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Professional Pathways Frameworks Project: Technical Report Overview

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.
 

ALA’s Core Competences of Librarianship

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.

Subject Benchmark Statement: Librarianship, Information, Knowledge, Records and Archives Management (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

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.

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. 
 

Supplementary Submission: Public, Educational and Digital Lending Rights

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.

Anne Harrison Award: research hot topics (2022)

Miss Anne Harrison (1923-1992) was librarian-in-charge of the Brownless Medical Library at the University of Melbourne (1949-1983), and founder of the Central Medical Library Organization (1953-1994). She helped pioneer the introduction of Medline into Australia, and was a founder of the Australian Medical Librarians Group in the early 1970s, and later of the LAA Medical Librarians Section (now ALIA Health Libraries Australia). 
 

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