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

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

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

 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

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 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.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Update: Venue change for ALIA Sydney drinks with Chris Bourg 4th July

Please join ALIA Sydney for drinks and a catch up, meet fellow library professionals and make new friends. 

Chris Bourg is in town, so come along and say hi on the 4th of July. Rhyming not intentional but hey! 

Everyone is welcome.

New venue: Corridor Bar, 153A King Street Newtown
When: Tuesday 4th July from 5pm
Contact: ALIA Sydney on Twitter @ALIASyd or facebook

Friday, 16 June 2017

International Librarians Network Sydney Event Thursday, 6th July 2017

Make time to come to the State Library of NSW on Thursday 6th of July to hear from the founders of the International Librarians Network about how they built this successful and well-loved program. Fresh from their keynote address at NLS8, this event begins at 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start.

RSVP to Diana Richards, ALIA NSW State Manager

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Leadership & Innovation Forum 8 June 2017

This is one of a series of special events that will be taking place around Australia, intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector.
Our expert panels will discuss:Innovation through Collaboration and Partnerships.
"Now that's Clever! "

Date: Thursday 8 June, 2017
Venue: State Library of New South Wales  Metcalfe Auditorium
Time: 5:30pm reception  6:00pm  – 7:30pm forum
Cost: ALIA members free; Non-members $30

MC: Vicki McDonald ALIA President

Jenna Bain Digital Projects Leader State Library of New South Wales

Megan O’Brien Assistant Manager Site Services University of Sydney
Elly Howse Senior Project Officer, Healthy Sydney University at University of Sydney
Liz Stokes Data Librarian University of Technology Sydney
Duncan Loxton Data Curator University of Technology Sydney
Kate Curr Manager Digital Strategy and Innovation State Library of New South Wales
Elisa Lee SLNSW DX LAB Fellowship recipient

State Library of New South Wales Metcalfe Auditorium
Macquarie Street
ALIA Event
Thursday 08 June 2017 5:30am to 7:30am
Contact details

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Info Online 2017: Meet The Locals!

Join ALIA Sydney and the NSW ALIA Students and New Graduates Group for pre-conference drinks and conversation. Come meet our local library professionals and make new friends.  Non-conference attendees and students welcome!

Where: Verge Bar, ArtHouse Hotel, 275 Pitt Street, Sydney
When: Monday 13th February from 6:30pm

Contact: ALIA Sydney on Twitter @ALIASyd or