Vocational qualifications

Statement on library and information services staff appointments

As the standards body for the library and information profession in Australia, the Australian Library and Information Association establishes the formal qualifications required as a basis for entry to the profession. It is vital therefore that the Association promote the principle that staff appointed to librarian and library technician positions hold qualifications appropriate to those positions. Where formal librarian or library technician qualifications are required for a particular position, this requirement should be articulated in the job description for the position.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Additional material and bibliography

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

It provides an overall framework which encompasses a number of models or options that can be further adapted for use in library workplaces or in training situations. As it is based on assessment against the Library Industry Competency Standards at levels A-D, it provides a common basis against which to benchmark the learning that takes place in many different situations.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Guide B

This title of this guide is Recognition exemplar using modules in the Diploma of Library and Information Studies.

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Guide A

The title of this guide is Recognition exempler using the library industry competency standards.

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Chapters 1-7

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

It provides an overall framework which encompasses a number of models or options that can be further adapted for use in library workplaces or in training situations. As it is based on assessment against the Library Industry Competency Standards at levels A-D, it provides a common basis against which to benchmark the learning that takes place in many different situations.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Contents

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

It provides an overall framework which encompasses a number of models or options that can be further adapted for use in library workplaces or in training situations. As it is based on assessment against the Library Industry Competency Standards at levels A-D, it provides a common basis against which to benchmark the learning that takes place in many different situations.

Library technician education in Australia: state of the nation report

The report highlights areas of good practice and provides a series of recommendations for enhancements to course content for the future. It also examines a number of critical issues that are likely to impact on library technician courses due to developments in the structure and funding of education in Australia, as well as changes within the Library Information Studies sector as a whole.

ALIA LIS education, skills and employment trend report 2014

This report gives educators, employers and students greater clarity about the education and employment landscape in Australia in 2014.  In 2014, there were 26 institutions delivering 39 ALIA accredited courses around Australia. There were approximately 4,800 students studying for an LIS qualification every year, 25% through higher education, 75% through VET. LIS workers were significantly older, with the median age between six and 10 years higher, compared with all occupations. In the last five years, there has been a 22.5% drop in the number of Librarian positions in the workforce.

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