Library Matters

STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

ALIA’s Guidelines, Standards and Outcome Measures for Australian Public Libraries

A 92 page guide that outlines the industry standard best practice in running a library.

RESEARCH TOOLS

Library and Information Science Commons™
A collection of open-access articles on library and information science.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ALIA Professional Development Scheme

The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.. They have a detailed, points-based professional development scheme to ensure members stay current in their skills and knowledge. Points are accrued through attending training sessions, attending conferences, and writing reflective reports on your learning process.

WebJunction.org

Free training session and seminars for library professionals. It includes the Alternative Basic Library Education – a free course for library staff with no formal training.

LibraryCarpentry

A course on using open-source tools for data management for librarians.

LIBRARY SPACES

Eleven things organisations can learn from airports

A list of eleven things that airports do wrong that result in them feeling sterile and anxiety-provoking. Compare this with Schiphol Airport’s library and art museum.

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