About ALIA Membership

Become a member of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and open the door to a world of opportunities in the library and information sector.

There are three membership categories; personal, institutional and corporate. In any category, you'll gain access to an extensive network of like-minded professionals, providing valuable opportunities to connect, share knowledge, and collaborate. You will also be supporting ALIA’s advocacy work to promote the essential role libraries play in society. Together we work to advance library and information services for a thriving democracy.

Why join?

Personal: for professional growth, networking and access to resources

Institutional: offer your staff access to a vast professional network, discounted rates for events and development opportunities, and free member only resources

Corporate: Signal your company’s commitment to the library and information sector

Personal Membership

Personal Membership includes Professional and General membership.

Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership is available to library and information organisations.

Corporate Membership

Available to all industry partners that support the library and information industry.

Membership Benefits Table

Membership Benefit Personal member - Professional Personal member - General/Student Institutional member Institutional staff
Free CPD and Member-only events
Member only resources and reports
Monthly CPD Digest, including free CPD opportunities    
ALIA CPD scheme    
ALIA mentoring scheme (nominal fee)    
Weekly RecruitLIS with latest job opportunities
Discounts for conferences, training, CPD and merchandise
Access to Taylor & Francis 30% discount on books
Access to specialist LIS ebooks
Subscription to JALIA
Join ALIA Regional Groups, Special Interest Groups and some Sector Committees**
Serve on the Executive Committee of ALIA Regional Groups, Special Interest Groups and some Sector Committees
Stand for election to the ALIA Board
Nominate a colleague or apply for an ALIA Award
Recognition of your accredited LIS qualification
* Available via Institutional Membership
# Official Institutional nominee
** APLA, ACSL and VLA have representatives of state associations

Unsure which membership is right for you?

Contact our friendly membership team today on 1800 020 071