ALIA in New South Wales


Your ALIA NSW State Manager 

Hello New South Wales, I'm Sally Turbitt your NSW State Manager. 

I'm here to support NSW Members and Groups and would love to hear your thoughts on PD activities, local events, collaborations and networking opportunities in our state. 

Please get get in touch if you'd like to discuss NSW events, Groups or networking opportunities.

You can contact me via

m. 0432 433 300


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Here's a video message from Sally, for NSW ALIA Groups.


ALIA Groups in NSW

ALIA has a number of ALIA Groups in NSW – in Sydney and in the regional areas of Newcastle and the Far North Coast.

  • ALIA Sydney
    presents a selection of formal and information events to encourage discussion and critical engagement and create networking opportunities across the library and information sector in Sydney and beyond.

  • ALIA NSW Library Technicians

    promotes library technicians to the wider ALIA membership, provides a range of professional development activities, represents library technician interests on relevant issues, and promotes and supports national library technician initiatives.

  • ALIA Children's and Youth Services 
    promotes library services to children and youth, highlighting children's literature and fostering professional development of members. It co-ordinates the national ALIA awards for children's librarians, promotes children's librarianship within the profession, and encourages networking and communication between members. 
    The ALIA Children's and Youth Services are the administrators for the Nancy Booker Honour Lecture, Marjorie Cotton and The Bess Thomas awards.ALIA Hunter 

  • The ALIA Hunter group promotes professional development and provides a social network for library-minded folk in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter area. The group meets monthly to organise events, discuss library-related topics, and support our colleagues in their professional endeavours.

  • ALIA LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive)
    fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests. As a community of practice, LARK participates in other forms of research support organised by
     ALIA .

  • ALIA SNGG - NSW Regional Coordinators
    The ALIA Student and New Graduates Group provides a forum for new graduates to communicate and socialise with colleagues and build relationships and networks within the profession. The NSW regional coordinators are:
    Angela Bagaric
    Melissa Buckman
    Veronica Fitzpatrick
    They may be contacted via email

Join NSW Elists 

Check the Elist page for national and special interest elists.

Upcoming Events

Event Date(s) Location
ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference Mon, 11/02/2019 (All day) to Fri, 15/02/2019 (All day) NSW
ALIA National 2020 Conference Mon, 04/05/2020 (All day) to Thu, 07/05/2020 (All day) NSW


Check the full ALIA calendar for details of ALIA events around Australia here.

Institutions offering ALIA Accredited Courses 

A full list of ALIA accredited courses is available here.