This LibGuide is intended as a resource for University of Melbourne Library staff. This homepage provides access points to a range of useful resources for the profession. The libguide also provides links to the catalogue records for a broad range of library related journals through the a-z tabs and the relevant databases as provided to University staff and students.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions for any additional resources you would like to see on this page.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) provides accreditation for library studies and information management courses in Australia. Details of accredited courses and schools around the country can be found through their website.
If you have completed your formal qualification the ALIA professional development scheme is a great way to keep up to date with changes in the profession.
There are many library themed blogs available. A great place to start looking for Australian library blogs is Libraries Interact's listing of Australian Library Blogs. There are a number of other lists of library blogs out there another good source that is not restricted to Australian content is 'top 25' Librarian blogs which has been put together by Online Education Database.
You might also be interested in keeping up to date with the latest national library news and conferences through the ALIA blog.
Closer to home The University of Melbourne Library publishes a blog for library staff called Library Intelligencer.
If you are having trouble keeping track of all the blogs you want to read you might want to read them through an RSS reader. If you have a Gmail account, try Google Reader. This tutorial explains how it works.
There are a wide variety of professional associations for librarians. Some of these are International in focus and some are specific to a country or region. There are a number of associations representing particular areas of librarianship. Professional associations can be a rich source for networking, publications, standards etc. Please follow the links below for more information:
VALA (libraries, technology and the future)
Wikipedia has a fairly extensive list here.