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Membership

We represent thousands of individual librarians, library technicians, information managers, students, allied professionals, library employees and supporters, along with library and information organisations and corporations that together make up the library and information management community in Australia. We’d love to have you join us.

Find out more about the benefits of membership 

Further Information and Eligibility

 

  • Professional Personal Membership

    ALIA Membership gives you support throughout your career through professional development opportunities, ALIA INCITE magazine and enewsletters which keep you up to date with the latest developments, resources for finding your first, next or best job, and networking opportunities. 

    Professional Personal Membership
    • Associate.  Members in this category must hold an ALIA accredited library and information science qualification at under-graduate or post-graduate levels.
    • Library Technician. Members in this category must hold an ALIA accredited library technician qualification.
    • Allied Field. Members must be currently working at a professional level within the LIS sector, supported by an employer referee and hold a minimum of a Diploma qualification. 
      • Please note that ALIA Allied Field membership does not fulfil the requirements of job advertisements requiring eligibility for Associate or Library Technician membership of ALIA.
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  • Personal Membership

    ALIA Membership is open to everyone. Whether you have formal qualifications or simply an interest in the profession we welcome you to become a member of ALIA. 
     

    General Personal Membership: All interested individuals may join ALIA as a general member. No qualifications are required for this category of membership. 

    Student Membership: Enrolled students studying towards a library and information science qualification may join as a Student Member.

    PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP FEES 2016/17

    Personal memberships run for 12 months from the date of application. All prices are in $AUD and include GST.

    Fee Type Annual Fee

    Full fee

    $338

    Reduced fee

    $199
    New Graduate fee $199

    Student fee

    $88

    Retiree fee

    $88

    Life membership

    $3612

     

    Full fee applies to persons whose gross personal income for the financial year is more than $34 600
    Reduced fee applies to persons whose gross personal income for the financial year is $34 600 or less, and Health Care Card holders.
    New Graduate fee applies to graduates for their first two years in the profession after graduating from an ALIA Accredited course.

    Retiree fee applies to persons who have retired from employment.

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  • Institutional

    ALIA Institutional Membership is available to all library and information organisations and corporations that serve the library and information community in Australia.

    Your membership tells the community and stakeholders that your organisation actively upholds best practice in the library and information sector.

    INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP FEES 2016/17

    Institutional memberships run for 12 months from the date of application.  All prices are in $AUD and include GST

    Grade Annual non-salary budget Annual fee

    C1


    $100 000 or less


    $550


    C2


    $100 001 - $250 000


    $696


    C3


    $250 001 - $750 000


    $1170


    C4


    $750 001 - $1000 000


    $1550


    C5


    $1000 001 - $3000 000


    $1938


    C6


    Above $3000 001


    $3876


     

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  • Corporate

    If your business provides products or services to the library and information industry, ALIA Corporate Membership offers you increased opportunities to strengthen your network, build awareness of your brand and demonstrate your company’s commitment to the sector.  Choose from three levels of ALIA Corporate Membership that give you the same benefits as an ALIA Institutional Membership, plus additional benefits including discounts and increased exposure for your company.

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