Work environment

Future of the library and information science profession: library and information professionals

Every year, some 800 people graduate from an Australian university or TAFE, with a professional qualification in library and information science. Often it is a second career choice, and this contributes to the diversity of age and experience within the sector. Graduates with a degree or Masters qualification are eligible to become an ALIA Associate member, and those with a VET certificate or diploma, an ALIA Library Technician member. 

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Additional material and bibliography

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

It provides an overall framework which encompasses a number of models or options that can be further adapted for use in library workplaces or in training situations. As it is based on assessment against the Library Industry Competency Standards at levels A-D, it provides a common basis against which to benchmark the learning that takes place in many different situations.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Guide B

This title of this guide is Recognition exemplar using modules in the Diploma of Library and Information Studies.

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Guide A

The title of this guide is Recognition exempler using the library industry competency standards.

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Chapters 1-7

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

It provides an overall framework which encompasses a number of models or options that can be further adapted for use in library workplaces or in training situations. As it is based on assessment against the Library Industry Competency Standards at levels A-D, it provides a common basis against which to benchmark the learning that takes place in many different situations.

A strategy for the recognition of competence in the library and information services industries: at industry levels A-D. Contents

This Recognition Strategy is designed to provide a national process and guidelines for recognising the current knowledge and skills of people working in, or proposing to enter the library industry.

It provides an overall framework which encompasses a number of models or options that can be further adapted for use in library workplaces or in training situations. As it is based on assessment against the Library Industry Competency Standards at levels A-D, it provides a common basis against which to benchmark the learning that takes place in many different situations.

Nexus: an analysis of the data collected in the nexus census

This report presents the background and rationale to the collaborative research project, which was born from the fundamental belief that there was a nexus, a deep connection, or indeed a series of connections, between education, curriculum, recruitment, retention, training and development that was necessary to sustain and develop the LIS workforce in Australia.

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