ALIA in the Northern Territory

Jayshree Mamtora is your ALIA NT Manager. 

Jayshree Mamtora has extensive professional experience of working in academic libraries in the UK, the South Pacific and Australia. She is committed to libraries and the library profession. She has served the library community in various capacities including as Convenor of both the Fiji Library Association, and the ALIA Top End Group.
She initiated the ALIA Top End Symposium in the NT in 2003, which is the highlight of the ALIA NT PD calendar; and established the ALIA NT Recognition Award in 2010.
Jayshree was the Program Chair for the ALIA Biennial Conference, held in Alice Springs in 2008.
Internationally,  Jayshree is an advisor to the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Standing Committee on Asia and Oceania (RSCAO), and the Information Coordinator for the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries section.

You can contact Jayshree by email and by phone 0416 366 634

Groups in NT

ALIA has a vibrant membership in the NT.

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

  • ALIA Top End Symposium
  • ALIA NT Recognition Award Night
  • Library and Information Week
  • Library Lover's Day celebrations
  • ALIA Top End garden party
  • Silver Pin presentations
  • 25, 30, 50 year Membership Pin celebrations
  • ALIA Leadership and Innovation Forum

Upcoming events 

Event Date(s) Location
Library Lovers' Day 2019 Thu, 14/02/2019 (All day) National
Library Design Awards Conference: "A World of Ideas" Thu, 14/03/2019 (All day) National
National Simultaneous Storytime 2019 Wed, 22/05/2019 - 11:00am National
Libraries celebrate Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea Thu, 23/05/2019 - 9:00am National
ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 Fri, 05/07/2019 - 9:00am to Sun, 07/07/2019 - 5:00pm 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 administers the ALIA NT Recognition Award.