ALIA LIS education, skills and employment trend report 2018

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

This is the fifth annual ALIA LIS education, skills and employment trend report. The report provides students, educators, employees and employers with an understanding of the national library and information science (LIS) landscape.
 
The library and information sector remains an attractive employment choice but there is undoubtedly competition for jobs. The workforce tends to be fairly static, with a relatively small number of vacancies occurring through staff turnover, people leaving the sector and the creation of new positions. There will be a modest increase in the number of qualified positions available over the next five years, but a decrease in the number of positions for staff without a library and information science qualification. The growth shows the importance of a formal commitment to ongoing learning by LIS professionals to stay current, such as utilising the recognition provided by ALIA’s Certified Professional PD Scheme. Changes to ALIA’s Professional Development Program in the lead up to 2020 reflect the need for Certified Professional status in many parts of the sector.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2018
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia