Thursday, 27 November 2014

ALIA 25 year award presentation wrap up

Across the country, ALIA has been recognising the long and devoted service of its members.
Last Wednesday, ALIA celebrated its New South Wales members at an awards presentation at the State Library of NSW.

More than 60 individuals received gold or red pins to signify more than 25 years of ALIA membership.

You can read more about the incredible contributions to the profession made by award recipients at this ALIA news piece.


Monday, 24 November 2014

Australian Heritage Hotel Wrap Up

Friday the 21st of November was the last ALIA Sydney Meet-Up for the year held at the Australian Heritage Hotel in the Rocks. It was a fantastic evening with great food, drinks and fabulous company.

Former ALAIA NSW State Manager Julia Garnett was in attendance, giving us the opportunity to congratulate her on her new status as an Australian Citizen (which she gained during the 65th Anniversary of Australian Citizenship ).

LIS professionals from a variety of sectors and organisations attended ensuring the conversations were interesting and lively.
The discussions covered advances in  library management systems such as Alma and the upcoming  Professional development opportunities including Wikipedia & Australian Libraries and next year’s conference schedule of ALIA information Online , New Librarians Symposium and The ALIA National Library & information Technicians’ Symposium.
Thank you to all that attended!
If you were unable to attend you still have one more chance to catch up with the ALIA Sydney group and other LIS Professionals at our last event of the year the ALIA Sydney Picnic! 29th November.
We look forward to seeing you there this Saturday.

Tracey McDonald
ALIA Sydney

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ALIA Sydney Picnic! 29th November

The ALIA Sydney group invites you, your friends and family to join us out in the sunshine for an end of year picnic at Darling Quarter.

Please come along and relax, unwind, meet new people, catch up with old friends, and share your stories from 2014.

Darling Quarter offers lots to eat, see and do. The precinct will play host to Santa Fest where all things Santa and Christmas come to darling Harbour. Head on over to their website for more information on the area.

As an added bonus there will be a family Christmas movie at 5:30 pm and Fireworks at 9:00 pm. For more details about Santa Fest see

Where: On the Community Green, near the Pump station and the Water works.
When: Saturday, 29th November, from 12 p.m.
What to bring: Food and drink or buy something from the many restaurants close by, a rug to sit on, hats, sunscreen and change of clothes for the kids (as there is water play).
Parking: Wilson Parking Darling Quarter 1-11 Harbour Street, Sydney  has weekend parking for $13.00
RSVP: to give us some idea of numbers, or just turn up on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate 2014 coming to a close. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Meet-Up Drinks : November 21

ALIA Sydney will be having a final Meet-Up for the year at the Australian Heritage Hotel in the Rocks on 21 November. The evening is great opportunity for everyone to chat with fellow LIS professionals. ALIA Sydney committee members who attended ALIA National 2014 Conference and Hallowed Ground will be there, so come and pick their brains over a bevy!


Friday 21 November from 6.30pm
The Australian Heritage Hotel
100 Cumberland St, The Rocks