Library administration

AGLIN Commonwealth Government Agency Libraries Review: Stage 2 Report

In 2015, the Executive of the Australian Government Libraries and Information Network (AGLIN) commissioned a study into Commonwealth Government library and research services. Following a literature review discussing the issues and challenges facing contemporary government information services (Hallam & Faraker, 2016), relevant organisational data about the individual services was collected through an online service, and library staff shared their views and insights in a series of focus groups.

Not simple, not straightforward and not an instant cost saving: the realities of closing a government department library

This document, created by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and ALIA Australian Government Libraries Information Network (AGLIN), provides information for government libraries which are threatened with closure. It highlights the difficulties, complexity and cost of closing a library; and the difficulties of continuing the provision of library services without a library and information science professional in place.

Joint-use libraries

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) supports the establishment of joint-use libraries if they equal or better the level of service which would be given in separate facilities, or where such a service provides access to some who would otherwise not have a library.


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