Universities teaching library and information science recognised for research

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) would like to congratulate Charles Sturt University, NSW; Monash University, Victoria; and Queensland University of Technology. All three universities scored 4 in the ERA research rankings for library and information science, putting them above world standard.

The Excellence in Research for Australia rankings are administered by the Australian Research Council; and are a framework that identifies and promotes excellence in Australian research activity in higher education.

ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher said, ‘ALIA supports library and information science research with annual grants, our scholarly journal (the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association), optional peer review for conference papers, through the work of our highly active Research Advisory Committee and as an industry partner in ARC-funded projects.

‘Research is a vital element in moving the library and information sector towards evidence-based practice. We are especially keen to encourage academic and practitioner collaborations, combining theory with practical returns.’

About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au


Karolina Firman, Communications Officer, karolina.firman@alia.org.au | 02 6215 8221

Thursday 28 March 2019 9:45am