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  • 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.

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    ALIAs role and view on research

Upcoming events
  • Mature Matrix: library services for seniors
    14 Feb 2017

    With an increasing aged population what is your library doing to meet the needs of this segment of the public library community?

    This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and needs of your ageing community and prepare you to deliver targeted library collections, programs and services.

    Registrations close 7 February 2017.

  • ALIA Leadership and Innovation Forum 2017 - VIC
    2 Mar 2017 Melbourne, Vic

    This is one of a series of special events that will be taking place around Australia, intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector.

    A free event for ALIA members, but open to all. Numbers strictly limited.

    Registrations close 28 February 2017.

  • Futureproof - BORN DIGITAL practical preservation skills
    7 Mar 2017

    This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and best practices related to futureproofing a variety of born digital media – such as websites, electronic documents and social media.

    Registrations close 20 February.

  • YA - Why not!?
    14 Mar 2017

    The young adult age group can be a tricky one to attract and support; what is your library doing to meet the needs of this segment of your library's community?

    Registrations close 27 February.

  • RDA for Practitioners 2017
    20 Mar 2017

    This 3 week online course will provide practitioners with an overview and understanding of the changes RDA implementation will bring.

    Registrations close 6 March.

  • Negotiation Skills for Librarians
    30 Mar 2017

    This is a new 6 week webinar based course, which will help you build invaluable knowledge, confidence and skills in e-resource negotiation.

    Registrations close 24 March.

  • National Simultaneous Storytime 2017
    24 May 2017

    National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades F to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework.

    Register to participate - it's free and we have some great activities and resources available to support your National Simultaneous Storytime event.

  • Mature Matrix: library services for seniors
    14 Feb 2017

    With an increasing aged population what is your library doing to meet the needs of this segment of the public library community?

    This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and needs of your ageing community and prepare you to deliver targeted library collections, programs and services.

    Registrations close 7 February 2017.

  • ALIA Leadership and Innovation Forum 2017 - VIC
    2 Mar 2017 Melbourne, Vic

    This is one of a series of special events that will be taking place around Australia, intended to connect ALIA Members with leaders and influencers in the library and GLAMR sector.

    A free event for ALIA members, but open to all. Numbers strictly limited.

    Registrations close 28 February 2017.

  • Futureproof - BORN DIGITAL practical preservation skills
    7 Mar 2017

    This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and best practices related to futureproofing a variety of born digital media – such as websites, electronic documents and social media.

    Registrations close 20 February.

  • YA - Why not!?
    14 Mar 2017

    The young adult age group can be a tricky one to attract and support; what is your library doing to meet the needs of this segment of your library's community?

    Registrations close 27 February.

  • RDA for Practitioners 2017
    20 Mar 2017

    This 3 week online course will provide practitioners with an overview and understanding of the changes RDA implementation will bring.

    Registrations close 6 March.

  • Negotiation Skills for Librarians
    30 Mar 2017

    This is a new 6 week webinar based course, which will help you build invaluable knowledge, confidence and skills in e-resource negotiation.

    Registrations close 24 March.

  • National Simultaneous Storytime 2017
    24 May 2017

    National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades F to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework.

    Register to participate - it's free and we have some great activities and resources available to support your National Simultaneous Storytime event.