Purpose of the Framework
The Framework distills the skills, knowledge and ethics needed to work effectively in the LIS sector and to provide high-quality services to library communities.
The Framework is aimed at a multitude of LIS stakeholders, bringing students, employees, employers, educators, training providers, organisations and the professional association together into a common presentation of the knowledge, skills and ethical behaviour that underpin the workforce and the sector.
Because the Framework is sector-wide, it can serve as a mechanism to foster professional cohesion and be used an advocacy tool through the clear expression of the vital significance of our core values and ethical principles, providing a visible structure to our field of practice and articulating our contemporary identity.
The Framework communicates both within and outside the LIS sector, offering a clearly articulated presentation of our shared ethics, values and knowledge areas. Having a clear impression of the sector will support those looking to transition careers, bringing with them a diversity of skills and experience.