Member Benefits

Our member benefits include a variety of ways for you to stay up to date, receive support and advice, develop your networks, invest in your career and be recognised.


Becoming a Member of ALIA supports the lobbying and advocacy activities of the Association. Our advocacy campaigns provide opportunities for the sector to promote its value and to highlight issues of importance to the communities we serve.

Enewsletters and INCITE

Keep up to date with the latest new developments and cutting edge topics with ALIA Weekly. Get in depth knowledge into the LIS industry through numerous newsletters and publications, including our magazine and scholarly journal.

INCITE is the premier magazine for the LIS in Australia and is available online. Click on the cover of the latest issue to read more.

Continuing Professional Development

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme provides a framework that enables skilled personnel with a commitment to ongoing learning to demonstrate their value to employers and the broader community. Our PD Postings monthly newsletter is full of free resources and links to training courses to continue your lifelong learning. You also receive access to an easy-to-use, professional CPD Logbook to record all your activities and access our extensive industry knowledge and experience.

Professional recognition of qualifications

ALIA accredits courses for future Library and Information Sector employees allowing immediate recognition of your qualifications. However, we also offer a Widened eligibility for Australian qualifications as well as professional overseas recognition of qualifications.  Members can also access reciprocal recognition agreements with UK, Ireland, America and New Zealand.

Member discounts 

ALIA Members receive discounted prices on all our products, events and training as well as an additional 30% discount on books through Taylor & Francis.

Networking opportunities

Benefit from more than 20 Special Interest Groups and Networks. Be supported both socially and professionally with like minded individuals.

Support and advice

ALIA have a variety of qualified staff that provide support and advice for our members; membership, education, continuing professional development, mentoring, corporate support and advertising. Read our ALIA Career Development Kit to pinpoint your skills and learn more about the LIS.


Resources and reports

We provide resources for libraries to assist in managing their requirements with COVID-19, Disaster planning and Digital health literacy.  Get free access to current and historical reports, research and survey results on a variety of topics in ALIA Library.


ProQuest ebook package

A great collection of books is an essential part of an information professional’s toolkit. The ProQuest ebook package is provided FREE as part of your ALIA membership.

Fellowships and awards

The Board of Directors may confer the distinction of Fellow and the post-nominal FALIA on an ALIA Member who, in the opinion of the Board, has reached an exceptionally high standard of proficiency and has made a distinguished contribution to the theory and practice in the library and information sciences.

Each year the ALIA community recognises excellence in professional practice and research within the field of library and information management. We offer a range of awards, grants and scholarships.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please call us on 1800 020 071 or email us at [email protected].