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.
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 Specials SA Group provides professional development and networking opportunities to professionals and students in special libraries in South Australia. It fosters the exchange of ideas among special libraries, and with those working in allied professional fields of information services,
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 WA Library Technicians Group promotes ALIA and library technician activities. Encourages professional development and communication within local area and nationally.