The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is pleased to announce that Wednesday 23 May 2018, marks the 18th National Simultaneous Storytime event, an annual advocacy campaign hosted by ALIA. Each year, a picture book is selected for a simultaneous reading event in libraries, schools, pre-schools, family homes, childcare centres, bookshops, children’s hospitals and communities across Australia. This year for the first time, children in New Zealand will join in and two nations will read together simultaneously.
Wednesday 9 August 2017 Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association will present prestigious awards to two senior library leaders and an early career librarian to honour their contributions to the library and information sector.
The 2017 ALIA Excellence Award winners are:
Congratulations to the five library design award winners
Same book read to children all over Australia at 11am AEST on 24 May
Friday, 5 May 2017, Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Freedom of Access to Information and Resources (FAIR) have joined the call and are asking library and information professionals to support a campaign urging the release of librarian Natalya Sharina, who is currently under house arrest in Moscow.
ALIA and FAIR are in partnership with CILIP, the UK's library and information association, and Amnesty International - the organisations which coordinated this campaign.
Wednesday 3 May, 2017 Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Board of Directors has conferred the distinction of Fellow on Ann Ritchie, with special consideration for her work in the field of health librarianship. A Fellowship is one of the highest honours the Association can award.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017, Canberra: Australians love their libraries. More than eight million of us are library members and we visit libraries around nine million times a month.
This Library Lovers’ Day – 14 February – the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is asking library lovers to celebrate with their library.
Canberra Wednesday, February 15, 2017: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align future research projects and activities in the Australian LIS profession.
Friday, 3 February 2017, Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) congratulates Lyndall Osborne on her nomination and election to the Vice President-elect of the Board.
Monday 10 October, 2016, Canberra: They are tried and true books which the readers have chosen because they make the reader feel good about life.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today revealed the results of a two-month search for mood-boosting titles on World Mental Health Day.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 Canberra: UNESCO has proclaimed 28 September as the International Day for the Universal Access to Information (IDUAI).
IDUAI has particular relevance with the new 2030 Development Agenda, and in particular with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.10 which calls for ensuring public access to information and protection of fundamental freedoms, an issue libraries in Australia support.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016, Canberra: We are pleased to announce that the ALIA 2016 Research Grant Award goes to Ann Ritchie and Michele Gaca.
Their project is: ‘The contribution of Australian hospital libraries towards their organisations' achievement of accreditation by the National Safety and Quality in Health Care Service (NSQHS) Standards’.
The ALIA Board has awarded $5000 to fund the research.
The application for the award noted that the objective of the project is:
Thursday 1 September 2016 Adelaide: A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) says there will be a modest increase in the number of qualified positions over the next five years, but a decrease in the number of positions for staff without a library and information science qualification.
Wednesday 31 August 2016 Adelaide: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is proud to announce it will be celebrating its 80th anniversary next year as the member organisation of choice for the library and information sector.
Tuesday 30 August 2016, Adelaide: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has unveiled a new online information hub.
Called ALIA READ (Resources, Electronic and Archived Documents), it is designed to be an open access hub for ALIA generated information.
Tuesday 30 August 2016, Adelaide: The inaugural ALIA Australian Library Design Awards are seeking the best new library architecture and interior design that Australia has to offer.
New York, 29 August, 2016: NetGalley today announced a new initiative for the Australian Library and Information Association's (ALIA) members to gain fastest access to new digital proofs, by validating ALIA member ID numbers within NetGalley profiles.
Monday 29 August 2016, Adelaide: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) welcomes a delegation of senior Singapore librarians to the ALIA National 2016 Conference being held in Adelaide, with six representatives from the National Library Board.