What's on

Corporate Headshots

Wednesday 18 May 2022, 12pm to 2pm, Networking area

All professionals need a great corporate headshot. Even if it is just for your LinkedIn profile a professional headshot creates the image of yourself that you want to portray to colleagues, your employer and your prospective employers! National 2022 offers ALIA members the chance to have a headshot taken by a professional photographer that you can then use for your resume, your online presence or even your next ALIA conference speakers profile. The best part is that you don’t need to leave the conference venue and it is completely free of charge.

Limited opportunities are available and will be offered to the first registered delegates to take up the offer.

Conference yoga

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 7:30am to 8:15am

Need a break from conference sessions? Start your day with a energising yoga class. Don't forget your towel and water bottle! Sessions are limited so head to the Peter Pal Library Supplier booth 23 for information on joining the class.

Proudly sponsored by Peter Pal Library Supplier

Relaxation station

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, meal breaks, Booth 62

Visit ALS Library Services in booth 62 and receive a ticket to a massage at the relaxation station. Massage therapists will be on hand during breaks on all three days of the exhibition to refresh and energise you with a relaxing short neck, back and shoulder massage. Come on by and take some  time out for you!

Proudly sponsored by ALS Library Services

ALIA Mentoring Scheme meetup 

Are you currently a mentee or mentor in the ALIA Mentoring Scheme? Or perhaps you’re a past participant or are keen to join the scheme in the future? This is an opportunity to put faces to names and to connect with ALIA Members who are or have been part of the scheme. Find out about others mentoring experiences, share where you’re at and widen your network. Head over to the ALIA booth on Tuesday during morning tea to find out more.

Meet the JALIA editorial team

The Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA) is ALIA’s flagship journal, publishing original research papers, research-in-practice papers, information-in-practice papers, and book reviews, all designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the library and information world.  Are you interested in learning more about, or writing for,  JALIA? Come along to the ALIA stand in the conference exhibition between 12noon and 2pm on Wednesday 18 May 2022. 

ALIA Rainbow meeting

ALIA Rainbow facilitate networking, support, professional development and resources for LGBTQI+ library people and allies. Come along and say Hi to the ALIA Rainbow group on Wednesday 18 May 2022, 12:15pm at the meeting room.

The Scavenger Hunt Game

ALIA have been busy crafting a gamification experience for ALIA National 2022. Be prepared and download the conference mobile app to play the Scavenger Hunt Game.
Scout for clues, accumulate points, earn badges, discover infinite possibilities, and win prizes! Visit us at the ALIA Booth to find out more. Competition closes at 2pm on Thursday 19 May 2022

How to play

You need the game app to participate in the competition.

1. Download the Eventzee app.

Link on the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1485048557 

Link on the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.freezetag.eventzee 

2. Create an Eventzee account by entering an email address, password and username.

3. Enter the Event Code ALIANATIONAL2022. 

• Complete the challenges listed under My Profile to play. This is a photo game, so get the camera on your mobile device ready!
• Earn badges by completing all the challenges within it.
• Watch the leader board to see how you’re performing against
the competition.
• Win prizes!


- Spark! Discovery box, plus books (Little Bang Book of Discovery, Big Bang Book of Science). Donated by Children's Discovery 

- Bluetooth headphones. Donated by Gale, part of the Cengage Group.

- Royal Doulton Decanter set. Donated by Bibliotheca.

- $100 Amazon eGift card. Donated by IOP Publishing.

- 10 x DVD pack plus a movie themed merchandise pack. Donated by All Access.

- One copy of The Human Rights Game published by The Brainary.

- Apple Airpods. Donated by Steamatic

- "Flight of the Budgerigar an Illustrated History by Penny Olsen
. Donated by Trove

- Two books donated by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation:(1) Build Your Library - Graphic Novels 

(2) Build Your Library - Japarrika Series

- Audio Books donated by Bolinda.

- Donated by the National Library of Australia: Flight of the Budgerigar an Illustrated History by Penny Olsen
Mountains Over Australia’s Blue Horizon by Alasdair McGregor
Spirit of the Garden by Trisha Dixon

- Bottle of Veuve Clinquot

- 5 Monash University sustainable bamboo Keep Cups. Donated by Monash University Library

- 2 sets of In the National Interest books donated by Monash University Library

National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Showcase

in partnership with the ACT Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia

Tuesday 17 May 

4:30-5:40pm OR 5:10-6:30pm

The Hub, University of Canberra, Kirinari Street Bruce ACT

Registrations close 15 May or when session reaches capacity.

Numbers in each session strictly limited due to University COVID restrictions, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The  National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc (NCACL) has a comprehensive collection of material about Australian children’s literature. The collection includes books, artwork, ephemera and author and illustrator research files. 

Now valued at over ten million dollars, the collection includes over 46,000 books.  Some 4,300 of these books are in overseas translations in 66 languages.

Come along while you’re in Canberra to see a special showcase of its precious treasures, and learn how the NCACL volunteers manage such an important Australian cultural and literary resource.

Refreshments will be provided on arrival.

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Canberra requires that all visitors to its campus must be fully vaccinated. 

Learn more about NCACL and its work here:  https://www.ncacl.org.au

Registration link for SESSION ONE - commencing 4:30pm

Registration link for SESSION TWO - commencing 5:10pm

Advocacy Summit 2022

The Australian School Libraries Advocacy Summit will be held on 14 May 2022. This hybrid summit will be held in Canberra and live streamed to participants around Australia.  The word ‘advocacy’ may mean different things to different people. The purpose of out Advocacy Summit is to unpack the idea of advocacy in the context of school libraries, as well as provide inspiration and ideas for school library staff to implement in their individual settings. Your delegate ticket includes a free ticket for your principal or school leader to attend with you, and also entitles you to one free ASLA webinar. For delegates who are able to join us in Canberra, there will be the opportunity to network face to face with colleagues. 

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