Flexible career paths for everyone working in libraries: ALIA reveals the results of 12 months' consultation with the sector

After months of focus groups and feedback, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is pleased to launch Professional Pathways - a boldly ambitious initiative which aims to strengthen the profession, increase diversity, focus on contemporary skills and promote a future-ready workforce.

You can read the consultation draft of the plan, which outlines a four-year timeline to develop and roll out a new framework for the certification of library and information professionals. This consultation draft is accompanied by a special message from ALIA President Viv Barton; an introductory presentation from ALIA’s Director of Learning; messages of support from leaders in school, public, special and academic libraries, and a set of Q&As.

Viv Barton, ALIA President, says: ‘When I became President, I took the Future of LIS Education as my presidential theme. Over the past 12 months, we have seen this initiative evolve into the plan that you see today, which reflects the realities of the current workplace and education environment.’

To give ALIA Members and other interested parties an opportunity to engage in discussion around this plan, ALIA is holding a series of online Town Hall meetings. Some of the sessions are themed around specific sectors, but you can participate in any – and if you would like to attend more than one, you will be very welcome.

Please direct any questions to education@alia.org.au.

About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au

Contact: Sue McKerracher, ALIA CEO, M 0404 456 749 | T 02 6215 8215 | E sue.mckerracher@alia.org.au


Monday 30 November 2020 1:00pm