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 National Early Language and Literacy Strategy Coalition of which ALIA is a founder member released a discussion paper which outlines the objectives and priorities of a national early language and literacy strategy. Send feedback to
  • INCITE magazine is producing a digital supplement to the July/August issue, focusing on workplace diversity. We are seeking submissions, and responses to a survey, on how your library goes about attracting, recruiting and supporting staff from a range of different backgrounds. More details here. Deadline: Monday 31 May.

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

Applications are open for the ALIA Des Tellis Australian Geoscience Information Association Grant. This grant is for research, knowledge-sharing or the development of tools and resources related to geoscience information and data management in Australia. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021. You can also apply for the ALIA Research Grant Award an annual award up to $5,000 open to to library practitioners and early career LIS researchers who are members of ALIA; and the new Mis/disinformation in library collections in Australia research grant.

Nominations are open for the HCL Anderson Award which honours an outstanding achievement within the library and information services sector by an associate member; the Metcalfe Award which recognises high achievement by a personal financial member in their first five years of practice in libraries and information services; the Redmond Barry Award which honours outstanding contribution to the library and information services sector by an individual who is not eligible for associate or library technician membership.

As well as 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. 


This page is accurate as of 7 May 2021, and will be updated as needed.