ALIA's Special Libraries Working Group has put together a directory of special libraries to support collaboration. The first edition will be published on the ALIA website at the end of January 2020.

The directory is not a comprehensive listing, but it identifies like-minded individuals working in similar situations. The aim is to enable people to share non-competitive information, insight, expertise, ideas and resources; to improve the sense of connectedness in a sector with many one-person libraries, and to strengthen special libraries' advocacy network.

If you would like to add an entry for the second edition, to be released in April 2020, we will need your response by 27 March.

There are 22 questions - please reply to as many as you can, noting that the information provided will be made publicly available on the ALIA website.

If you would like to update your entry, you only need to respond to Q1, Q2 and the question(s) relating to the information you would like to change.

For queries about the survey or the directory, email advocacy@alia.org.au.

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* 1. What is the name of your organisation?

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* 2. What is the name of your library and/or information service (if different from 1)?

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* 4. Where is your service physically located? (Please tick more than one box if your library service operates in a number of locations)

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* 5. Please provide contact details.

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* 6. What is your service's web address (URL)?

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* 7. What are your social media links?

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* 8. Are there other contact details eg Skype address, which you would be happy to include in the directory?

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* 9. Please provide a brief description of your library service eg age, collection focus, user groups (approx 50 words).

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* 10. How many staff are currently employed?

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Librarians
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Allied Field Professionals eg Archivists

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* 11. When is your physical library open with staff available to assist users face-to-face?

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* 12. Do your users have 24/7 access to electronic resources?

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* 13. What are your subject specialisations?

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* 14. Which formats do you offer?

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* 15. Which Library Management System do you use?

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* 16. Which classification system(s) do you use?

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* 17. What curated services do you offer users?

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* 18. Do you offer a reference service?

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* 19. Do you offer a research service?

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* 20. Do you participate in interlibrary lending?

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* 21. What skill sets do you and your colleagues have which could be shared with others?

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* 22. Is there anything else you would like to add?

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