ALIA Connects

Keeping you connected during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We'll update this page regularly with links to resources and activities to help you remain connected during the pandemic.

ALIA Chats 'After work drinks'


#AusLibChat is an ongoing Australian and New Zealand centred professional discussion on Twitter for library and information services students and professionals. It is proudly presented by the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC), and during the next few months will be a particularly useful way of connecting and sharing with other library and information professionals.

#AusLibChat is currently held 9pm AEDT first Tuesday of the month.

ALIAVic Online trivia 

ALIAVic Online Trivia is back for 2021! The next trivia night is on 11 July 2021.


ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics Group is joining the American Library Association's GNCRT in an online initiative that will spotlight online comic reading and recommendations, resources and toolkits, and other #libcomix content virtually through #LibComixOnline.

They will share the content from GNCRT, but will also create some content of their own and, even better, some content in collaboration with them!

SNGG Book Club

The brand new ALIA SNGG Book Club is for studying, new, and existing Biblarians (ie. librarians who love to read!)

The club will be reading a new book and hosting a guided discussion every 2 months, and the SNGG would love you to get involved by joining their group, suggesting book titles and voting to decide which books will be read.

Find out more on the SNGG Book Club Facebook Group page HERE.

ALIA Events

ALIA Members can register for the following events:

  • INCITE in Conversation: Acknowledging, valuing and making space for diversity in LIS education on 8 July 2021. 
  • Information Online In-Depth virtual conference. The topic is Digital Rights and will feature talks from industry leaders. The event takes place on 14 July 2021.
  • ALIA Virtual Showcase with the Google Chrome Enterprise Team on 28 July 2021.
  • National Library and Information Technicians' Online Symposium 2021 on 28-29 October 2021.
ALIA Jigsaw Puzzles

Fill in the time with these free downloadable jigsaw puzzles.

Zoom Backgrounds

We've created a few background images for you to have fun with in your next Zoom meeting - now it doesn't matter how messy your room is!

Down Under | Afterwork Drinks | Down at the Beach | Stacked Shelves  | Old Library | Outer Space 

This page is accurate as of 2 July 2021 and will be updated as needed