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Information Management

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Professional organisations

Australian organisations

This is the social and professional group for people who work in galleries, libraries, archives and museums – and for those who like hanging around with GLAM types.  

ANZSI aims to represent the interests of indexers and to provide training and other resources to all Australians and New Zealanders involved in indexing. 

ALIA is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. 

AMaGA is the national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries

AIATSIS is Australia's only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia. 

The NAA holds the memory of our nation and keeps vital Australian Government records safe.

The NFSA’s mission is to collect, preserve and share Australia’s vibrant and diverse audio visual culture.

ICOM Australia is a part of the global network of museum and heritage professionals committed to the world’s natural and cultural heritage

RIMPA is the longest serving peak body for industry practitioners in the southern hemisphere. 

VALA is an independent Australian based not-for-profit organisation that actively supports the use and understanding of information technology in libraries and the GLAM sector. Through its dynamic and professional network of information technology practitioners, VALA offers wide and innovative professional development opportunities, conferences, events, scholarships and awards for its members and friends. 

International organisations

IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. 

ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. 

IATUL is known and appreciated as the global association for professional networking of library directors and senior managers at university and research libraries. Over 260 member libraries collaborate in multinational IATUL projects in order to enrich and learn from each other and exchange ideas and experience at a multitude of events that IATUL offers for the global community of librarians.

The Charted Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Independent voice for the UK’s information profession. Guided by the Royal Charter to develop and improve library and information services, and by being a charity to act in the public good. 

An independent umbrella association of library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe. 

Ted Talks and Twitter

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A great series of Ted Talks that celebrate libraries, librarians and the communities they build. 


Keep informed, entertained and current by following an organisation on Twitter

Keep informed, entertained and current by following an organisation on Twitter

And for a bit of fun

Webcasts, Podcasts and Blogs


A range of library topics are covered in webcasts.  Join in live or watch later. 


Take a break from your studies while keeping up with industry trends and be entertained, informed and inspired by an industry podcast.

New York Public Library podcast 

Daniel Messer, the Cyberpunk Librarian, talks about ideas, trends, and cool stuff for technologically minded librarians who are high tech and low budget! 

A popular podcast series from American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. 

Each episode features a guest from the information profession telling their origin story, sharing insight into their career path and discussing the future of information and knowledge sharing and discovery. 

Listen to inspiring conversations with innovative people working to make  libraries thrive in the 21st century 

Jo Wood talks to information professionals from all sectors about their careers so far, CPD, frustrations, achievements, and what they would do if I put them in charge of the profession for a day. 

Amy Hermon tackles the issues and challenges school librarians face everyday. 

Gain tips and tricks for story time success. 


Follow a librarian or library to stay up to date with the latest topics and trends happening in the sector by subscribing to a blog.   

Find library and information science best practices, issues, technology and trends from librarians around the world on Elsevier's Library Connect website. 

Keep up with All kinds of marketing ideas for all kinds of libraries. 

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