Current consultations


ALIA wants to hear your feedback on a range of matters from submissions to government, to updates to our policies and everything inbetween to ensure that we are representing the needs and viewpoints of our Members. 

Completed reports, submissions and survey results will be published either on the submissions page; the reports, research and survey results page; or the policies, standards and guidelines page


SUBMISSIONS and responses 

The preferred method of feedback for submissions is emailing your thoughts to there is a consultation that you believe ALIA should respond to, please let us know at

You can see examples of previous ALIA submissions on the website. 

Other engagement with alia

The following ALIA Committees are seeking new members: the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee and the ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee.

Nominations are open for the Marjorie Cotton Award (which is awarded to a person who promotes the role and image of librarians providing library services for young people), and the Bess Thomas Award (which is presented to a person who has encouraged and supported the development of innovative and significant public library services to young people). The application deadline for both of these awards is 30 July 2021. 

ALIA Members are encouraged to join the new ALIA Disability group. Interested parties can also subscribe to the group alert by emailing


This page is accurate as of 23 July 2021