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INCITE magazine

INCITE is the premier magazine for the library and information sector in Australia. It is distributed to all ALIA Members and to subscribers around the world.

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



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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 2017 features and copy deadlines.

We welcome submissions from ALIA 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).


INCITE 2017 features and copy deadlines

Issue  Month Theme Copy Deadline
1/2 Jan/Feb

Disruption is our Friend

The Prime Minister has said that the Australia of the future has to be agile innovative and creative. Libraries are at the forefront of change and are self -disrupting to adapt and meet their communities expectations. How has your library met the challenge, what project did you lead and what positive outcomes have the changes produced. Finally let's look forward and consider the next hot spots! 

15 November 2016
3/4 March/April

Career lessons

Whether you are just starting out or have attained a senior leadership position, we all have career lessons to share. How to find the silver lining in those career clouds can be really helpful to those who have not yet experienced a setback.

Tell us what you hope for if you are a newcomer, explain your  career path - how did you find your dream job? How did you recover if you were made redundant? How do you network without it being too obvious and what would you tell your junior self about what you know today? Let's reflect on what we can learn from important career lessons.


17 January 2017
5/6 May/June

Learning Forward

It's all about Professional Development. Being a lifelong learners is important because it ensures that you remain competent in your career. Your ALIA membership is an important way that PD can be seamlessly worked into your career. Tell us how you manage to fit PD into your busy life. Do you have a mentor? What has been the most important lesson this year? The change of pace is faster than it has ever been and PD will ensure you can continue to make meaningful contributions to your teams.

21 March 2017
7/8 July/August

Library Design

How does good design deliver results for your library? Tell us about shining examples of innovative architecture that address user needs in new and interesting ways. How has your library renovated and re-purposed spaces to better respond to your communities' needs? See how today's libraries are conserving existing resources and adapting to economic realities.

16 May  2017
9/10 September/October

Anniversary Issue - 80 years strong

We look back to what has made our association great and forward to the exciting future ahead. We've come a long way since that first meeting of librarians in Canberra but the message is still the same - Together we are Stronger. Tell us how you benefit from professional networks, your ALIA Membership, partnerships with other organisations and collaborating with colleagues. What did you, the library or your organisation gain. The value of community has never been more important especially when you reach significant milestones in life and career.

18 July 2017
11/12 November/December

What Makes a Great Library Service?

We all know that libraries are amazing resources but what is the one thing that makes your service so amazing? Is it the staff, the historical information, the up-to-the minute information that can be accessed, the tools the analyse the information, the programs, the technology, the accessibility and the support for learning. Give us your case studies of an excellent service why you think this particular aspect of your services gives it the leading edge. 

19 September 2017

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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. INCITE can help you connect directly with Australia’s library and information professionals. 

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