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ALIA Schools PD 2020: Building Teams - webinar [slides]

ALIA Schools Professional Development Webinar, 30 May 2020: Building Teams
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the webinar investigating: What are key staffing matters for school libraries? The quality of this service is dependent on the quality of the staff that provides it. How can team members work to their capacity and contribute effectively to the functions of their school library? 

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. 

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 New Generation Advisory Committee: Report on the 2020 COVID-19 survey results

In June 2020, Australia had faced its first lockdown and in many parts of the country we were starting to adapt to the ‘new normal’. The New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) noticed an apprehension among new professionals during two #AusLibChats. The May topic for #AusLibChat was Housebound and the June topic was Mindfulness. During both chats it was clear from the tweets that people were struggling to find peace during these stressful times. Many who were casuals lost their jobs. Others looking for employment were voicing their dismay at the lack of opportunities.

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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