In March 2007, Mary Teague, as Executive Convenor, AGLIN and Sue Hutley as Executive Director ALIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The MoU will be reiewed after 2 years of operation and sees AGLIN and ALIA working together to advance the cause of government libraries and information services in Australia and to benefit government library and information sector and the people working in it.
AGLIN and ALIA will form an a alliance to work co-operatively and to collaborate in areas that –
· Are of mutual benefit and interest
· Focus on the value of library services in general, and government libraries and information services in particular
· Focus on advocacy for the role and development of government libraries and information services in the Australian government.
The two organisations will also investigate reciprocity for membership of e-lists and e-newsletters, collaborate in lobbying, advocacy and profile raising and in the development of services and products that benefit the members of both organisations as well as offering reciprocal member rates for professional development programs and conferences.