ALIA employment pages

Apart from the summary material provided here, there is an extensive range of members-only pagesmembers-only containing detailed information and resources for ALIA members (employees and employers). The information provided covers topics such as changes to industrial relations laws, accidents at work, library workforce data and rights and obligations when facing redundancy.

Update: July

Members of the Australian library workforce will be aware that ALIA's employment pages are normally updated at this time of the year to reflect adjustments made to benchmark rates of pay for library workers. These adjustments are those awarded to librarians, library technicians and archivists working for the New South Wales Government, reflecting the gender equity pay determination of 2002. ALIA has been advised that the 2008 Crown Employees pay case is not likely to be finalised until September.

As soon as new pay scales for New South Wales have been determined the ALIA website will be updated. Until then, pay scales applying from 1 July 2007 should be taken as the recommended levels for library workers throughout Australia. Pay scales and related work level guidelines are at

Any queries regarding pay rates or industrial relations matters should be addressed to Heather Nash, Advisor, Industrial Relations & Human Advisor at or (02) 6215 8228.

Looking for work?

Job and career placement advertisements are regularly and frequently updated right here in these pages. In addition, we offer advice on finding work, negotiating workplace agreements, coping with redundancy, and we also offer a review of various library-sector job or placement websites. If you are an ALIA member you can sign up to the aliaRECRUITLIS e-list for immediate notification of new job opportunities as they appear on our employment vacancies page.

Need to fill a vacancy?

List your vacant positions with ALIA and reach your target audience within the library and information services sector. By using our online employment advertising service your advertisements will be:

Find out more information about our advertising rates here

Special deal for Institutional Members!

Due to the success of the Institutional member deal for employment advertising in 2007, ALIA wish to offer this exclusive Institutional member-only benefit once again.

The special rate of $1320 ($1200 plus gst) allows Institutional members to list an unlimited number of job ads on the ALIAnet employment pages. This deal is valid for 12 months from the date of invoicing, which means you can take up this generous offer at any time and get a full year's worth of advertising.

Subscribe to the Institutional members deal now, and list your vacant positions with ALIA.

Contact Fiona Edwards (please remove '.nospam' from address) if you wish to advertise your job vacancy through these pages (and recruitLIS, our members-only vacancies e-list).

Need advice about problems at work?

ALIA's industrial services program is available free of charge to all ALIA members. Problems at work? covers all matters connected to or arising from the employment contract including information on employment term and conditions of employment, interpretation of and help with labour law, advice on how members can improve their own situation at work and provision of direct support when difficulties are encountered. See also the members-onlymembers-onlymaterial of the site.

Looking to upgrade your skills?

Perhaps you might wish to consider enrolling in one of the many ALIA-recognised courses in library and information studies? Library and information sector courses to be recognised are assessed against the criteria set out in the Association's education policy statements and the course recognition procedure.