Sighted at the ALLA Conference!

As you may know the ALLA Conference 2016 is underway in Melbourne right now - check out Twitter with the hashtag #ALLA2016Conf to follow along.

Mawghan Elverd, this year's recipient of the ALLA (WA) / Wolters Kluwer CCH Conference Bursary Winner, was spotted having a chat with Wolters Kluwer CCH's very own Alicia Cohen.

L-R: Alicia Cohen (Wolters Kluwer CCH), Mawghan Elverd (Jackson McDonald)

Thanks to Wolters Kluwer CCH for their continued support of the Conference Bursary and to ALLA (WA) Committee Member, Luise Crisafulli for her role as our photojournalist.

If you're at the Conference, let us know what you think and Tweet us @lawlibsWA or leave a comment below.

Creating and Developing Information Resources - CPD Event

ALLA is proud to collaborate with Kidd's Law Publications and present a webinar on Creating and developing information resources and products – How one small publisher makes themselves indispensable and you can too?

Over the coming months ALLA will collaborate with leaders in the information industry to bring you expertise and knowledge that will enable you to turn information into knowledge. Please let your CPD co-ordinator know if you have any suggestions for CPDs.

Title of Seminar: Creating and developing information resources and products – How one small publisher makes themselves indispensable and you can too?

The seminar, through recounting the story of the development of Kidd’s Law Publications will seek to inform, equip and motivate librarians to seize opportunities to create their own client facing information value added resources and products. 

Register now at

When: Wednesday 17th of Ausgust at 1pm ACST.
Cost: Free to ALLA members, join us if you are interested
Presenter: David Kidd
We Thank: Kidd's Law Publications
Hashtag: #kiddlaw 

About our Presenter:
David Kidd was born in New Zealand. He completed his law degree with honours in 1990 at the University of Adelaide. He served as an Associate to Senior Members Kiosoglous and Purcell at the AAT in 1991 and 1992. Following his completion of his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1993 and admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor he commenced practice as a legal research consultant for SA legal practitioners. During this practice he developed his initial loose-leaf law publications ‘SA Workers Compensation Law’, ‘SA Industrial Law’ and ‘Damages SA’ and gained considerable insight into legal practitioners’ informational needs. These publications continue to be highly successful in SA. In 2004 David ceased his legal research consultancy to specialize in law publishing and has since developed national fair work, damages and motor and traffic law publications. David has recently moved back to NZ and continues publishing Australian publications from there.

Your 2016/2017 ALLA (WA) Committee

I am pleased to welcome the following 2016/2017 committee members:

  • Alice Hewitt, (Vice President, Immediate Past President)
  • Justin Booker, (Treasurer)
  • Anne Young, (Secretary)
  • Gilien Bevan, 
  • Luise Crisafulli, 
  • Linda Simonis, 
  • Stephen Griffiths, and 
  • Catherine Kafentzis.

We are delighted to welcome 2 new members this year – Stephen and Catherine. With their wealth of knowledge and specific industry expertise they are valuable additions to the committee.

The 2016/2017 committee’s first meeting will be held on 17 August 2016, where we will be discussing news, procedures, events etc for the year.  We will be posting via the Blog and social media, – so please watch this space for more.

If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 

Natalie McDonald
ALLA(WA) President 2016/2017