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Courses in library and information management
The phrase 'library and information professionals' refers to those members of the profession who have completed an entry-level qualification in library and information management at either Associate or Library Technician level.
ALIA objects addressed
To promote and improve the services provided by all kinds of library and information agencies.
To ensure the high standard of personnel engaged in information provision and foster their professional interests and aspirations.
The education of library and information professionals is a key factor in the development of excellence in services provided by libraries and information agencies. Courses educating new professionals for the library and information sector must develop graduates capable of providing a high standard of service to benefit the nation and individual clients living in a culturally diverse community that responds to global social, technological, legislative and economic change.
Library and information management courses need to be grounded in the principles of the profession so that graduates can understand and apply its theoretical and practical dimensions. Courses need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to change which impacts on the delivery of library and information services to clients.
The Australian Library and Information Association works collaboratively with educators and training providers, employers and practitioners to promote the development and continuous improvement of courses in library and information management. Initial education should prepare library and information graduates who can achieve excellence in practice. Through the course accreditation process, the Association will ensure that courses:
ALIA's role in education of library and information professionals