Organisation

Australian Library and Information Association

Acronym:
ALIA

The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

Discussion paper

The future of Library and Information Science education in Australia

The library and information sector in Australia is not alone in identifying the need to take a potentially radical approach to the education of professionals. This paper provides a summary of the themes which emerged during the consultation with the sector, which has enabled work...
Fact sheet

A snapshot of eLending in public libraries

This document presents the results of a survey undertaken by the Australian Library and Information Association Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee.
Report

COVID-19 and Australian public libraries: interim report 30 April

ALIA, with input from the Australian Public Library Alliance, has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on Australian public libraries since early March. This report summarises the feedback from 225 of the 400 library services (in total covering 1500 locations) nationally, including several joint use...
Report

2019: A year in libraries

This report provides a snapshot of the ways libraries have supported industry, health, education, communications and the arts at a national level during 2019, including celebrating the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages and the Australian Year of the Public Domain.
Briefing paper

The future of LIS education

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a member of Professions Australia. Through this alliance, they are working to leverage the power of other industries to achieve their goal of robust and meaningful accreditation outcomes, supporting a strong library and information profession.