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 and how to join or organise one, please see the ALIA Groups – Useful Information page or contact our Groups Coordinator.
Australasian Libraries in Emergency and Security (ALIES) ALIES is a cooperative information network which aims to serve and support the common interests of law enforcement, emergency services, and security agencies connected with human, natural, industrial and technological events and disasters.
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.
https://www.alia.org.au/sites/default/files/HLA%20Advisory%20Committee%20Annual%20Report%202017.pdfThe 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
Library Technician Research AwardPromotes ALIA and library technician membership on a national basis and actively represents the interests of library technicians in national forums. ALIA National Library Technicians administer the Library Technician of the Year Award.
ALIA Rare Books and Special Collections is a forum for library and information professionals who are responsible for, and interested in, rare books and special collections.
https://membership.alia.org.au/events/event/alia-schools-webinar-curation-of-open-education-resources-especially-stemALIA 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.