ALIA in the Northern Territory

New to town? Or you've decided to make the most of your ALIA membership, but not sure where to start?  Please get in contact with us! We're happy to get you connected to local people and ALIA resources to help you grow and develop as an NT information professional. If you need any type of professional help or information, we're here to help.

We would like to say a big thank you to Jayshree Mamtora for her service to ALIA as Northern Territory Manager for over 10 years. Jayshree initiated the Top End Symposium and Top End Awards and has been a tremendous asset to the Association and our Members in the Territory.

ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher was recently in Darwin (2-4 April 2019), and Kate Bunker will be visiting again in the second half of the year. Please get in touch if you would like to meet up, if you have a story to share in ALIA Weekly or INCITE magazine.  We look forward to seeing you at an NT ALIA event soon.

The 10th ALIA Top End Symposium October 2018


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Bursary for NT ALIA Member

You can apply for a grant of $1500 to attend the New Librarians' Symposium (NLS9) in Adelaide, from 5-7 July.  To apply, email saying how attending NLS9 will enhance your career development and attach a letter from your employer supporting your application.  Applications close on 30 April, 2019.
Got a question?
The team at ALIA House are here to help you. Contact us here.  

Groups in NT

ALIA has a vibrant membership in the NT.

ALIA Top End provides professional development activities, supports isolated and remote members to attend local professional development activities and relevant interstate and international professional activities. Promotes excellence in delivery of library and information services. Planned activities include professional development activities, workshops and talks. The group covers the Top End, including Katherine, but anyone is welcome to attend meetings and events.

The Red Centre Group of ALIA provides communication and networking, professional development and mentoring of members and promotion of libraries. The area covered is from Yulara to Alice Springs and Tennant Creek as well as remote community libraries.

ALIA also has a number of National Groups


Check the Elist page for national and special interest elists. You can find links to social media and blogs for each of the groups by following the link to their pages. 


Major events in 2018

Upcoming events 

Event Date(s) Location
ALIA RAIS and RMIT Library - Open Publishing webinars Tue, 22/10/2019 - 1:00pm Online
Library Lovers' Day 2020 Fri, 14/02/2020 (All day) National
Library and Information Week 2020 Mon, 25/05/2020 - 8:00am to Sun, 31/05/2020 - 9:00pm National
ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2020 Wed, 27/05/2020 (All day) National


Check the full ALIA events calendar for details other events nationally and internationally here.


Institutions offering ALIA Accredited Courses 

A full list of ALIA accredited courses is available here.


Jayshree Mamtora administers the ALIA NT Recognition Award.