ALLA Conference 2018 - Call for abstracts extended!

Call for abstracts has been extended till Friday 29th September 2017!!

Missed the deadline? Don't worry, we've extended the deadline.

The conference is a fantastic opportunity that only comes around very two years to share your ideas and learnings with the profession so now the time to get writing!

The theme for the conference is Local Footprint, Global Impact. This is a very broad theme and to help narrow it down the conference committee have given a few hints for topics within this theme, specifically:

  • Indigenous issues
  • Career development
  • Technology
  • Education

Remember the papers and posters for the conference do not need to be limited to these topics but be sure to bring your abstract back to the wider theme of the conference.

Additional details on submitting your abstract are available at

Need help turning that fantastic idea into an abstract for ALLA 2018? Check out the tips for submitting your abstract on the Conference website (

ALLA Ltd AGM Registration and Documents now available!

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association Ltd will be held on Wednesday September 27th 2017 at 1pm EST via webinar.

In preparation for the ALLA Ltd Annual General Meeting the agenda and all reports are now available for review at

ALLA members have been sent details on how to register their attendance at the AGM webinar. If you have not received these details please contact your Divisional Secretary.

For ALLA (WA) this is Alice Hewitt

ALLA Awards 2017 - Seeking nominations

Know someone whose done great work over the past year?  Now is your opportunity to recognise and celebrate the great people in our industry!

The ALLA Board is pleased to invite nominations for the following awards:

1. ALLA Law Librarian of the Year Award 2017

This award will be given to an individual librarian or technician who, in the opinion of the Scholarship and Awards Committee, has made a significant contribution to the work of ALLA and/or the legal information profession.

Further information:

2. ALLA Gem of the Year Award 2017

The aim of this award is to recognise outstanding best practice in the field of legal information and education by:

  • Recognising and rewarding excellence and innovation in customer relations
  • Promoting awareness of how customer relations initiatives can benefit information professional and suppliers alike 
  • Encouraging high-quality communication
  • Promoting best practice

Further information:

3. ALLA Legal Information Service of the Year Award 2017

This award rewards the dedicated performance and outstanding service given by legal information services, law libraries and those teams managing legal collections and services. These awards are unique as they recognise the value and importance of dedicated team work within our sector.

Further information:

All nominations must be submitted by 15 September 2017. The awards will be announced at the ALLA 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Nominations will be reviewed by a selection panel and the decision of the panel will be final.

Trung Quach

ALLA Vice President

Event Recap: Channel Nine News Tour

ALLA (WA) is grateful to Channel Nine for a very successful tour of their Perth Studio on Thursday August 31 2017.

20 people attended, including some CURTIS members, were shown around the studio, and had a chance to sit at the news desk and try out the auto reader.

We got to see a secondary studio,  back rooms with multiple screens and the attractive lunchroom with a breakout room.

Journalist Scott Cunningham gave us an insight into the daily life of a reporter, and we also talked to a news producer, technical staff and the chief of staff, all of who coped well with the many questions we had of them, including ones about data retention, since we are, after all, from the library sector!

Many thanks to Luise Crisafulli for getting the ball rolling with this event.

Next on 9 Live: Librarians Take Over the News!

Thanks to Anne Young for this event recap. 

Call for Abstracts Closing Soon


The deadline for submitting your abstract for ALLA Conference 2018 is around the corner!

Abstracts are due no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 15 September 2017.

Need help turning that fantastic idea into an abstract for ALLA 2018? We are here to help. Check out the tips for submitting your abstract on the Conference website (

Details on submitting your abstract are available at