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Greening libraries report

The overarching aim of the Greening Libraries research project is to underpin the Australian Library and Information Association’s focus on sustainability, in line with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The report aims to highlight examples of best practice and inform the creation of a toolkit for libraries to help them support environmental action, further the greening libraries movement as well as exemplify sustainability practices that are consistent with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

ALIA international relations statement

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.

Bodies of Knowledge (BOK)

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. 

When free is not enough: what the International Librarians Network managed to achieve with zero budget, and what we did when we hit the limits [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) outlines how the ILN used freely available technology to establish and grow, and what was achieved from this base. The paper explores the steps the ILN took to identify planning and development strategies for small organisations and projects that need to ‘do more with less’.

Re-engineering our role: A case study of a corporate library at the cutting edge [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) looks at the future of the information professional and library service in the corporate sector, as well as the new skills and approaches that every corporate librarian should consider to ensure relevancy and ultimately survival. Diversification, investment from the leadership and a consultancy approach put the team on the road to success.

Re-engineering our role: A case study of a corporate library at the cutting edge

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
Corporate librarians need to be relevant to the needs of the business in which they operate. In tough times, the corporate library is often the first to go, but how did this geographically disparate team get ahead of the game and become central to plans of the organisation? This paper will explore the journey that this team undertook, to be an integral part of the business, as well as developing their professional skills at the same time.

10 reasons why library and information professionals are essential

The values and activities of library and information professionals which make them essential include trust in the profession, freedom of information, evidence-based practice, digital expertise and inclusion, respectful work with indigenous knowledge, support to freedom of expression, equitable access to information, support of the right to privacy, open access principles and cross-sector collaboration.

Greening libraries: a literature review for the Australian Library and Information Association

The Greening Libraries Literature Review provides an overview of academic and professional literature relating to sustainability practices in the library and information sector in Australia and overseas. It is the first output from the Greening libraries research project and was commissioned by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) with the support of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL).

ALIA Honours Board individual profiles: N-Z

Over the last 80-plus years, there have been many people who have helped shape the Association and the library and information science profession in Australia – award recipients, past Presidents, Honorary Members and Fellows. In this document, you will find their inspirational stories of leadership, innovation and achievement.
This document includes individual biographical information about Honours Board recognition recipients with surnames beginning N-Z.


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