ALIA in New South Wales


Diana Richards is your ALIA NSW State Manager 

As your ALIA NSW State Manager I am your local ALIA contact person and your link to the wider ALIA network. I work closely with the ALIA professional groups in NSW.

I encourage you to subscribe to the Group elists (see the links at the bottom of the page) and consider joining the elists on the ACT page as well.

I also list upcoming ALIA and partner events on this page for quick reference.

You can contact me by email and by phone 0414 510 606. 

ALIA Groups in NSW

ALIA has a number of ALIA Groups in NSW – in Sydney and in the regional areas of Newcastle and the Far North Coast.

  • ALIA Sydney
    presents a selection of formal and information events to encourage discussion and critical engagement and create networking opportunities across the library and information sector in Sydney and beyond.

  • ALIA NSW Library Technicians

    promotes library technicians to the wider ALIA membership, provides a range of professional development activities, represents library technician interests on relevant issues, and promotes and supports national library technician initiatives.

  • ALIA Children's and Youth Services 
    promotes library services to children and youth, highlighting children's literature and fostering professional development of members. It co-ordinates the national ALIA awards for children's librarians, promotes children's librarianship within the profession, and encourages networking and communication between members. 
    The ALIA Children's and Youth Services are the administrators for the Nancy Booker Honour Lecture, Marjorie Cotton and The Bess Thomas awards.

  • ALIA Far North Coast Regional Group 
    ALIA Far North Coast Regional Group communicates via their elist, aliaNSWFNC.

  • ALIA Hunter 
    The ALIA Hunter group promotes professional development and provides a social network for library-minded folk in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter area. The group meets monthly to organise events, discuss library-related topics, and support our colleagues in their professional endeavours.

  • ALIA LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive)
    fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests. As a community of practice, LARK participates in other forms of research support organised by
     ALIA .

  • ALIA SNGG - NSW Regional Coordinators
    The ALIA Student and New Graduates Group provides a forum for new graduates to communicate and socialise with colleagues and build relationships and networks within the profession. The NSW regional coordinators are:
    Angela Bagaric
    Melissa Buckman
    Veronica Fitzpatrick
    They may be contacted via email

Join NSW Elists 

Check the Elist page for national and special interest elists.

Upcoming Events

Event Date(s) Location
ALIA NSW LT Group Xmas Dinner Fri, 24/11/2017 - 6:00pm NSW
ALIA Hunter 2017 Unconference Sat, 02/12/2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm NSW
ALIA Rare Books & Special Collections - a perspective from The Senate House Library University of London Thu, 14/12/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm NSW
ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference Mon, 11/02/2019 (All day) to Fri, 15/02/2019 (All day) NSW


Check the full ALIA calendar for details of ALIA events around Australia here.

Institutions offering ALIA Accredited Courses 

A full list of ALIA accredited courses is available here.