Agreements

alia memorandum of understanding (MoU)

What is an MoU?

ALIA maintains a number of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with like-minded associations.  The MoU identify the working relationships, shared interests and common understandings that exist between the collaborating associations.  They clarify the kind of support that will be provided, including benefits for individual members of the associations concerned. 

Current MoU

ALIA is working to ensure we have up-to-date agreements in place with other peak bodies representing the library and information sector.

The ALIA Board has approved agreements with the following associations:

 

ACHI

Parties to the agreement: Australasian College of Health Informatics and Australian Library and Information Association

Date entered into: 3 May 2016 for an indefinite period.

Summary: The agreement is intended to promote cooperation, collaboration and communication between ACHI and ALIA through the Health Libraries Australia Group (ALIA HLA).

 

ALLA

Parties to the agreement: Australian Law Librarians' Association and the Australian Library and Information Association

Date entered into: 31 March 2015 for three years.

Summary: ALIA and ALLA agree to collaborate in areas of common interest including advocacy, research and professional development.

 

ASA and RIMPA

Parties to the agreement: Australian Society of Archivists, Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia and Australian Library and Information Assocation.

Date entered into: April 2015 with review in 2018.

Summary: This agreement identifies synergies and shared objectives and provides a platform for joint cooperation and representation between the three associations.

 

HIMAA

Parties to the agreement: Health Information Management Association of Australia Ltd and Australian Library and Information Association

Date entered into: 23 February 2016 for an indefinite period.

Summary: The MoU aims to promote cooperation, collaboration and communication between HIMAA and ALIA through the Health Libraries Australia Group (ALIA HLA).  

 

HLI

Parties to the agreement: Health Libraries Inc and the Australian Library and Information Association/Health Libraries Australia ( ALIA HLA)

Date entered into: 13 April 2015 with review in 2018.

Summary: The agreement sets out the structure of the relationship between HLA and ALIA/ALIA HLA.  It is intended to encourage information sharing and support the common interests of library and information professionals in the health sector, particularly in the areas of advocacy and professional development.  

      

INELI

Parties to agreement: INELI-Oceania, Australian Library and Information Association, National Library of Australia, National Library of New Zealand, National and State Libraries Australasia, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, State Library of Queensland, Public Libraries Victoria Network, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries and Auckland Libraries.

Date entered into: 20 March 2014 and continuing for four years to July 2018.

Summary: A statement of intent between all parties to support the implementation of INELI-Oceania leadership program designed to develop a network of leaders and innovators that contribute to the development of public libraries in the region.  Support provided includes administrative and promotional services with each party providing a contribution in kind or financial resources.  The program is also supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Member benefits: Opportunity for members to participate in the program and development of future library leaders that will benefit all ALIA members in the public library sector.

 

LIANZA

Parties to agreement: Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa and Australian Library and Information Association.

Date entered into: December 2015 with review in 2017.

Summary: The agreement identifies the benefits to be gained from ALIA and LIANZA working together including collaboration on professional development opportunities and advocacy efforts and joint representation at an international level.

Member benefits: Reciprocity between the professional category ALIA Associate Certified Professional and Professional Registered Member of LIANZA and member rates for LIANZA events including conferences and training seminars.

 

SLA

Parties to agreement: Special Libraries Association and Australian Library and Information Association.

Date entered into: 14 August 2015 with review in 2018.

Summary: The agreement seeks to promote the common interests and mutual goals of the two associations and to identify issues for combined advocacy efforts.

 

 

Questions?

Full text of the agreements can be found be logging into the Members Portal. If you would like further information about ALIA’s work in this area, please contact the ALIA Board Liaison.