The Australian Library and Information Association [ALIA] is the professional organisation for Australian libraries and information services. It aims at developing, promoting and delivering quality library and information services to the nation. A month-to-month list of news in this area can be found on the ALIAnet home page.
The Arts Libraries Society is a forum for the exchange of information and materials and cooperates with other national and international organizations in the field of arts and librarianship. The website informs about conferences and projects. A useful link list includes Art Libraries in Australia & New Zealand, International Art Libraries, Databases & Directories, Art Galleries & Museums as well as Library and Research Organisations.
The Council of Australian University Librarians aims at maximising the access of staff and students of Australian universities to the information resources essential for teaching, learning and research. CAUL strives to be a common voice for all university libraries, provides a forum for discussion and promotes common interests. Links to Australian University Libraries and Australian University Web Sites offer access to the web sites of all Australian Universities and their libraries.
The Council of Australian State Libraries is the body representing State and Territory libraries and the National Library throughout Australia. The modest range of links includes Australian Libraries Gateway, Australian Library and Information Association, Council of Australian University Librarians and Australian Public Libraries Network.
Australia’s largest reference library not only holds over 2.7 million books but letters and journals, manuscripts, magazines, newspapers, pictures, maps, films, videos and online publications relating to Australia and its people. Exhibitions and publications complete the selection/ the range of services. Furthermore the NLA offers an extensive link list. Australian Libraries Gateway, for example, gives you the opportunity to find current information about every library in Australia. It is a very useful instrument for both library professionals and the public.
IAML understands itself as a forum for the discussion of issues and projects in the field of music libraries via publications and conferences. It advances access to music resources on a national level. The website informs about activities, publications, conferences and links relating to music libraries. It furthermore publishes a quarterly newsletter (Intermezzo) and the annual journal (Continuo). IAML International offers external international music links.
Public Libraries Australia represents public libraries on a national level, promoting the interests of all public libraries in Australia. Links to Public Libraries Directories and Public Library Associations and Organisations help you to locate any public library in Australia or to learn about related organisations.