ALIA core values statement

A thriving culture, economy, and democracy requires the free flow of information and ideas.

Fundamental to that free flow of information and ideas are Australia's library and information services. They are a legacy to each generation, conveying the knowledge of the past and the promise of the future.

Library and information services professionals therefore commit themselves to the following core values of their profession:

  1. Promotion of the free flow of information and ideas through open access to recorded knowledge, information, and creative works.
  2. Connection of people to ideas.
  3. Commitment to literacy, information literacy and learning.
  4. Respect for the diversity and individuality of all people.
  5. Preservation of the human record.
  6. Excellence in professional service to our communities.
  7. Partnerships to advance these values

Reviewed 2007