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LIS education handbook 2015

The 2015 edition of the ALIA LIS Education Handbook provides details of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) accredited courses run by higher education and VET providers across Australia. These courses provide newcomers with a gateway to their career and experienced professionals with opportunities for advancement. ALIA accreditation means that courses have passed rigorous assessment by senior leaders from the profession and it acts as a quality assurance for students seeking the best educational outcomes.

Beyond a quality service: strengthening the social fabric. Standards and guidelines for Australian public libraries 1st ed.

This document is an evidence-based guide for the development of public library services in Australia. It uses the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) annual collation of state and territory statistics as its evidence base, and builds on the earlier work on standards and guidelines carried out by the State Libraries of New South Wales and Queensland.

Guidelines for Australian special libraries 2019

These guidelines support the operations of special libraries, information services or corporate research units and their respective staff. They recognise the changing landscape for special libraries and the opportunities and challenges presented by digital content, delivery platforms and communications. They are designed to inform senior management about the role and value of special libraries, provide library managers with a benchmark, and guide staff in the delivery of programs and services.

Annual report 2018

Contents: About ALIA -- President's report -- Chief Executive Officer's report -- Director Corporate Services' report -- Director of Learning's report -- Director of Conferences and Events' report -- How we performed against the strategic plan -- Our membership -- Advocacy campaigns -- Government and stakeholder relations -- Special projects -- Conferences and events -- ALIA in the regions -- Education, professional development and training -- Awards -- Communications -- Financial statements.



The library and information agenda: questions for political parties 2013

This document list nine questions for political parties regarding the 2013 Library and Information Agenda – four themes and 10 items which we believe are essential for promoting literacy, enabling citizens to be well informed, supporting socially inclusive communities and contributing to the success of Australia as a knowledgebased economy. 

Bridges for new careers: how to make opportunities with ever changing infrastructure

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
This paper (abstract) accompanied the keynote address which explored how library technicians and other staff have led and survived transformations and ensured that the library services that are of enduring value are preserved. It provides an overview of the changing pattern of skills and capabilities required, and some strategies that can be used, to meet the challenges of this ever changing world.

Standing professional learning on its head: using the flipped classroom technique to improve your PD and workplace skills building

National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
This paper (abstract) outlines the adoption of flipped learning techniques as an approach to professional development.


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