The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. Together we seek to empower the profession through the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, though leadership, advocacy and mutual professional support.
The New Librarians’ Symposium is a biennial 3-day event hosted by ALIA. The first NLS was held in 2002 in Brisbane, and has since proved to be a popular professional development event with attendees at each event from across Australasia. The New Librarians’ Symposiums encourage participation in the industry by new graduates, and provide a welcoming environment for young and established professionals to exchange ideas and make connections across the industry.