The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is working to support neighbours in the Asia-Pacific region through accreditation of library and information science education, promotion of professional networks, and the development of partnerships. ALIA recommends the forum formally recognise the importance of access to information for all and acknowledge and the need for library collaboration across the Region.
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 Superceded by "ALIA international relations statement" (2022).