Library Technicians

Library Technicians are skilled professionals trained in vocational education training programs around Australia and are a vital part of the library and information sector.


The ALIA Library Technicians put on a biennial symposium for library technicians around Australia. The 2017 Symposium was held in Sydney at The Australian Catholic University in North Sydney from?27 to 29 September 2017. ?The theme was 'bridge to knowledge'.? The 2019 Symposium, Melbourne, takes place from 13-15 November 2019 with the theme 'Discover, Diversify, Dive In.'

ALIA’s Library Technician groups also put on many professional and social events throughout the year. You can find information about the groups on the ALIA groups page.

Each year on the Tuesday of Library and Information Week, library and information services around Australia celebrate library technicians on National Library Technicians Day. This day provides an opportunity for library technicians to promote ALIA, the profession, and their role in libraries and to celebrate their many achievements.


Research Grant

ALIA provides the biennial Library Technician Research Award?(previously the Dunn & Wilson scholarship) for individual financial library technician members or a group of financial library technician members.? The $5,000 Research Grant? provides the recipient/s with an opportunity to undertake a particular project of relevance to the role of library technicians in the broad library and information profession.

Library Technician of the Year Award

ALIA’s National Library Technicians group administers the Library Technician of the Year Award.

WA Library Technicians Group (WALT) Conference Grant

WALT administer the Library Technicians Group Conference Grant.



ALIA has many groups around the country that focus on professional development and networking opportunities for library technicians.

Get in touch


ALIA’s elists are an easy way to keep in touch with other library technicians as well as find information about upcoming professional development and networking opprotunties or the latest developments in the sector. You can find relevant elists below: