ALIA SA Specials


The ALIA Specials SA Group provides professional development and networking opportunities to professionals and students in special libraries in South Australia.  It fosters the exchange of ideas among special libraries, and with those working in allied professional fields of information services, knowledge management, indexing, records management and archives.  It is also committed to advocacy on behalf of its members. 




ALIA: 10 ways libraries power high performance organisations - download handout, download poster


Research and publications

AGLIN: Literature review 2016 - download

ALIA: Future of the LIS profession: special libraries - link

ALIA: Guidelines for special libraries experiencing service reviews [draft] - download

ALIA: The unique role and values of library and information professionals in special libraries - download

ALIA: Return on investment of special libraries 2014 - link

Special Libraries: A Survival Guide, James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein - link

ALIA: Australian government libraries policy decisions based on fact - download

Report on closure of special libraries in South Australia - download

Succession planning for special libraries - download



SA special libraries August 2018 - link

Visit their Facebook page: ALIASASpecials

Agenda and Minutes

ALIA SA Specials Group Meeting Minutes and Agenda
Minutes - 8 May 2019

Agenda - 8 May 2019

Agenda - 3 April 2019

Minutes - 3 April 2019

Minutes - 6 March 2019

ALIA SA Specials AGM
Agenda - 13 February 2019

Minutes - 13 February 2019

Group interest
Special Libraries in the South Australia region
Group category