The Future of LIS Education

Viv Barton, ALIA President chose education as the theme for her Presidential year, from May 2020 – May 2021.

Since October 2019, we have held focus groups, published an ALIA issues paper, carried out a survey of the sector, consulted with major employers and special interest groups, and produced The future of library and information science education in Australia discussion paper, which generated further feedback.

On 30 November 2020, ALIA will release a plan for the future of the library and Information profession, as the culmination of consultations across the sector over the past year, with close to 450 active participants. This plan will launch an ambitious 4-year timeline for the strengthening of professional pathways in Australia. Following this release, there will be opportunities for those in the library and information sector to discuss the plan at a series of Town Hall meetings in December. This plan will also be the major focus of the ALIA Education Summit on 16 February 2021.

If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact the team: education@alia.org.au.