Driven by user-centred design,
the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has been
working on a new website and Member Centre which are both set to launch
on 23 August 2021.
There will be a cleaner, more user-friendly layout; ALIA Members and
visitors to the website will be able to find information more easily; it
will streamline event and training registrations, and make it simpler
for Members to track their professional development.
As part of this upgrade, the current ALIA website and Member Centre will be temporarily offline.
- The Member Centre will be inaccessible from 17 August 2021.
- The public facing website will be inaccessible from 21 August 2021.
- Both will be back online from 23 August 2021.
During the website and Member Centre down-time, ALIA will continue to
be active on social media and contactable via phone and email.
What you need to know:
The login process will be simplified. On the new website you will
only need your email address and newly reset password. For institutions
this will be managed by the company administrator.
Changes to the ALIA professional development tracking tool
ALIA’s professional development tracking tool will now be called the
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Logbook. The tracking tool
looks and feels a little different, but is easy to use with reflective
practice based activities. Learning activities show immediately and the
trackers update overnight, so you don’t have to wait long to see your
achievements recorded and your progress towards your goal highlighted.
Your details that are currently held in the Member Centre, including
your CPD hours, will be saved and will be available from 23 August.
Future planned changes
The new website and Member centre to be launched in August will not
be the final version. At present, the future development plans include
new features such as personal pronoun choices and Indigenous place names
as fields in the Member Centre.
We are also looking at an opt-in way of connecting members through
public-facing social media, such as your LinkedIn profile, making you
more discoverable to former colleagues wanting to catch up and potential
employers who would benefit from your skills.
We will be asking you to send your comments and suggestions for
further improvements through a survey and we will be reporting back at
the end of September to let you know about further refinements we plan
to introduce. Any questions, please get in touch: [email protected] 02 6215 8222
For more information, ALIA has prepared an information sheet, which also provides further details and the answers to some common questions.