ALIA in the ACT


ALIA in the ACT

Contact Kirrin Sampson for further information about ALIA's activities in the ACT:

ph 02 6215 8222

Groups in the ACT 

ALIA has a strong membership in the ACT and due to the compact size of the Territory there is a strong affiliation between all ALIA Groups. There is also cross representation between the ALIA Groups and some specialist non-ALIA Groups (Australian Government Libraries Network (AGLIN); Australian Law Librarians Group ACT (ALLA) and the Canberra Library Tribe.


  • ACTive ALIA
    provides communication among library professionals from all library sectors, arranges professional development activities, promotes the role of libraries and ALIA membership. Events include annual forums in conjunction with AGLIN and ALIA URLs, social events and other networking opportunities
  • ALIA University and Research Libraries ACT 

    ALIA URLs provides networking and training opportunities for all levels of library staff interested in issues and trends affecting the development of university and research libraries. ALIA URLs aims to enhance inter-institutional information exchange within the region, and liaises with other relevant organisations. Planned activities include seminars, monthly meetings with guest speakers, and workshops on topics relevant to the sector.

  • ALIA Asia Pacific Special Interest Group

     is a national group based in the ACT that aims to lead efforts in identifying new sources of support for the development between information professionals in the region, through two-way co-operation. ALIA APSIG aims to provide a forum for members to discuss regional professional issues; host public talks relating to relevant issues; and produces a membership newsletter three times per year.

  • ALIA Students and New Graduates ACT (part of the national Group) The ACT has Regional Coordinators for the Student and New Grads National Group (SNGG):
    Jade Koekoe and Chris Sonneveld email: 

ALIA has a number of National Groups that you may be interested in joining. 

Local Elists 

Check the Elist page for national and special interest elists.

Events in the ACT 

Upcoming events 

10 February 2017: Library Lovers' Day BreakfastBookplate Café, National Library of Australia, 7:45 am.

1 March 2017: APSIG lunchtime talk, 12 noon to 1 pm, Conference Room, 4th floor, NLA. Speaker from Burma, Dr Thant Thaw Kaung on Burmese publishing. No bookings required. Free

29 March 2017: APSIG lunchtime talk, 12 noon – 1 pm, NLA Conference Room, 4th floor:  Andrew Gosling will give a talk on Sir Edmund Backhouse, sinologist and influential author shaping Western views of China in the 20th century.

23 – 25 June 2017: NLS8  DIY Library Career, National Library of Australia Canberra


Check the ALIA events calendar for details of ACT events here.


Institutions offering ALIA Accredited Courses 

A full list of ALIA accredited courses is available here.