Career and Professional Development Advisory Service

members' Advisory Service

The Career and Professional Development Advisory Service is an ALIA personal member benefit. This service assists members to identify how to make the most of professional development, upgrade skills, and improve job satisfaction and employment marketability. 

Need help with:

  • starting your career
  • choosing which LIS sector best suits you
  • re-entering the workforce
  • changing LIS sectors
  • a career transition or promotion
  • finding the right training to upgrade your skills or maintain your professional currency?

These are the types of issues the Career and Professional Development Advisory Service can help you with regardless of your employment status, career stage or educational level; ALIA is your connection to career support.

Find out about how to become an ALIA Certified Professional with ALIA PD Scheme membership and the value of Certified Professional status in progressing your career. Make sure you are utilising all the member benefits ALIA provides to support your career advancement. ALIA Training provides access to a broad range of training and development opportunities for everyone working in the LIS sector.

Requesting Career and Professional Development Advice

To request a personal guidance session please provide in an email:

  • your name and ​contact details
  • personal ALIA membership number
  • current resume
  • your latest job application.

To assist with your session please also include relevant information about your previous work experience, study etc along with career questions you would like assistance with and send it to:

A member of the team will reply within three working days to organise a mutually suitable session time. All guidance is confidential. Bookings are limited so please allow plenty of time in advance to book a session.