From the Regional Engagement Manager: November happenings – a Mini-Conference, Library awards, trivia and member meet-ups

After recently visiting ALIA Members in Melbourne, I’m writing this to you from beautiful Meanjin/Brisbane, where I’ve been connecting with ALIA Members at a Southbank dinner and attending the fantastic ALIA QLD Mini-Conference at the State Library of Queensland.

There was also occasion to celebrate 2 long-time Mentors in the ALIA Mentoring Scheme, with the presentation of ALIA Silver Pins. Congratulations Lisa Bateman and Sam Searle, and thank you for providing guidance and insight to up-and-coming library professionals. Silver Pins are awarded to ALIA Members who have made significant contributions to the Association over a number of years.

There are some fun opportunities for CDP, networking and socialising coming up this month. My highlights are below, with more on the events and training page.

Photo right: ALIA QLD member meet-up in Brisbane (clockwise from top) Tony Courtenay, Clare Thorpe, Lyndelle Gunton, Emily Wilson, Christopher Paroz, Kate Rowe, Lisa Bateman, Amy Walduck, Ashleigh Lowry, Jill Rogers, Sue Hutley, Cathie Warburton


South Australian Library & Information Awards Ceremony

14 November, 5:00pm - 7:00pm ACST

Tickets for the inaugural SALIAs are fully booked, but you can read about the inspiring work of the shortlisted nominees here. Keep on eye on ALIA's social media pages, or subscribe to ALIA News to hear about the winner.


The ALIA West Quiz Night

16 November, 6:00pm - 9:15pm AWST

Tickets for the ALIA West Quiz Night are now available. Secure your spot for a night of fun and trivia!  5 rounds, table quizzes, raffles, games. BYO food and drinks. Secure you spot now.


Canberra member meet-up, CDP & networking

21 November, 4:00pm - 7:30pm AEDT

    Stop 1: ACT Heritage Library Tour 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    Stop 2: Capital Brewing Co. Taproom 5:15pm – 7:30pm

Come to both stops, or select just one. Register your interest here.


ALIA Regional Groups have been busy updating their terms of reference and planning their 2024 events. To discover more about ALIA Groups and the ways they celebrate the local community head to the Groups and Committees section of the ALIA website.

Emily Wilson 
Regional Engagement Manager