Canberra, 2 March: As part of the Professional Pathways project ALIA has launched a survey aimed at better understanding the professional development context and needs of those employed by school libraries in specific occupations.
In addition, the project team would like to hear from school library staff who do not do not fit into these categories. Although we know how crucial school libraries are to students, we don’t currently have a clear picture of the wide range of staffing arrangements and needs across Australian schools. This research project is a small but important step towards understanding the best way to support our amazing school library staff and in turn our school library communities.
“This fits in with ALIA’s wider investment in the library and information profession through our Professional Pathways Initiative, which will support new pathways into and within the library and information sector,” said Ms Hepworth.
For those working in a school library but not identifying with the specific occupations, or for any other questions, please contact the education team at [email protected]
Click here to take the survey
* Definitions for the purpose of this survey are informed by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Becoming a Library & Information Professional Guide: