Alycia Bailey

Alycia has been a librarian for 12 years, working in TAFE, public, school, and academic libraries teaching young people information literacy skills by inviting them to be joyfully curious. Most recently, Alycia has been managing the Student Learning Hub at the University of Technology Sydney, a Library-based project to improve the experience of students through peer-to-peer support, centralising student enquiries, building digital capabilities, and creating a student community hub in the heart of campus. Alycia is passionate about co-designing services with clients and getting to the heart of big problems. In 2011, Alycia co-facilitated a full-day professional development workshop for NSW public librarians to explore the potential of tabletop role-playing games to build communities, and develop literacy and numeracy skills in young people. In 2013 they co-wrote ‘Tabletop Role-Playing Games’ in Teen games rule: A librarian's guide to platforms and programs, J. Scordato and E. Forsyth (Eds).   Alycia presented with her team at NLS8 on student engagement and outreach in academic libraries. They also presented at GLAMSLAM in 2018 and ALIA Information Online 2019 on their work developing UTS Library's Tinker Kits collection and a suite of open educational resources to support them.