In the second half of 2022, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) was engaged in the first phase of consultation conducted as a key step in the Professional Pathways initiative. The stated goals of the Professional Pathways project are to build a shared understanding of the different areas of knowledge and skills, and the values and ethics that people employed in the library and information services (LIS) sector will need, and to consider what pathways might best support them as they develop and shape their capabilities throughout their career journey.
Education and skills
This seminar presentation (PowerPoint slides), presents a summary of the School Libraries Research Project conducted by Dr Lyn Hay for the ALIA Professional Pathways Project. This includes an overview of the project itself and key findings relating to school library and employee demographics; school library positions and roles; qualifications and qualification pathways.
As part of the Professional Pathways Initiative, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) commissioned research in November 2021 to address the specialised needs of school libraries within the context of ALIA’s vision for developing a professional pathways framework.
This report documents the focus group consultation activities undertaken by ALIA in early 2022 as part of the Professional Pathways initiative.
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 first meeting of the ALIA Professional Pathways Board in 2021 was conducted over Zoom on 5 July 2021, and included discussion of a range of issues including:
- Meeting in NAIDOC week.
- Conduct of the Board.
- Professional Pathways.
ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported the workshop on developing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) skills for library jobs of the future.