Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
Contrary to popular opinion a librarian does not sit in an office reading books all day - although many would like to. Information provided to me has been uploaded here to assist with many of the questions that you have about being a librarian.
Librarian work levels:
a librarian has a postgraduate qualification
a library technician is a paraprofessional with a technical (competency based) qualification; usually library technicians obtain their qualifications through TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes
a teacher-librarian has a teaching qualification plus a library qualification.
To obtain Associate Membership with ALIA all students are required to enter the program with a completed undergraduate degree and complete the prescribed courses and industry placement or have an approved exemption.
If you have any questions regarding this contact Moira Lawler via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following links may offer guidance and educational benefits, and ALIA encourages you to contact your State Representative to seek events that you can become involved in.
ALIA Prize details
ALIA Prize for Highest Achieving Student in the Master in Library and Information Management and the Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Management:
- Membership to ALIA for one financial year* which
includes a subscription to the Associationís magazine
(*financial year is from July to June) offer must be redeemed before the 30th June 2011)
- A yearís subscription to either one of the Associationís journals or your choice, Australian Library Journal (ALJ) or Australian Academic and Research Libraries (AARL); and
- ALIA Award Certificate
Information on international Library Associations and links