Next year on Friday September 19th Health Libraries Inc. and ALIA Health Libraries Australia will be having a combined PD Day/Conference at the iconic State Library of Victoria.


Put this date in your calendar now!


It follows on from the upcoming ALIA Biennial so be mindful when booking travel and accommodation to include this not to be missed event.


Registration and more details will follow early in 2014.


LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive) fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We discuss research-related issues and welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests.

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 14th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6.

Online Forum: Applying the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers for teacher librarians

To join the online forum you need to access the ALIASchools blog

The online forum will formally take place over a week adn then informally after that. This professional learning activity is your chance to learn a little more about the standards and how they can apply to you in your role as the teacher librarian. Registration is free. You are warmly invited to be a participant and to actively engage in this discussion. All comments, thoughts or ideas are welcomed. 



ALIA Sustainable Libraries

The ALIA Sustainable Libraries Group has been established to inform & educate colleagues on issues of sustainability. The group will support and promote research and professional development, and increase the awareness of environmental concerns amongst library staff. The group also seeks to enhance and promote documentary resources connected to sustainability.

This unit will provide you with skills to manage digital repositories.

  • Defining the scope of the coverage of a digital repository
  • Selecting resources to add to the digital repository
  • Using relevant software applications and equipment to create objects for the repository
  • Creating and editing descriptive, technical and administrative metadata to provide access




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