Library services at VET education providers improve the lives of students by supporting every student, providing 24/7 access to resources, acting as a welcoming space, facilitating digital inclusion and independent learning, widening horizons, providing copyright expertise, business efficiency, education equity, and the recruitment, engagement and retention of students.
Each year the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) trend reports provide Members, including employees, employers, students and educators, with an understanding of the national library and information science (LIS) education and employment landscape.
Document presents information regarding TAFE library budgets in New South Wales, including the need for further funding based on learning outcomes and principles of equity and social justice.
The VET Libraries Advisory Committee advises the ALIA Board of Directors on the development of a strategic program for members working in vocational libraries or with interests in vocational librarianship.
The document records institutions, contacts and participation in the National Reciprocal Borrowing Scheme among vocational libraries.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has had requests for more detail on industry placement processes by some educators seeking guidance on best practice principles in industry placements. This document provides best practice guidelines for organising industry placements.
This document was submitted by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in response to the Digital Transformation Discussion Paper.
This is the sixth annual ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report. Our intention is to provide students, educators, employees and employers with an understanding of the national library and information science (LIS) landscape, and the Association with the data we need to help inform our approach as the sector’s peak professional body.
National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 13-15 November 2019 Melbourne: Discover, Diversify, Dive In
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the keynote address which looked back over the last 50 years of education for library technicians in Australia and explored the questions of ‘Why?’, ‘How?' and ‘Who? of the development of library technicians as an identifiable group within the library industry.
Over the last five years, that TAFEs have been reducing their investment in course coordinators (the administrative support role). This has a negative effect on the student experience and has serious implications for the capacity of lecturers in terms of delivering the course and ensuring that students graduate with a full understanding of the subjects they have taken. This has the potential to devalue the course and to damage the reputation of the TAFE institution and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as the accrediting body.
National Library and Information Technicians Symposium, 27-29 September 2017 North Sydney: bridge to knowledge
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) highlighting the need for increased ICT skills in library technicians was delivered during the LT Research Award 2015 presentation.