ALIAWest First Meeting

ALIAWest’s first meeting for 2017 will be held Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 6.00-7.00 pm at SLWA.

Kym Andrews and the ALIAWest Committee invite you to attend and contribute to the planning of a wide range of interesting events for the Western Australia’s library and information community.

For more information about the ALIAWest Committee, see the Biblia blog. Please feel free to contact ALIAWest via aliainwa@gmail.com

When: 1 February 2017 6-7pm

Meet up at the Movies with WA New Grads groups

We invite all WA library/records/archives/info-inclined folk to come along to celebrate the end of another fabulous year with the WA ALIA & RIMPA Students and New Grads and the Curtin DIS Alumni.

We'll be celebrating in (cultural) style by starting the night with a movie screening of 'Queen of Katwe' at the Windsor Cinemas in Nedlands, before heading to the Captain Stirling Hotel for post-movie dinner and drinks. Come along for the whole night, or whichever part tickles your fancy. Bring your friends, or come solo (we're all super friendly, we promise!)

ALIA WALT Group End of year Christmas lunch

Join the ALIA WA Library Technicians Group in the festivities at our end of year lunch.
Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the end of the year 2016

Date/Time: Sunday 11th December, 12:30pm

Venue: Three coins Italian restaurant - 2/776 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050

Cost: Meal and drinks at your own expense

RSVPs: Click on the google form to reserve your seat by Monday 5th of December

ALIA ARL event: Creating Impact in Library Spaces and End of Year Celebration

We hope you can join the ALIA ARL Committee for our final event of 2016.


We are pleased to offer an exciting panel with a range of perspectives on designing for, and engaging through, high impact library spaces. There will be an option to tour the recently refurbished UWA Reid Library collaborative zone prior to the panel discussion. We’ll also be celebrating a successful year for the ALIA ARL Committee over Christmas drinks and nibbles.


Wednesday 30th November 2016

Reid Library, University of Western Australia

WA welcomes ALIA CEO

ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher will be visiting Perth for the Relevance 2020 ​LIS ​research event next week, and to welcome her to our beautiful city ALIAWest is inviting all WA ALIA members to an informal networking evening at one of Perth's most iconic pubs, The Brass Monkey.


Join us for a casual catch up at The Brass Monkey, corner of James and William Streets in Northbridge, next Thursday 27th October from 6pm. As this is an informal, pay your own way networking event, no RSVP is required. 


Great Library Quiz 2016

Do you enjoy proving how many random factoids you know? Do you like supporting
great causes?

This quiz is the end of year event for ALIAWest and is also supported by the State Library. Funds raised will be split between the Kay Poustie Scholarship and the Sharr Award Fund. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends in the profession and make new ones. Better yet, there will be prizes to be won. 

Get a table together, bring some food and beer/wine/soft drinks and put your thinking caps on. 

May the best and brightest team win!

ALIAWest Report Back meeting

Missed out on this year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Ohio or the ALIA National Conference in Adelaide or ALIA WA Symposium?  Or want to know more about the Kay Poustie Scholarship 2016 winner? Or you just want to find out more about the ALIAWest Committee in general; then this meeting is for YOU!

Come along and listen to excellent feedback from some of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress attendees including, ALIA WA Symposium and ALIA National Conference.  



ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Perth)

ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

ALIA WALTG Annual General meeting

ALIA WA Library Technicians' Group will be holding its Annual General Meeting


Thursday August 11, 2016


The Kimberley Room at the SLWA

5.30 pm for 6pm start


Everyone is invited to attend our AGM for 2016. All positions will be vacated, please consider nominating for a position if you would like to get involved in the group and its activities.


Positions : Convenor, Deputy Convenor, Secretary, Treasurer & Publicity Officer and general committee members



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