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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. Every includes 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 newest full editions of INCITE here, just use your member number and password for access.

Want to access more? Visit the ALIA publications archive for free access to older editions of ALIA’s LIS magazine as well as other publications produced by ALIA.

Want to subscribe to INCITE separately from your membership? Click here for details. 


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 click here for our 2014 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. Click here for a downloadable media kit.


INCITE in 2014

In 2014 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 have scheduled some of our features already – read on for details of these, and stay in touch with INCITE via ALIA’s social media and website for notification of more special contribution and advertising opportunities throughout 2014.

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 April and the must-have LIS List, our annual directory of specialised LIS services and products, published in October. 

Please note there are major changes to our copy and advertising deadlines in 2014 (shown below) and to word counts for submissions (click here for guidelines). Some advertising sizes have also changed. For the current media kit, click here - and if you have an idea for a story, contact the editor now!






Smashing the stereotype

We take a long, hard look at ourselves, get some fashion advice and examine the hipster librarian trend. Plus we find out where graduates of the prestigious Aurora Leadership Institute are now.

20 November 2013

2 December 2013


The reading and writing issue

As we settle into the new year, this is the issue to explore what library and information professionals are reading and writing. More than a few are writing commercial fiction and the advent of epublishing has made authors out of many of us. We share tips and tricks from successful LIS authors and explore the technology that supports them. Plus we take a look at reader development with UK expert Rachael Van Riel.

21 January 2014

28 January 2014

April *

Putting the ‘L’ word back in libraries

Staff development is a major feature for our April issue. We’re hearing a lot of LIS employers talking about the need to put library/information qualifications back in their job descriptions and job adverts. We’ll investigate this trend and examine succession planning and career advancement planning best practice in the workplace. Plus – our wrap on the Report from the Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy.

*This issue also includes our annual Education Handbook with a full list of all currently ALIA-accredited LIS education programs.

17 February 2014

24 February 2014 

* For full details of how to advertise in the Education Handbook, contact



Build it and they will come…

This is the big promotions issue of the year, where our contributors share how they promote and celebrate their services and the profession. It’s the month of Library and Information Week, National Simultaneous Storytime, plus we will be featuring the little ‘extras’ many libraries now provide – the bookshops, the cafes, the merchandising. What’s on the shelves outside your library? Plus our annual survey of new design, new libraries and great innovations in everything from signage to service points.

18 March 2014

25 March 2014


Putting the spotlight on publishing

ALIA’s Future of the Profession project and the discussion around the upcoming report of the Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy have revealed indicators that the relationship between libraries and publishers are set for further significant change. Some libraries are already successful epublishers; others are coming up with new ways to work with content creators. So how’s that working? 

22 April 2014

29 April 2014


The tyranny of distance

Is there one anymore?  We’re going regional to find out. Has technology really fixed everything from speedy internet access to replacing face-to-face networking for regional LIS professionals? With cuts to staff numbers, what about those libraries with small staff numbers and professionals working alone? Our contributors will share their clever solutions for staying up-to-date and in front, regardless of where and when they are working.

17 June 2014

24 June 2014


Together we are stronger

 Libraries have collaborated with each other, with government, with business and much more to deliver great gains in information and knowledge management. In this issue we showcase new and innovative collaborations and talk about the benefits of collaborative partnerships between vendors, suppliers, organisations and the library community. And we look at our upcoming national conference -- who's coming, who's talking and what about. 

22 July 2014

29 July 2014


Taking care of (LIS) Business

This month we will explore and share some business basics for LIS professionals, with help from the experts on contracts and procurement. We will take a look at finance and budgets and share members’ success stories on doing less with more.

 *This issue also includes our annual LIS List, featuring the very best products and services in our handy annual directory.  

19 August 2014

26 August 2014 

* For full details of how to advertise in the LIS LIST, contact


It’s all about the kids

In our last issue of the year we will showcase the latest examples of how libraries of all types and the people who work in them connect successfully with children. From collection management to special services to flexible spaces, some clever LIS professionals are succeeding in attracting whole new generations. We’re asking: what works, what’s new, and what’s our role in guiding children to become literate (library-loving) adults?

22 September 2014

29 September 2014





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