ALIA Groups are formed by members for our members and are either geographically or interest based. While some Groups are localised, many of them operate nationwide. ALIA Members create Groups for many reasons and do all kinds of things. Some have fewer than 30 members, others have hundreds.
ALIA Groups are run by energetic and committed volunteer ALIA Members who generously give their time to create active and vibrant professional networks that extend across Australia. Groups operate in a variety of different ways. Some operate online only while others hold local networking and low cost professional development events. Some Groups even develop and host major national symposia. To find out more about these events visit the ALIA events calendar. If you would like to find out more about ALIA Groups check out the Group FAQs or contact our Groups Coordinator.
ALIA Asia Pacific Special Interest Group is a national group that aims to lead efforts in identifying new sources of support for the development between information professionals in the region, through two-way co-operation.
ALIA Children's and Youth Services promotes library services to children and youth, highlighting children's literature and fostering professional development of members. It co-ordinates the national ALIA awards for children's librarians, promotes children's librarianship within the profession, and encourages networking and communication between members.
The vision of Health Libraries Australia is that all Australians benefit from health library and information professionals’ expertise that is integral to evidence based health care.
LARK (Library Applied Research Kollektive) fosters evidence-based practice and applied research in library and information studies. We welcome members of ALIA and other professional associations with similar interests.
Law Librarians Queensland aims to:
The ALIA Queensland Library Technicians offers support, networking, and learning opportunities for library technicians and students, promotes ALIA and membership, acts as mentors for newly-qualified library technicians and provides forum for information and discussion.
ALIA Queensland is a cross-sectoral, state based group seeking to provide opportunities for ALIA members to participate in networking and professional development activities. The group aims to be representative of ALIA members in Queensland. ALIA Queensland hosts a range of events and activities. Members and non-members all welcome.
ALIA Schools promotes the interests of school libraries and teacher-librarians, provides opportunities for professional development, lobbies for school libraries with state and local groups, liaises with other groups, identifies and analyses current trends in teacher librarianship, and maintains the profile of teacher-librarianship within ALIA.
The ALIA Student and New Graduates Group provides a forum for new graduates to communicate and socialise with colleagues and build relationships and networks within the profession.The group aims to facilitate networking for the new generation of library professionals, provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to new professionals, organise meetings and training specifically relevant to students and new graduates and facilitate the introduction of new graduates into the wider ALIA community. By doing so, the group aims to ensure the long-term future of the Association (relevance and member participation), and to support and assist with the mentoring program in each state.
ALIA Sydney presents a selection of formal and information events to encourage discussion and critical engagement and create networking opportunities across the library and information section in Sydney and beyond.
ALIA Top End provides professional development activities, supports isolated and remote members to attend local professional development activities and relevant interstate and international professional activities. Promotes excellence in delivery of library and information services. Planned activities include professional development activities, workshops, talks, and a directory of agencies in the Northern Territory. The group covers all of the Northern Territory with a focus on the Top End.
ALIA URLs (ACT), (Universities and Research Libraries’ Group), provides a networking and information-sharing forum for all levels of library staff interested in issues and trends affecting the development of university and research libraries. The group organises professional development and training opportunities and provides a network of communication and support. ALIA URLs aims to enhance inter-institutional information exchange within the region, and liaises with other relevant organisations. Planned activities include seminars, monthly meetings with guest speakers, and workshops on topics relevant to the sector.
The ALIA WA Library Technicians Group promotes ALIA and library technician activities. Encourages professional development and communication within local area and nationally.
ALIAWest co-ordinates and communicates strategic professional issues and organises continuing professional development activities statewide.