Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Here it is again, the ALIA Hunter Unconference! 

This year's theme is domination! Let's help libraries take over the world! 

In true unconference style, we are allowing our attendees to submit their own topics for discussion - please register your attendance ASAP and submit your suggestions if you have any by following this linkAt the Unconference, we will also have speed networking sessions and are hosting guest speaker Vicki Picasso from University of Newcastle Library Services to say a little on the 23 Research Things project. 

We are asking all attendees to please bring along a little plate of nibbles if they can so that we don't expire from all the talking! :)  

Hope to see as many of you there as possible! 


Mel Duncan 
ALIA Hunter Group Convenor 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Next ALIA Hunter meeting

Hi everyone, it's that time again! The next ALIA Hunter meeting is taking place next Saturday 3rd September. We will be planning our yearly Unconference at this meeting, so let us know if you have any suggestions! Here's the full details: 

DATE & TIME: Saturday 3rd September, 3pm
LOCATION: Civic Digest, 375 Hunter St Newcastle (part of the Civic Theatre building)
RSVP: Please ASAP to
You can also find the event listing for this meeting on the ALIA website here.
This meeting has again been booked at Civic Digest, this time on a weekend, so that those of you that couldn't attend the previous (weekday) meeting have a chance to stick your nose in and say hello :)

Please RSVP as soon as you can directly to me at If you can't make the meeting, we'd still love to hear from you, and will happily take suggestions and comments along to the meeting.

Have a great day, everybody, and see you next week!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

The ALIA Hunter unconference is only 2 days away!

Our rough schedule for the day is below - bearing in mind that unconferences tend to run off on all sorts of tangents - and that's the idea :)

 9.30am    Arrival & registration
9.45am    Discuss topic options & set sessions
10.00am    1st session
10.30am    2nd session
11.00am    Lightning talk 1
11.30am    3rd session
12.00pm    Lunch
12.30pm    Speed conferencing
1.00pm    4th session
1.30pm    Wrap up & finish

Speed conferencing is something we are keen to try. But what is it?! Here's a little something we prepared earlier....

Need to ask something? Email me at
See you on Saturday!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ch Ch Changes unconference 14th March 2015

ALIA Hunter are holding their second unconference on Saturday 14th March at Wallsend library.

The theme is "Ch Ch Changes", reflecting the ever evolving nature of our industry.

What's an unconference you ask? Unlike a traditional conference where an agenda is set and the audience sit and listen, unconferences are driven by the attendees - they set the topics, and then share and discuss amongst the group. It is collaborative and inclusive, and a brilliant networking opportunity.

Best of all, the unconference is free for ALIA members and only $2 for non members. Bargain!

Click here for more information, and to register.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

ALIA Hunter is holding its first unconference!

Saturday 19th of October 2013

FREE for ALIA members, $2 for nonmembers.

Topics: that's the fun part! Attendees set the topic items for unconferences, so we will be deciding on the day. We have a few exciting lightning talks planned - details to follow!

Register to attend at:

Schedule information will be updated closer to the event.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Freedom to Read

An Exploration of Censorship Issues in Australia

Join us for an evening of readings from:

* Banned Books
* Prohibited Play
* Naughty Novels
* Proscribed Poetry

Where: Royal Exchange 32 Bolton Street, Newcastle

When: 7 pm, Monday 28th September 2009

Cost: $10 ALIA Members/Concession
$14 Non-members
Includes supper and wine

Bookings: 02 4929 4969