There are several Sub-Committees of the Board and the Board appoints Advisory Committees to provide input into its strategic discussions.
Until May 2020, the Sub-Committees are:
- Finance and Risk Management (FARM), chaired by Monika Szunejko
- Membership and Awards (MASC), chaired by Robert Knight
- Professional Development Education Research and Publishing (PDERP), chaired by Helen Ebsworth.
After May 2020, a new Board Sub-Committee structure will be adopted to enable better focus on the Board role of governance and stategic intent.
The new Sub-Committees will be:
- Risk and Governance
- Accreditation and Standards.
The Advisory Committees are:
- ALIA Community on Resource Description
- Australian Public Library Alliance
- Book Industry and Elending Advisory Committee
- Education Advisory Committee
- Health Libraries Advisory Committee (HLA Group)
- Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee
- International Relations Advisory Committee
- National Library Technicians' Advisory Committee
- New Generation Advisory Committee
- Research Advisory Committee
- School Libraries Advisory Committee (ALIA Schools Group)
- Special Library Working Group
- VET Libraries Advisory Committee
There is also the ALIA Research Fund Committee.
ALIA also has representatives on external committees and working groups, for example:
- Australian Digital Inclusion Index Advisory Group
- Blue Shield Australia
- Business Services Industry Reference Committee
- eSmart Libraries Reference Group
- GLAM Peak
- IFLA sections and committees
- Standards Australia IT-09 Computer Application, Information and Documentation Committee
The ALIA Board governs the Association in accordance with our Constitution & By-laws. Each year there is an Annual General Meeting and we publish an Annual Report to inform Members about activities and financial performance.
ALIA has relationships with a number of other organisations, which are formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding.
There are 25 ALIA staff working at ALIA House and in each State and Territory. Click here for the ALIA organisational chart.