The ALLA NSW Blog is moving!

The ALLA NSW Blog is getting a face lift and a relocation.

The new home of the blog is

Content is in the process of being uploaded so please keep an eye on the new space.


Why Australians need Trove to be funded – open letter

Please take a look at this open letter from Peta Hopkins of Inn0vate and act on it!

If you only write one letter this year, consider this one to #fundtrove

IALL is now accepting bursary applications for IALL 2016 in Oxford

Applications for financial assistance to enable law librarians to attend IALL’s 35th Annual Course in Oxford in the UK from Sunday 31st July to Wednesday 3rd August 2016 are now being accepted.

To apply for a Regular Bursary or a Members-Only Bursary, you must use the online application forms found at All applications and accompanying documentation must be in English.


The application deadline is Sunday 1st May 2016.


Information and selection guidelines for both Regular Bursaries and Members-Only Bursaries are available at

Please contact David Gee, Chair of the IALL Scholarships Committee if you have questions.

Future Libraries by Arup: our role, our space & our research

Future Libraries by Arup: our role, our space & our research

Presented by Kim Sherwin, Arup

Once a Law Librarian, Kim is now a Senior Librarian and Knowledge Specialist at Arup. Arup is a global engineering and design consultancy and has been involved in some of the world’s most iconic buildings, including the Sydney Opera House.

Kim will present on the role of the Library team at Arup and the delivery of their new and exciting workshop space in Sydney. Kim will also talk about the Future Libraries research that Arup published earlier this year. The session will provide a journey through the opportunity-rich environment that Arup provides. It will also challenge our thinking of what’s possible for libraries of the future.

This event is free to members of the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA) and $10 for non-members.

This event may be recorded and the recording distributed to members.

Lunch is provided. Please email for any dietary requirements


Where: K&L Gates LLP, Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street Sydney, NSW 2000
When: Thursday, 12 November 2015 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (AEDT)

RSVP at EventBrite By C.O.B, 10 November 2015.

CCH On Demand – eLending – Joint Information & User Implementation Session

Come along and learn more about this new initiative and also the future of eLending and the digital library.

This will be a joint product information session presented by Alicia Cohen, from Wolters Kluwer, CCH, and a user implementation case study where one library who has implemented eLending will share how they did it and the outcomes they are seeing.

The event is free to members of the Australian Law Librarians Association (ALLA) and $10 for non-members.

WHEN:  Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (AEDT) Add to Calendar

WHERE:  Australian Government Solicitor – Level 42, MLC Centre. Cnr Castlereagh and King St . Sydney, NSW 2000 AU – View Map

RSVP and details of the event are available at EventBrite

Library events near you – Hallowed Ground: Unexpected Libraries

On 7 October 2015, Customs House Library will be hosting the latest Hallowed Ground. This year the topic is Unexpected Libraries.

The panel includes:

Event details are below and you can RSVP for the event here:

Event Details:

Wednesday 7 October, 6.30-7.30pm
Customs House Library