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Resources & information
  • 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.

  • Research

    ALIAs role and view on research

Upcoming events
  • 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 now extended until March 2.

  • 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 8 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.

  • Copyright and Libraries
    26 Apr 2017

    Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital Rights Management, Licencing of e-resources … need to know more? This is the course for you.

    Registrations close 11 April.

  • Futureproof - ANALOGUE practical digitisation skills
    2 May 2017

    This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and best practices related to futureproofing a variety of analogue materials such as photos, text documents and audio tapes - and in doing so, enable you to open up your collections to a much wider user group.

    Registrations close 18 April.

  • 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.

  • ALIA HLA Workshop: ANDS 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things (Brisbane)
    31 May 2017 Brisbane, QLD

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce librarians to the 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things as deemed essential by ANDS, The Australian National Data Service.

  • 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 now extended until March 2.

  • 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 8 March.

  • ALIA RAIS Supreme Court Library tour
    29 Mar 2017 Melbourne, VIC

    This tour offers an opportunity to learn more about the library and its place in the Supreme Court. This tour will explore all four levels of the Library, including the magnificent Ground and First floors.

  • 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.

  • Copyright and Libraries
    26 Apr 2017

    Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital Rights Management, Licencing of e-resources … need to know more? This is the course for you.

    Registrations close 11 April.

  • Futureproof - ANALOGUE practical digitisation skills
    2 May 2017

    This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and best practices related to futureproofing a variety of analogue materials such as photos, text documents and audio tapes - and in doing so, enable you to open up your collections to a much wider user group.

    Registrations close 18 April.

  • 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.

  • ALIA HLA Workshop: ANDS 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things (Brisbane)
    31 May 2017 Brisbane, QLD

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce librarians to the 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things as deemed essential by ANDS, The Australian National Data Service.

  • ALIA HLA Workshop: ANDS 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things (Melbourne)
    13 Jun 2017 Melbourne VIC

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce librarians to the 10 Medical and Health Research Data Things as deemed essential by ANDS, The Australian National Data Service.

  • Australian Library Design Conference 2017
    19 Jun 2017 Melbourne, Victoria

    The Australian Library Design Awards have been created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments.

    They have been developed in the context of other competitions internationally, including the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Awards and the Danish Agency for Culture Model Programme for Public Libraries Public Library of the Year Award.

    The entries, shortlisted and winning designs will provide case studies in excellent library design for the 21st Century. They will be submitted for consideration for the UK’s Designing Libraries website. There will also be media coverage for the finalists.

    The awards are organised by the Australian Library and Information Association in partnership with the Australian Public Library Alliance and Council of Australian University Librarians. The organising committee includes senior library leaders from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, acting on behalf of colleagues nationally.

    More than 30 stunning libraries have been entered for the inaugural Australian Library Design Awards 2017. Public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the entries. The winners will be announced at the library design conference to be held on Monday 19 June 2017.

    Conference registrations close: 12 June 2017

  • Australian and Friends IFLA 2017 dinner
    19 Aug 2017 Wroclaw, Poland

    Please join us for the Australian and Friends Dinner after the IFLA Australian Caucus meeting. Wroclaw, Poland Saturday 19 August 2017 8:15pm

    Venue will be Restauracja jaDka. the Enjoy traditional Polish food, with a set menu - dietary options available.

    Payment and bookings in advance.

    Three course, set menu meal $AUD50.00. Drinks at your own cost

    Registrations close: 30 June 2017