Summary of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Board of Directors Meeting held on Monday 18 March 2022, via Zoom.
The Australian Library and Information Association is committed to active participation in the global library community, supporting international library associations, providing leadership through ALIA’s expertise and promoting greater understanding of international librarianship and library issues in the global information environment.
Relationships with international associations and organisations will be consistent with ALIA’s core values and reflect ALIA’s expertise, capability and capacity.
This Technical Report presents the detailed findings of the enquiry by the project which focus on skills frameworks, professional ethics and values, qualification pathways, future views of education and training, continuous professional development and professional status.
This document presents an overview of the major Professional Pathways Frameworks Project Technical Report, commissioned by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), which has been prepared as part of the Professional Pathways project. The Technical Report documents the findings from a major literature review and environmental scan to develop a clear understanding of the diverse and often complex issues relating to the education and qualification pathways into the library and information profession.
The first meeting of the ALIA Professional Pathways Board in 2022 was conducted over Zoom on 15 February 2022, and included discussion of a range of issues including:
- Project progress
- Stregthening accreditation and courses
- Research and projects.
The American Library Association Core Competences (ALACCs) reflect basic knowledge gained through LIS education, job on-boarding, and ongoing professional development early in a library career. It is essential that library professionals working throughout their careers in school, academic, public, special, and governmental libraries be life-long learners to acquire specialized and advanced knowledge beyond those specified in this Core Competences document.
This document is a draft version last revised 6 March 2021. It is reproduced with permission from the ALA.
The subject benchmark standard for librarianship, information, knowledge, records and archives management defines the academic standards that can be expected of a graduate, in terms of what they might know, do and understand at the end of their studies, and describes the nature of the subject.
This document is reproduced with permission from QAA. The statement is scheduled to be revised in 2023.
The Bodies of Knowledge (Bok) identify the different areas of competency for the Library and Information Profession. The 11 BOKs are clustered in six managable groups, which makes it easier to gather evidence to revalidate.
This document was captured with permission from the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) webpage, "Bodies of Knowledge (BOK)" on 3 March 2022.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) responds to the Exposure Draft Copyright Amendment (Access Reform) Bill 2021, proposed by the Australian Federal Government.
This supplementary submission is made to the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts in regards Australia’s lending rights schemes. This short submission clarifies comments made about public and educational lending rights at the hearing on 13 November 2020, including the importance of supplementing the existing lending to cover Australian ebooks and audiobooks collected and loaned by Australia’s libraries.