Tuesday, 24 April 2018



Who: You! Teams of up to 8 people encouraged to book, or just grab a ticket and join in on the night. 

What: Tickets $25 and include a glass of wine on arrival BOOK NOW

Where: Alliance Francaise : 257 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000

When: 6.30pm. This event will run for up to 2 hours, including team set up, rules and discussion afterwards

Why: Mystery Box activities are getting more and more popular in Libraries around the world. Come and experience it for yourself and get ideas about how you could use this program in your Library.

This particular Mystery Box involves the haunting of one of Sydney's oldest houses. The lights will be off and the race against the clock will be on!


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

18th May: Sydney Mystery Box Event

Teams of 8 are encouraged but everyone is welcome.

Alliance Francaise : 257 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

ALIA Sydney social event - Tuesday 13 February 2018

It's our first event of the year!

Come along and say hello and have a chat to the ALIA Sydney committee.
We have some shining new faces joining us in 2018 and we will also be welcoming Sally Turbitt as NSW State Manager.

We'll be there from 6pm onwards at the Edition Bookbar, and there's even be a special ALIA Sydney cocktail on the menu that night.

Please RSVP to Lauren at aliasydneygroup@gmail.com if you're coming along and we all look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Interested in joining the ALIA Sydney Committee for 2018?

ALIA Sydney is calling out for new members for 2018.

ALIA Sydney is currently looking for new committee members to join our team. On this Committee you will have the chance to develop skills in event and project management, and make vital professional connections -- plus you can have a lot of fun along the way! Because we cover a geographical area rather than a particular industry sector, our Committee works best when we have representation from many different organisations, and members in different stages of their career. Positions include Co-Ordinator, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Media Officer, and Event Officer. We welcome EOIs from all corners of the industry, including students.

ALIA Sydney presents a selection of formal and informal professional development events to encourage discussion and critical engagement, and create networking opportunities across the library and information sector in Sydney and beyond. The ALIA Sydney committee is a group of vibrant and committed volunteers who make it all happen. We are looking forward to a much more active 2018 and would like to at least double our Committee size.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be received by COB Thursday 30 November 2017 . EOIs should briefly introduce yourself and why you are interested in joining the Committee. All EOIs and any questions should be directed to the current ALIA Sydney Co-Ordinator, Lauren Castan at aliasydneygroup@gmail.com

The interested person should:

·         Be, or be willing to become, a current member of ALIA.
·         Have an active interest in professional development with the Library & Information Sector.
·         Maintain an active awareness of new issues and developments within the sector. 
·         Have strong communication and collaboration skills.
.     Be able to assist with the organisation and running of some events each year.
.     Attend regular meetings with the Committee. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Special Collections and Rare Book Forum

Interested in special collections?  Reserve your place at this event.

This forum aims to explore the challenges and opportunities of working with special collections including rare books, manuscripts, pictorial collections,  and maps .
The forum will include an overview of formal and informal learning opportunities.
It will also highlight the passion and real life experience of some of our most experienced special collections librarians.
This is your opportunity to explore an aspect of librarianship which  specializes in the unique, rare, and historically significant holdings of a library: to collect, describe, preserve, interpret, exhibit and promote these collections.   
COST: $40 for ALIA members and SLNSW Friends members
           $50 for non-members

ALIA Partner Event
Monday 09 October 2017 9:00am to 4:30pm
Contact details
Maggie Patton maggie.patton@sl.nsw.gov.au

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Sydney CSU Meet Up 30th August 2017

The Charles Sturt University study tours are in town again, providing an opportunity for CSU students, staff and alumni to meet and catch up face to face.  This August, ALIA Students and New Graduates Group NSW and ALIA Sydney are co-hosting a social event for CSU students, and everyone's invited!

When: Wednesday 30th August 2017 from 5pm
Where: The Emporium, 51 Phillip Street, Parramatta
What: Join CSU students, staff and alumni for a coffee, drink or light meal.
RSVP & enquiries: Angela Bagaric alia.sngg.nsw@gmail.com

Friday, 28 July 2017

ALIA Sydney Event - Focus On Indigenous Services

 Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day on 6th September, then follow up with this event aimed at helping you to find out what resources are available for your metropolitan indigenous community, how these resources are being used and developed,  and how to improve your welcome for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders all year round.

  Join us at this event on September 7th, at 6pm, in the Theatrette, Waverley Library. ALIA Sydney is delighted to present an evening with two wonderful speakers on Indigenous services, and at the same time collect money for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

 Kirsten Thorpe from the Indigenous Services Unit at the State Library of New South Wales will showcase some of the work that unit does, in particular highlighting the digital resources that are available for you to use or download and improve your welcome for the indigenous community. For more information visit their website http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about-library-services/indigenous-services

 Svetlana Paul is the Teacher Librarian for Gawura School, a K-6 school in its own right, co-located with St Andrews Cathedral School in the heart of Sydney, serving indigenous students from the inner city areas of Sydney. Gawura school is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. For more information about the school, visit the website http://www.gawura.nsw.edu.au

Our thanks go to Waverley Library for generously hosting this event. The Library is located at 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction, just a short walk from Bondi Junction railway station. Parking is available under the library, entrance via Ebley Street, and is free for two hours with validation from the machine inside the library.

 Please RSVP to aliasydneygroup@gmail.com so that we can judge numbers. We ask for a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation from all attendees.

We look forward to meeting you there.