Libraries

How public libraries contribute to the STEM agenda 2017

This report, produced by ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) demonstrates how public libraries are supporting the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) agenda as centres of informal learning.  It showcases what can be achieved through local government investment and public library staff skills and creativity.
 
It is based on presentations at the STEAM into Sydney Conference held at the State Library of New South Wales in March 2017 in conjunction with the mid-term meeting of the IFLA Standing Committee on Public Libraries.  

Finding our way with design thinking at University of Sydney

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February Sydney : at the edge.
This conference paper discusses Design Thinking (DT) as an innovative way to approach the issues that arise with varied and changing situations currently facing libraries, with particular reference to the academic library setting.  DT draws on discourse from a diverse range of disciplines to provide a methodological framework for user-centred problem solving (Dorst, 2011).

Finding your way: design thinking as an approach to problem solving

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February Sydney : at the edge

This conference paper discusses using Design Thinking (DT) as an innovative way to approach the issues that arise with varied and changing situations currently facing libraries. DT draws on discourse from a range of disciplines to provide a methodological framework for user-centred problem solving (Dorst, 2011).

Submission to the Australian law reform commission inquiry into copyright and the digital economy

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian Law Librarians' Association (ALIA) to the Australian law reform commission inquiry into copyright and the digital ecomony discusses the possible reform of Australia's copyright law to benefit the digital economy.

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