alia memorandum of understanding (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. 

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:

  • American Library Association

  • Australasian College of Health Informatics

  • Australian Society of Archivists, Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia

  • Canadian Health Libraries Association

  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals


  • Health Information Management Association of Australia Ltd

  • Health Libraries Inc

  • Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa

  • Library Association of Ireland

  • National Early Language and Literacy Coalition. 


A summary and full text of each agreement can be found in the Member Resources section of the ALIA Member Centre.

If you would like further information about ALIA’s work in this area, please contact the ALIA Board Liaison.