Library science

Professional Pathways: The future of library and information science (LIS) professional recognition in Australia

Across the next few years the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is undertaking its boldly ambitious initiative to strengthen the profession, increase diversity and help create a future-ready workforce named 'Professional Pathways'.
 
On 30 November 2020, ALIA released the Professional Pathways plan for the future of the library and Information profession, as the culmination of consultations across the sector over the past year, with close to 450 active participants. This document provides a detailed outline of the initiative.

ALIA-APLA submission in response to the Australian Government Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions, October 2020

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australia Public Library Alliance (APLA) discusses the expansion of libraries into the broader arts and culture mix; the ongoing need for university qualified library and information professionals; and the benefits of creative and cultural industries to Australian society.
 
ALIA-APLA provides the following recommendations:

ALIA submission in response to the draft legislation to implement the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates Package, August 2020

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses the role of library and information professionals in supporting formal education and lifelong learning through school, TAFE, university, public and special libraries. In order to run these institutions and provide these services, we need tertiary qualified library and information professionals.
 

The future of library and information science education in Australia: discussion paper

In November 2019, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) published The Future of LIS Education Issues Paper to inform a sector-wide discussion about the current state of professional education: the needs going forward, and the challenges we face in trying to identify and deliver the best outcome.
 

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