Contents: Editorial by Lisa Belkin; from the President by Jo Marshall; ALIA Health Libraries Section general meetings by Jenni Rusciano; Fairfield campus information network by Suzanne O'Callaghan; professional issues; ITS: Information technology issues by Dorothea Rowse; forthcoming events; performance indicators by Kathy Hutton; obituary: Mary Delafield by Enid Meldrum.
Contents: From the President; at your service: executive profiles: Jo Marshall, Kathy Hutton, Roxanne McIvor, Lisa Belkin, David Lloyd, Enid Meldrum, Jenni Rusciano, Suzanne O'Callaghan and Janet Hindson; ALIA Health Section general meeting; forthcoming events; fellowships/scholarships; references of interest; obituary: Anne Harrison; personal notes, comments.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) adopts in principle the right of people with a disability to equitable access to information through all library and information services, and promotes the observation of current Commonwealth, state and territory disability discrimination legislation.
The library and information sector has a distinctive area of knowledge and skills which is required for effective professional practice. Library and information specialists need to acquire the relevant disciplinary expertise, demonstrate employment related skills and be prepared for a challenging and dynamic future in many diverse environments.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Australian Society of Archivist (ASA) and Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) collaborated on the development of the Foundation Knowledge, Skills and Attributes for information professionals working in archives, libraries and records management.
The ALIA Rebuilding with Books campaign saw $110,000-worth of books distributed to families who lost their homes in the Victorian bushfires of 2009.
In an emergency, you may not have time to formulate a plan and communicate this to your staff in time. Be prepared to act quickly and efficiently by preparing your response using this guide.
The role of library and information professionals is to find, share and connect. To connect people with ideas, books, information, knowledge, resources and the broader community. Library services enable discovery and innovative thinking, and, as information professionals, we are trusted guides. In a global knowledge economy, our information skills have never been more important.
In 2010 the ALIA Special Library Advisory Committee (SLAC) determined to undertake a statistical study of special libraries in Australia.
The purpose of the study was to enable ALIA, special libraries members and employers (management) to gain a better understanding of the current state of specialist information services in Australia.
In 2014, ALIA, in conjunction with the Australian Law Library Association, Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association), released a study which suggests law firms, government departments, associations and other organisations involved with special libraries gain over $5 in return for every $1 they invest in special libraries.