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Beyond a quality service: strengthening the social fabric. Standards and guidelines for Australian public libraries 2nd 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.
Standards are quality levels – goals for attainment – and they are presented at baseline and enhanced service delivery levels. Guidelines document best practice and are intended as operational suggestions for improving library performance.
This document was superceded by "Guidelines, standards and outcome measures for Australian public libraries: July 2016".

School library resource centre guidelines for self reflection and evaluation

This document, prepared in a joint partnership by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Schools and the Victorian Catholic Teacher Librarians (VCTL), aims to support schools in their self reflection. The information gathered would contribute to a self reflection report. In addition, the document provides a valuable strategy to use in the ongoing monitoring of the school’s improvement plans.

ALIA-ASLA standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) are pleased to endorse and promote this statement of standards of professional excellence for teacher librarians. This statement describes the professional knowledge, skills and commitment demonstrated by teacher librarians working at a level of excellence. It represents the goals to which all Australian teacher librarians should aspire, and provides inspiration for quality teaching and ongoing professional practice.

Questions of life and death: an investigation into the value of health library and information services in Australia

Health libraries across Australia, and indeed the world, are under pressure from funding cuts, and it is against this backdrop that Health Libraries Inc and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have collaborated to carry out this investigation into the value of health library and information services in Australia. 

Putting a value on 'priceless': an independent assessment on the return on investment of special libraries in Australia

In 2014, ALIA, in conjunction with the Australian Law Library Association, Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association), released a study which suggests law firms, government departments, associations and other organisations involved with special libraries gain over $5 in return for every $1 they invest in special libraries.

ALIA special libraries survey report

In 2010 the ALIA Special Library Advisory Committee (SLAC) determined to undertake a statistical study of special libraries in Australia.
The purpose of the study was to enable ALIA, special libraries members and employers (management) to gain a better understanding of the current state of specialist information services in Australia.

Stop short changing TAFE students

The role of library and information professionals is to find, share and connect. To connect people with ideas, books, information, knowledge, resources and the broader community. Library services enable discovery and innovative thinking, and, as information professionals, we are trusted guides. In a global knowledge economy, our information skills have never been more important. 

Foundation knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to information professionals working in archives, libraries and records management

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Australian Society of Archivist (ASA) and Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) collaborated on the development of the Foundation Knowledge, Skills and Attributes for information professionals working in archives, libraries and records management. 
This document is superceded by "Foundation knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to information professionals working in archives, libraries and records management (2020)".

The library and information sector: core knowledge, skills and attributes

The library and information sector has a distinctive area of knowledge and skills which is required for effective professional practice. Library and information specialists need to acquire the relevant disciplinary expertise, demonstrate employment related skills and be prepared for a challenging and dynamic future in many diverse environments. 
This document was superceded by "Foundation knowledge for entry-level library and information professionals (2020)".

Health Inform, Vol. 1 No. 1 (March 1992)

Contents: From the President; at your service: executive profiles: Jo Marshall, Kathy Hutton, Roxanne McIvor, Lisa Belkin, David Lloyd, Enid Meldrum, Jenni Rusciano, Suzanne O'Callaghan and Janet Hindson; ALIA Health Section general meeting; forthcoming events; fellowships/scholarships; references of interest; obituary: Anne Harrison; personal notes, comments.

Health Inform, Vol.2 No.2 (June 1992)

Contents: Editorial by Lisa Belkin; from the President by Jo Marshall; ALIA Health Libraries Section general meetings by Jenni Rusciano; Fairfield campus information network by Suzanne O'Callaghan;  professional issues; ITS: Information technology issues by Dorothea Rowse; forthcoming events; performance indicators by Kathy Hutton; obituary: Mary Delafield by Enid Meldrum.

Newsletter, No.1 (December 1975)

Contents: Formation of the Australian Medical Librarians' Group; National Council. Present were: Brenda Heagney, Anne Harrison, Jac Baillie, Judith Lloyd and George Franki. The state representatives are: Allan Bourne, Amy Bush, Bert Pribac, Maureen Bell, Merle Ellens and Ingrid Sims.
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter, No.2 (November 1977)

Contents: National Council minutes confirming amendments to its constitution, including a name change.  Present were Sandra Russell, Hazel Jones, Susan Bolton, Shirley Liki, George Franki, Observers were Allan Wilson, Merle Ellens and Don Jamison.

Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

ALIA and international relations statement

The Australian library and information profession is committed to increasing the Australian Library and Information Association’s presence in the global library community, to providing leadership through ALIA’s expertise and to promoting greater understanding of international librarianship and library issues in the global information environment.
Adopted 1997. Amended 2001. Reviewed 2009. Amended 2018. Superceded by "ALIA international relations statement" (2022).

ALIA's relationships with overseas library associations policy statement

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) supports library associations around the world. Support for international library associations will be consistent with ALIA’s core values policy statement.
ALIA’s strong focus is associations in developing nations within the region and areas where ALIA has policy expertise and knowledge. Priority for support of overseas libraries and library associations is given to those from South East Asian, Pacific and Oceania countries. ALIA may also consider entering into bilateral or multi party relationships of mutual benefit through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with other like-minded international associations. The MOU will identify the working relationships, shared interests and common understanding that exist between collaborating associations.
March 2013. Amended 2018. Superceded by "ALIA international relations statement" (2022).

Principles of access to public sector information

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes the federal government’s commitment to open government policies and freedom of information and agrees that public sector information should be recognised as a national resource to be developed and preserved in the public interest. ALIA asserts that this information should be publicly available except where restricted by law, privacy considerations or is business in confidence.