Welcome to the September SNGG Newsletter. This month we look forward to adding new professional development skills in ALIA Career Starter Kit: The Written Application – Webinar 3. 

This month we congratulate Viki McDonald AFALIA the new IFLA President for 2023 – 2025 and #IFLAWLIC ALIA Fellows:

Janine Schmidt FALIA IFLA Medal winner – Distinguished service to IFLA & international librarianship, championing innovative library buildings and design, mentoring authors, and diverse works as an editor for IFLA Publications. 

Christine Mackenzie FALIA IFLA Honorary Fellow – Distinguished service to IFLA and the global library field.

Explore the IFLA website to see a video of the WLIC 2023 Library Flash mob in Rotterdam and daily highlights from WLIC 2023.


RSVP for ALIA Career Starter Kit – Webinar 3 The Written Application

 #ICYMI #ProfessionalDevelopment #Upskill

RSVP Date: September 4th

Apply to join ALIA Career Starter Kit next Webinar 3 Event: The Written Application.

This Webinar will explore the process of writing and responding to selection criteria.  

How can you use Situation, Task, Action, Result (STAR) or Context, Actions, Results (CAR) in your written application?

Learn from panelists:

Kim Sherwin: Director for Knowledge at Aurecon (20 years’ library experience across engineering, design, law, defence, tertiary and academic and public libraries.

Danielle Ambriano: Library Network Lead for Sydney South East TAFE NSW Library Services (19 years’ academic library experience & 10 years’ management and leadership experience. 

Rebecca Jeffree: Manager, Services at the State Library of South Australia.

ALIA Career Starter Kit. A person is walking on a road.

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Date: September 5th

Location: Online

More Info via ALIA Career Starter Kit page.

Cost: #ALIAMembers (FREE) | Non-Member $30

RSVP ALIA Digitisation and Preservation: Engagement Webinar!


RSVP Date: September 13th

How can we effectively connect, communicate and collaborate with others on our digital & physical collections?


  • Hear from guest speakers:
    Wikimedia Australia
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia (BHL Australia)
    Trove on the process of internal and external engagement.

Date: September 13th

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm (AEST)

Location: Online

Cost: FREE

More information via ALIA Event Listing page.

#Digitisation #Preservation #ALIADigitisationandPreservation #ALIACPD #DigitalLiteracy

RSVP ALIA Schools – Skilling Up, Up, Up Event!


How can you boost your skills and learning?

Join ALIA Schools and presenters Trish Hepworth (Director of Policy & Education, ALIA), Jacqui Lucas (Learning Services Coordinator, ALIA) and Margaret Lawson (Head of Library and Information Services at Our Lady of Sion College in Box Hill).

Learn about: 

Makerspace programs and opportunities for students to #upskill.

Date: 21st October

Time: 10: 30 AM – 11: 30 AM 

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

ALIA CPD Scheme Hours: 1

More info via ALIA Events List.



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 & ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Site/WordPress blog).

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

Email alianewgraduatesgroup@gmail.com by Friday, 6th October. Let the SNGG team know which position you are interested in joining & why you want to join the SNGG Team.


Learn more about 

why you should join ALIA Students and New Graduates Group.

A group of people working together.

ALIA SNGG 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 alia.sngg.rrs@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Resume review request’ and include the following information in the email:

Your resume is attached as a Word document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf)

  1. Your name and email address
  2. Your ALIA Membership number
  3. A list of any areas of the resume you would like to resume feedback for
  4. If applying for a specific job, please include an active PDF link or file attachment for the job you are applying
ALIA SNGG Resume Review Service logo

Thank you for the ALIA New Graduates Group WordPress Blog Memories

To our ALIA Students and New Graduates Group WordPress Blog Subscribers,

The time has come to say goodbye to our ALIA Students and New Graduates Group WordPress Blog and hello to a brand-new ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Site/Blog.

The SNGG team thank our past WordPress Blog Social Media Coordinators and Resume Review Service Team; for helping us support students, graduates and #ALIAMembers with continuing professional development, Library skills & tips, and event and networking opportunities.

  • Kylie Burges
  •  Daniel Giddens
  •  Katie Haden
  •  Anna Rotar
  •  Dylan Young
  •  Blair Gatehouse
  •  Lorylene (Lory) Osorio
  •  Katherine Lee
  •  Anthea Darmon
  •  Sylvia Pilz
  •  Melissa Buckman
  •  Rebecca Lee
  •  Stephanie Morton
  •  Melanie Phillips
  •  Phillipa Telford
  •  Michael Watson
  •  Josh Carter
  •  Veronica Fitzpatrick
  •  Bryan Valionis
  •  Kate Davis – ALIA NGAC Committee Member. 

Thank you to our 192 ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Subscribers, 172 WordPress Subscribers and 90 Email Subscribers. We hope to see you on our new ALIA Students and New Graduates Group page soon!

ALIA Students and New Graduates Group Team!


#ALIASNGG #ALIAStudentsandNewGraduatesGroup #ALIASNGGRRS #SNGGResumeReviewService #WordPressBlogTeam #ThankYou 

ALIA Disability – The Hidden Disability Sunflower program: Information Webinar

Join ALIA Disability Group for a talk on the Hidden Disability Sunflower program.


Amy Rake, Convenor, ALIA Disability Group
Justin Bruce, Director, Hidden Disability Sunflower Australia and New Zealand
Sue Hutley, Bond University Library


Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (AEST)
Cost: FREE
Location: via Zoom

ALIA South Coast tour of The University of Wollongong

Join ALIA South Coast tour of The University of Wollongong & lunch at The Ugly Duckling on Sunday, 10th September.


Date: Sunday, 10th September

Library Tour: 10: 30 AM meet at library (Building 16)

Lunch: The Ugly Duckling at The University of Woollongong campus.

University of Wollongong Library
Northfields Ave

Cost: FREE Event

Queensland Library Achiever of The Year Award!

Nominations are open to submit an application for ALIA QLD: Queensland Library Achiever of The Year Award.  

Who is eligible?

Any individual working in a library or information centre in Queensland or financial member of ALIA is eligible for nomination.

Visit ALIA QLD: Queensland Library Achiever of The Year Award page for selection criteria for nominees.

Email nominees to aliaqldgroup@gmail.com Closing date is Friday, 29 September 2023, 10PM AEST.

Call For Proposal Papers – ALIA QLD Mini Conference:

ALIA QLD are seeking proposals for their Mini Conference at the State Library of Queensland, The Edge on Wednesday the 8th November. 

2023 ALIA QLD Mini Conference Theme is Transformers. 

More info on ALIA QLD Mini Conference

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.

RSVP for ALIA VIC on The Subject of Subject Headings Event!

RSVP Date: 20th October

Join ALIA Vic and guest panelist Clare O’Hanlon (Homosaurus Vocabulary Site), Renate Beilharz (Schools Catalogue Information Service) aka SCIS, Dorie Kurtz (Cataloguing Policy Specialist at the Library of Congress) and Anthony McLaughlin (Assistant Director, Descriptive Metadata and Cataloguing, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Tores Strait Islander Studies, AusLang Group aka AIATIS AusLang Group.

Date: Sunday, 22nd October

Time: 2:00 PM – 4: 00 PM (AEST)

Location: PMI Victorian Heritage Library 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, Victoria 3181 

Cost: FREE Event

ALIA CPD Scheme Hours: 2 

Can’t attend in person?

Steaming via ALIA Vic YouTube channel.

More Info via ALIA Event Listing page

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 sngg Microsoft 365 Teams group via our SNGG page.


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