ALIA in Western Australia


Jessica Pietsch is your ALIA WA State Manager


Hello WA! My name is Jess Pietsch and I am your local ALIA contact. I love connecting people, information and ideas.


I do this through email, twitter, and linkedin, please get in touch with me! 


m. 0431 465 379



Groups in WA 

ALIA has a vibrant membership in WA with a number of enthusiastic and energetic groups.

There are also WA representatives from the following national ALIA groups

ALIA also has a number of National Groups

Local Elists

  • ALIAwest - the main LIS elists for WA 
  • WAIN (an elist managed by the Western Australian Information Network, not run by ALIA)

Check the Elist page for national and special interest elists.

Events in 2017

You are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of ALIA West and WALT. ALIAWest hold their meetings at SLWA on the first Wednesday of each month, so please contact if you would like to attend. As WALT vary their dates and venues, keep an eye on WAIN for details.

Upcoming Events

Event Date(s)
Start Social: Build your professional knowledge network with ALIA WA and RIMPA Thu, 23/02/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm
ALIAWest First Wednesday (March) Wed, 01/03/2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Library Leadership - A Celebration Fri, 19/05/2017 (All day)
Thu, 13/07/2017 (All day) to Fri, 14/07/2017 (All day)

For other group events in WA, please contact the following:

WA Academic and Research Libraries – Barbara Parnaby -

WA ALIA Retirees – Kerry Smith - Kerry Smith

WA New Grads – Tamara Capper -

Health Libraries Australia (WA) - Diana Blackwood -


Check the ALIA events calendar for event details and links to register.


Past Events

Read about previous successful events on ALIAWest’s BIBLIA blog spot and the WALT Facebook page!


Institutions offering ALIA Accredited Courses 

A full list of ALIA accredited courses is available here.