Tag Archives: ALIA

The unique role and value of information professionals in special libraries

New research highlights the need to clarify the difference between IT and IM (17 August 2017, Canberra)  A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association suggests that there is confusion in management circles about the degree of overlap between the work of ICT and library and information professionals. The report, The unique role […]


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Congratulations to five library design award winners in Australia

(19 June 2017, Melbourne) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards 2017 at its conference in Melbourne. Thirty-three stunning libraries were entered in the awards and there is a winner in each category: public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the […]


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Campaign to support Natalya Sharina: FAIR joins with CILIP and Amnesty International

(5 May 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Freedom of Access to Information and Resources (FAIR) have joined the call and are asking library and information professionals to support a campaign urging the release of librarian Natalya Sharina, who is currently under house arrest in Moscow. ALIA and FAIR are in […]


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Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

(15 February 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align […]


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Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018

(16 November 2016) ALIA, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and the Library Association of Singapore (LAS) will be holding their first joint conference at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland. The dates are 30 July to 2 August 2018. The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began […]


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ALIA announces federal election agenda

Literacy and freedom of access to information underpin libraries’ federal election agenda (8 May 2016, Canberra) Following today’s confirmation of Saturday 2 July as the date the nation will go to the polls, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the peak body for library and information professionals, has launched its federal election agenda. ALIA’s […]


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ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference

(18 February 2016) ALIA/LIANZA joint 2018 Conference hosted by the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA) and the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) takes place 30 July to 2 August 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. The announcement is here.


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Minimum Standard Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners

(9 December 2015) ALIA has issued the Minimum Standard Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners to provide guidance on the establishment, operation, and evaluation of library services to prisoners in Australia. All people – including prisoners – have a fundamental right to read, learn and access information. Table of contents: 1.       Introduction 2.       Existence and Purpose of Prison […]


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ILN and ALIA announce partnership

(9 November 2015) The International Librarians Network (ILN) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are pleased to announce they are partnering in a new arrangement which will benefit ALIA members and library and information professionals around the world. From January 2016, ALIA will be offering their members the opportunity to participate in the ALIA Mentoring Scheme, powered […]


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ALIA research grant awarded to preservation management project

(16 September 2015, Canberra) A research project in digital and traditional preservation management in Australian national and state libraries has won the 2015 ALIA Research Grant Award. This award is based on recommendations from the ALIA Research Advisory Committee, endorsed by the ALIA Board. ALIA will award a $5000 grant for the research to Heather Brown, […]


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FAIR: Campaign to secure the future of libraries, their patrons and staff

(2 February 2015,  Canberra) In the lead up to Library Lovers’ Day on 14 February, The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) today launched FAIR which campaigns for a fair, open and democratic society where information belongs to everyone. FAIR stands for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources. The website is: fair.alia.org.au It will […]


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LIS future employment prospects are positive says ALIA report

(18 September 2014, Melbourne)  The Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) said there is a positive outlook on employment prospects for library and information professionals over the next five years, but the job market will remain tight. This is one of the conclusions in a new report ALIA LIS Education and Employment Trend Report 2014 […]


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ALIA poster wins international award

(22 August 2014, Canberra) An Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) poster, which highlights the future of the Australian library and information science profession, has won an award at an international conference held in France. ALIA’s Future of the Profession poster has been on display at the International Federation of Library Associations’ (IFLA) conference, the […]


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Report on eBooks and eLending in Australian public libraries released

(16 June 2014) ALIA’s Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) has released the report  A comparison of ebooks and elending in Australian Public Libraries 2013 v 2014. The report compares an eBooks and eLending survey completed in January 2013 to the same survey completed in May 2014 and will be produced annually to show eBook and […]


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ALIA report flags future trends for the Australian library and information sector

(21 May 2014, Canberra)  The impact of unimaginable technologies, a global market for education and radical transformation in the corporate world are three of the themes emerging from a new series of reports published today by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), as an investigation into the future of the library and information sector. […]


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