Career development

Choose your own (outback) adventure: making the most of LIS opportunities in Central Australia

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation explores how the author, who completed a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management at the end of 2012, has leveraged a combination of part-time, casual and volunteer LIS opportunities in a remote region to broaden her skills, develop a local professional network and enjoy some very unusual experiences along the way. 

The road goes ever ever on

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation draws from the professional experiences of the presenter, who has worked across a range of library sectors in Melbourne and Darwin, and participated in Australian International Development projects in Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

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. 

Australian Public Library Alliance achievements 2010-2015

The ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) is the peak body for public libraries in Australia. Our committee comprises the chair of every state-based public library association, a senior representative from the ACT, Northern Territory and Tasmanian library services, and expert members. We represent 94% of all the 1500 public libraries across Australia through membership subscription.

Future of the library and information science profession: library and information professionals

Every year, some 800 people graduate from an Australian university or TAFE, with a professional qualification in library and information science. Often it is a second career choice, and this contributes to the diversity of age and experience within the sector. Graduates with a degree or Masters qualification are eligible to become an ALIA Associate member, and those with a VET certificate or diploma, an ALIA Library Technician member. 

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