Keeping you connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
We'll update this page regularly with links to resources and activities to help you remain connected during the next few months.
ALIA Chats - Friday 'after work drinks', virtually...
Grab whatever beverage you'd like at 5pm and join some ALIA staff and other ALIA Members from across Australia for a casual chat. Share what you've been up to at work, or at home. Ask for advice, or check in with your peers about how everyone is approaching library and information provision during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And how are you going personally? Anything you've found that has helped you or your family during this time? What's making it easier for you? Maybe you're feeling philosophical about the changes this time will bring to information services in the long term - what's your prediction?
Time: every Friday 5pm AEST for at least 40 minutes - sometimes we add several extra sessions to account for people's availability, and a 7pm AEST session for our WA friends.
LINK: A Zoom link will be emailed each Thursday to ALIA Members.
ALIA NSW Members
For ALIA NSW Members, Thursday 6 August, at 7:30 pm AEST, an opportunity to catch up with Rob Thomson, ALIA NSW State Manager and talk about how you, and your library are doing, planning and travelling.
ALIA NSW Members will be emailed the Zoom details on Monday 3 August, if you wish to attend and do not receive this email please contact email@example.com.
We've created a few background images for you to have fun with in your next Zoom meeting - now it doesn't matter how messy your room is!
The ALIA Vic Group invites you to join them online for a physically distant, socially connected chat and trivia!
50 questions, hand picked by the ALIA Vic secretary specifically for library people, arranged into 10 sets according to Dewey Decimal category.
Hosted on Discord.
Next up: August Company
Saturday 15 August
James Nicholson, ALIA's QLD State Manager, is hosting an online trivia night - and not just for QLDers!
Tuesday 11 August 6pm AEST
Theme : Book - Film Crossovers
Quizmaster : Tony C!
Join us, and dazzle everyone with your obscure knowledge of film/book facts... Or just have a laugh and some fun!
This will be based on a an honesty system of scoring and for individuals rather than teams.
Meeting ID: 852 5183 3990
ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics Group is joining the American Library Association's GNCRT in an online initiative that will spotlight online comic reading and recommendations, resources and toolkits, and other #libcomix content virtually through #LibComixOnline.
- Compiling and sharing comics-related resources for everyone who's staying at home (printables, learning activities, etc)
- Recorded interviews and creator meet ups with some of their favourite Australian creators
- Webinars for librarians on different aspects of comics librarianship
- Live drawing parties online
Find out more HERE.
SNGG Book Club
The brand new ALIA SNGG Book Club is for studying, new, and existing Biblarians (ie. librarians who love to read!)
The club will be reading a new book and hosting a guided discussion every 2 months, and the SNGG would love you to get involved by joining their group, suggesting book titles and voting to decide which books will be read.
Find out more on the SNGG Book Club Facebook Group page HERE.
ALIA Jigsaw Puzzles While You're at Home
Fill in the time with these free downloadable jigsaw puzzles.
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This page is accurate as of 3 August and will be updated as needed