA NGAC meetings, #GLAMRmatch and SNGG events. We wish you the best on your next adventure and know you will be amazing at it.

There are 2 weeks to go to share your #GLAMRmatch 24 EOIs. On Friday 3rd May we closed our #GLAMRmatch SurveyMonkey (after getting to our 40 response limit). But fear not #GLAMRmatches we are still accepting EOIs via email.  Please view this #Update to GLAMRmatch post WordPress link to find a copy of the #GLAMRmatch questions. Register your interest before 31st of May by emailing your EOIs to including a brief professional bio and answering the listed questions.

#GLAMRRmatch info:

  • The #GLAMRmatch team will match emerging professional/student/graduate with mentor/established professional for a professional networking meet-up (online or face-to-face)
  • All matches will be sent a ‘How to be a #GLAMRmatch document’, that explains what to do during your meet-up
  • Meet-ups will occur in June or July
  • Experienced & Established Professionals interested in being a #GLAMRmatch mentor. Please complete all of the #GLAMRmatch questions. On question 10 please select “Other” and indicate that you would like to be a mentor. Or select To support students, graduates and ALIA Members in the GLAMR sector.
  • If you identified as an Established or Experience Professional in Q3 you will be the mentor in the #GLAMRmatch chat. Students & graduates will be the mentee in the #GLAMRmatch chat. *If matches are the same the individual with the most experience will take the mentor role in the online or physical meet up


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ALIA SNGG May - June 24 Read Along announcement

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The ALIA National Conference is happiening this May from 6 -10th May. If you can’t travel to South Australia for the National Conference and live in Victoria take a look at joining the ALIA VIC National Wrap Up on 22nd May.

Hear from:

  • Meg Bullock, Deakin University
  • Trevor MacKay and Karen Reiter, Bayside Libraries
  • Jackson Mann, Deakin University
  • Romany Manuell, Australian Council for Educational Research
  • Nicola Laurent, Melbourne University


Kathleen Syme Library   251 Faraday St, Carlton, VIC 3053.


Tram: Melbourne University/Swanston St #1 

Cost: Members: Gold coin at door |Non-Members: $5

ALIA CPD Hours: 1.50

Can’t join the event?  A recording of all the presentations will be made available on ALIA VIC YouTube Channel.

Save the date for October 4th to join ALIA QLDat their mini conference.

Where: State Library of Queensland.

Keep an eye on their ALIA QLD WordPress Blog for more event details.

ALIA QLD's ALIA National Conference Catch-up

Join ALIA QLD’s National Conference Catch up at TAFE QLD Southbank Campus Library on Wednesday, 29th May.

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm


TAFE QLD Southbank Campus Library, C Block, Level 3/66 (Room no. C3.105), Ernest Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101


ALIA Member: Gold coin at door

Non-Member: $5

ALIA CPD Scheme Hours: 2

RSVP Date: 29th May

Register to join ALIA QLD National Conference Catch Up via ALIA Event Listing page.


ALIA Members in South Australia catch up with #ALIASA Group for drinks & a chat at 2KW after the ALIA National Conference on Monday 6th May.

Date/Time: Monday May 6th, 6:30pm till late

Visit the ALIA SA link to register


2KW Bar & Restaurant
2 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000

*Please note that drinks and food are to be purchased by attendees. 

#SA #networking

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#RSVP 21 May

Join ALIAWest for their latest event Trends, Challenges & Triumphs on  22nd May.

Hear from:

  • Kylie Percival, University Librarian, Curtin University – ‘Management Material, Memes & Myths’ 
  • Dr. Nicole Johnston ALIA Director and Associate University Librarian, Digital Literacy and Library Experience, Edith Cowan University – ‘AI Trends in Higher Education’ 
  • Gaby Haddow, Discipline Lead for Libraries, Archives, Records & Information Science, Curtin University   
  • Natasha Georgiou, Vice President, West Australian School Library Association (WASLA) – ‘School libraries in the era of declining literacy rates’  
  • Atlanta Meyer, Learning Communities Manager – Community and Library Services, City of Swan and Public Libraries WA Executive
  • State Library of Western Australia and North Metropolitan TAFE 


FREE (ALIA Members), $10 (Non-Members), $5 (Student/Retiree non members)

Date/Time:  Wednesday 22 May   5.30pm – 8pm (AWST)


‘The Lantern’
Level 7, TL Robertson Library
Curtin University, Kent Street

ALIA CPD Hours: 2

Register to join at this ALIA West link

ALIA Digitisation and Preservation Event

Discover some new photography tips and tools in ALIA Digitisation & Preservation Event.

When:  Thursday, 30 May 2024

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AEST

Where: Zoom

Hear from:

Andrew Yeo (Fryer Library, University of Queensland) and Bryce Doudle (Maitland City Council)

Register for this FREE event at this link

Catch up on ALIA Graphic Novels & Comics Creator Chat with Paul McLaughlin

If you enjoyed hearing about ALIA Graphics Comics and Novels at the ALIA National Conference, we have the perfect ALIA Graphics Comics and Novels Creator Chat for you.

Take a listen to ALIA Graphics Creator Chat from April 16th 2024 with Paul McLaughin – creator & author of Lil Viking Space Rangers.


ALIA Disability Programming and Programs in the library event

RSVP to join ALIA Disability in their FREE online Programming & Programs event.

When: 29th May. Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST.

Where: Zoom

Hear from Narelle Stute about the Art Connection program and Cat Beehag on creating programs.

Can’t join on the day. Visit ALIA Disability website for a recording of the event.

Register via the ALIA Event Listing.


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