• Registrations closing soon. 11:59pm, Monday 15 August 2016.

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  • Keynote speakers announced. Draft conference program to be released soon. Registations open Monday 5 September 2016.

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  • Welcome to the new ALIA Member Centre

    We are excited to launch our new member database, designed to open up many new possibilities.Renew Membership

Resources & information
  • Research

    ALIAs role and view on research

  • About the profession

    The role of public, school, academic and special libraries has expanded over time but they have always connected people with information and ideas.

Upcoming events
  • Cataloguing Basics 2016
    5 Sep 2016

    A classic skill. One that ensures that the collection, preservation and management of information is done in a consistent manner and enables ongoing access. 6 weeks, online.

    Registrations close 22 August.

  • ALIA URLs Seminar - Data and libraries: harnessing the possibilities
    8 Sep 2016 Canberra, ACT

    In this full-day seminar we will be exploring new directions in data usage and sharing in the academic and government spheres. We have speakers from universities (both academics and librarians), government bodies and government libraries who will be covering a wide range of topics and applications of data.

  • Cultural Connections : Library Services for Indigenous Australians 2016
    11 Oct 2016

    This three week, online course will provide you with the opportunity to reflect and explore the ways you can best serve your library's indigenous clientele.

    Registrations close 27 September.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Perth)
    21 Nov 2016 Perth, WA

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Geelong)
    25 Nov 2016 Geelong, VIC

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Brisbane)
    2 Dec 2016 Brisbane, QLD

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Sydney)
    5 Dec 2016 Sydney, NSW

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • Cataloguing Basics 2016
    5 Sep 2016

    A classic skill. One that ensures that the collection, preservation and management of information is done in a consistent manner and enables ongoing access. 6 weeks, online.

    Registrations close 22 August.

  • ALIA URLs Seminar - Data and libraries: harnessing the possibilities
    8 Sep 2016 Canberra, ACT

    In this full-day seminar we will be exploring new directions in data usage and sharing in the academic and government spheres. We have speakers from universities (both academics and librarians), government bodies and government libraries who will be covering a wide range of topics and applications of data.

  • Cultural Connections : Library Services for Indigenous Australians 2016
    11 Oct 2016

    This three week, online course will provide you with the opportunity to reflect and explore the ways you can best serve your library's indigenous clientele.

    Registrations close 27 September.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Perth)
    21 Nov 2016 Perth, WA

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Geelong)
    25 Nov 2016 Geelong, VIC

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Brisbane)
    2 Dec 2016 Brisbane, QLD

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.

  • ALIA HLA: Advanced Searching workshop (Sydney)
    5 Dec 2016 Sydney, NSW

    ALIA HLA will be hosting this full day workshop which will be presented by Carol Lefebvre from the UK.

    This full day session will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Lefebvre who is experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval.

    We hope to make the session as interactive and participative as possible so you are encouraged to bring along a computer or device for searching. It will also comprise presentations and discussion. More information about what the workshop will cover to follow.