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INCITE magazine

INCITE: our members’ magazine

ISSN 0158-0876 (print), 2202-347X (online)

INCITE is the official magazine of the Australian Library and Information Association. It is published nine times each year and every issue includes coverage of trends, issues, opinions and events from across the profession.

INCITE is published for our members and the library and information services sector. We feature content from members working at the forefront of our profession, along with articles from invited contributors. Our aim is to bring you information from every sector and region and to cover a wide range of special interests and information relevant to all career points.

INCITE also reports on ALIA events and activities, including important projects such as the future of profession, advocacy activities and much more. 



ALIA Members can access the latest full editions of INCITE here. Use your member number and password for access.

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Write for INCITE 

Ideas for articles are always welcome. Email the editor with your idea or story lead. You will find guidelines on how to submit to INCITE here and below is a list of our 2015 features and copy deadlines.

We welcome submissions from personal members and staff belonging to institutional member organisations, along with content from invited guest contributors (articles by non members may be published at the discretion of the editor).


Advertise in INCITE

INCITE is read by library and information professionals nationally and internationally. It is consistently identified by our members as one of the key benefits and resources provided through their membership of ALIA, with 5,000 paid copies distributed of every edition and a readership of over 20,000 across all sectors and interests in the profession. INCITE readers look to the magazine for accurate, informative reports on the latest news and events in the library world, and are keen to know about the latest products and services relevant to their industry.

Every edition is published in hard copy and online, including live links. INCITE can help you connect directly with Australia’s library and information professionals. Download a media kit.

INCITE in 2015

In 2015, INCITE will be running a series of features on topics and issues at the forefront of discussion in the sector, including what’s happening to publishing and what library professionals should be doing about it, showcasing significant collaborative projects in the sector, and taking a look at how we can keep kids interested in all things library.

We are also seeking contributors to share with us in every issue on topics of current interest, including reading, design, literacy, publishing, collection management, sector news and career-boosting content for all ages and stages of work in our profession.

And don’t forget our exclusive members’ supplements – our Education Handbook, with a full list of all currently ALIA Accredited LIS education programs will be published in August and the must-have LIS List, our annual directory of specialised LIS services and products, published in November/December. 

Download the current media kit and if you have an idea for a story, contact the editor now!





Jan/Feb 2015 

Round-up of all things award-related.

Have you won one? Created one? From awards for brilliant buildings to smart services, riveting writing or grants for research, we want to know what’s happening across Australia. It’s time to take a bow!

We’ll also tell you what’s in store for our industry’s premier information technology conference, ALIA Information Online 2015 in February. Have you been re-energising classic collections by getting ‘appy’ or looking at the world through high tech? Share your successes and tips in our pre-conference technology feature in the January/February 2015 issue of INCITE.

18 November 2014 25 November 2014
March 2015

War stories: Showcasing the collections projects preserving family histories and marketing the centenary of WWI.

As Australia gets ready to mark the centenary of Gallipoli, our March issue will include a feature on special projects and events connected with the great wars in history, and take a look at the many resources and skills LIS professionals use to help conserve, access and interpret family history. Has the centenary of WWI spurred the genealogists and historians on your staff or in your community? Are you showcasing special collections or developing new resources? Then it’s time to let your colleagues know by writing about it for INCITE

19 January 2015 27 January 2015
April 2015

Making good career moves: Adapting, learning, mentoring and the Australia LIS job market now

Building a library career requires education, lifelong learning, mentoring and a little bit of luck. We’re asking the advice of career librarians from every corner of the profession: tell us what it’s really like in the workforce, and how to remain relevant to future employers. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just begun your LIS career or you’re a seasoned professional, we want to hear from you.

17 February 2015 24 Februrary 2015
May 2015

Marketing magic: Marketing and promotion for the LIS sector


May is the month when LIS stars align for Australian Library and Information Week, National Simultaneous Storytime and much more, so it’s  your time to shine. What’s your perfect marketing mix and why? Share your stories and tips for success with INCITE. Plus we talk to NSS 2015 author Aaron Blabey about The Brothers Quibble (which means it’s time to tell us what you’ve got planned for NSS 2015!)

17 March 2015 24 March 2015

Digital Futures: New technologies, new approaches to LIS services


From big data to cyber safety, this month INCITE is asking how you are managing the challenges of a fast moving and dynamic information world. How are you herding the technology cats – and how can we ensure LIS professionals don’t overload and burn out? 

21 April 2015 28 April 2015
August 2015

Bright Ideas – LIS education in class and on the job 


This month, INCITE looks at LIS education. We’re inviting educators to tell us about emerging themes and essential skills, and we’re inviting new graduates to share their experiences as newcomers to our profession. And we’re asking you how you keep learning after you’ve left the classroom, and how you help your community to update and upskill. 

23 June 2015 30 June 2015 
September 2015

Innovation: New spaces, new ways and strategies for building support


True innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their users’ needs now, and into the future. And innovation comes in many forms: in achieving resourcing support through grants, through getting your stakeholders truly on board with your vision and tailoring your services for the needs of specific groups in your community. How do you do it? 

21 July 2015 28 July 2015

October 2015

Collections: Opening up access to historic collections and curation in a multimedia world

There’s a new buzzword in town: curation. Is this the ‘new’ face of librarianship? Major national and international digitisation projects are changing the way we think about geographical borders, and our multimedia world is bringing the LIS profession and our colleagues in records management and archives closer together than ever before. We want to know what that means for your library and how it is impacting on your work, your career and the collections you manage. 

18 August 2015 25 August 2015
November/December 2015 

Designs that last: What’s new what’s good in library architecture and design 

There are many ways design can improve the user experience, and it’s not just about the big ticket, brand new buildings. If you have a story about how your library changed it up to make it better for clients, then INCITE would like to hear about it for our November/December feature. 

22 September 2015 29 September 2015 





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