ALIA in Queensland

Your ALIA QLD State Manager 

My name is James Nicholson and I am your Queensland State Manager for ALIA. 

I currently work in a large public library system north of Brisbane.  However, I have just moved from an academic library where I worked in scholarly publishing. Join this with my connections through our members, groups, and committees working in special, law and other library types, and it’s safe to say I love to chat about any library stream!

After being in this role of a couple of years now I have had the privilege of meeting many of our members across Queensland.  They work in all library types and at all levels. This is one of the core functions of my role as State Manager, to connect you to each other. If you have a problem I can guarantee there is another person thinking the same thing or that has recently gone through a similar situation. So, get in touch and lets network across our State to make ALIA in QLD as strong as possible.

This is important during these uncertain times, as is working on professional development.  I can help in this regard too. If you want to learn how to make the most from your membership, from having conversations about resumes, to seeking support in writing for Incite, informal conversations, to advice on hosting a webinar - whatever your query, do not be afraid to get in touch and let's see if we can’t pool resources and knowledge. That is one of the great things about being a part of ALIA, the strength we have as a network. 

Of course, there is also so much ALIA does on a national level too. I am more than happy to chat to you about the important work ALIA staff and representives do on behalf of the industry and why your membership is so important. Now more than ever!

I am here for our members and so should you have any queries, concerns, or comments please get in contact with me.  I love to bounce ideas, connect with people and have good conversation, so I very much look forward to meeting you.


m. 0404 485 970



Events in QLD

Event Date(s) Location
Professional Pathways - ALIA Town Hall meeting Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Online
Professional Pathways - ALIA Town Hall meeting Mon, 07/12/2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm Online
Professional pathways - ALIA Town Hall meeting Tue, 08/12/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Online
Professional Pathways - ALIA Town Hall meeting Fri, 11/12/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm Online
Professional Pathways - ALIA Town Hall meeting Thu, 17/12/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Online


Groups in QLD 

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

QLD sections of national Groups 

Local Elists 

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.