ALIA in South Australia

Emily Wilson is your ALIA SA State Manager. 

Emily Wilson is an enthusiastic library and information professional with a decade of experience in State and Public libraries in South Australia and New South Wales. She is committed to libraries and the library profession.

This is an exciting time to be a member of ALIA in South Australia and as your ALIA SA State Manager, Emily is your local ALIA support. If you have anything you want to discuss or share that is library and information sector related, or if you are interested in building your networks and developing professionally please get in touch.

Consider joining a group to get together with fellow ALIA members to run events, tours, network in-person or via social media, write articles etc. – there are some great opportunities and endless possibilities!

Or join the elist ALIASA. You can post queries, events, LIS information and have discussions and input from your fellow ALIA members.

You can contact Emily by email, phone 0415 978 506 , or Twitter @EmmyMBWilson

Groups in SA 

The ALIA SA Group is a newly-revived, cross-sectoral group for all information professionals and GLAM members in South Australia. It is a forum for members to discuss events, take part in professional development activities and network with like-minded people within the state and regional areas close to the border.


The ALIA Specials SA Group provides professional development and networking opportunities to professionals and students in special libraries in South Australia. It fosters the exchange of ideas among special libraries, and with those working in allied professional fields of information services.


ALIA also has a number of National Groups.


Are you a student or new graduate?

If you are a student or if you graduated in the last couple of years why not join the Students and New Graduates (SNG) community? The ALIA SNG Group facilitate networking for the new generation of library professionals, provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to new professionals, organise meetings and training specifically relevant to students and new graduates and facilitate the introduction of new graduates into the wider ALIA community. For more information get in touch with our SNG SA Regional Coordinator, Anna Kovac!


Upcoming events

Event Date(s) Location
Library and Information Week
Mon, 22/05/2017 (All day) to Sun, 28/05/2017 (All day)
National Simultaneous Storytime Wed, 24/05/2017 (All day) National
HLA Workshop: ANDS 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things (Brisbane) Wed, 31/05/2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm
HLA Workshop: ANDS 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things (Melbourne) Tue, 13/06/2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm
ALIA Board Meeting Mon, 03/07/2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm


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


In South Australia, there are a number of free online mailing lists called 'elists' you can join to keep abreast of LIS events in the state.

These include ALIASA the main SA ALIA elist. The other SA elists include:

  • aliaLIBTECSA - ALIA South Australian Library Technicians Group elist
  • aliaSASPEC – ALIA South Australian Special Libraries

Check the Elist page for national and special interest elists.

Institutions offering ALIA Accredited Courses 

A full list of ALIA accredited courses is available here.