Library science

ALIA-APLA submission in response to the Australian Government Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions, October 2020

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australia Public Library Alliance (APLA) discusses the expansion of libraries into the broader arts and culture mix; the ongoing need for university qualified library and information professionals; and the benefits of creative and cultural industries to Australian society.
 
ALIA-APLA provides the following recommendations:

ALIA submission in response to the draft legislation to implement the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package, August 2020

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses the role of library and information professionals in supporting formal education and lifelong learning through school, TAFE, university, public and special libraries. In order to run these institutions and provide these services, we need tertiary qualified library and information professionals.
 

The future of library and information science education in Australia: discussion paper

In November 2019, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) published The Future of LIS Education Issues Paper to inform a sector-wide discussion about the current state of professional education: the needs going forward, and the challenges we face in trying to identify and deliver the best outcome.
 

ALIA submission in response to the review of the ANZ Standard Research Classification, May 2019

On behalf of our members, representing library and information professionals, libraries and information services, academics, researchers, research practitioners and the Library and Information Science (LIS) community Australia-wide, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the ANZ Standard Research Classification review. For LIS, we recommend the relocation and renaming of one FoR (080702), the renaming of four FoR (080701, 080704, 080706 and 080708) and the addition of two new FoR (080710 and 080711). We would be pleased to

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