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ALIA submission to Freedom of Information (FOI) Reform, May 2009

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) congratulates the government on developing the draft legislation and, in a timely manner, seeking to ensure that information is managed as a national resource. Improvements in FOI are vital for an informed nation, and expanding digital access will contribute significantly to an effective democracy and a digital nation.
 
ALIA recommends that to be truly effective further consideration should be given to:

ALIA submission to the Productivity Commission Issues Paper on the Contribution of the Not for Profit Sector, June 2009

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is committed to an active policy of social inclusion and through its leadership, advocacy, education and professional development activities for and on behalf of its members, there is a well-educated library and information workforce whose contributions to libraries enhance the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Australian society. 
 

ALIA submission to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network, July 2009

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the state public library associations welcome the opportunity to comment on the Senate Select Committee's inquiry into the National Broadband Network (NBN). We believe that, with its high usage of electronic information services and public access points, the library and information services sector is a major stakeholder in the national broadband strategy.

 

ALIA submission to the Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration, December 2009

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) highlights three major issues—the importance of libraries and information centres in assisting high quality policy advice and service delivery, the need for whole of government approaches to information for an efficient and effective public service and the need to make government information widely available with web 2.0 technology to enable a high level of citizen participation in policy development a service delivery.

 

ALIA submission to 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, December 2009

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) highlights the role public libraries can play as part of the emergency management process and reinforces their contribution, not only to information and learning, but also as a ‘third place’ – not home, school or work, but a shared community space.

 

Transferring skills from Library Technician to a Casual Educator in the Child Care Industry [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 13-15 November 2019 Melbourne: Discover, Diversify, Dive In
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the session on the professional path and experiences of an ALIA qualified Library Technician during a career spanning more than 30 years.

 

ALIA submission to Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians, April 2010

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) highlights the key role of school information services and teacher librarians in delivering improved curriculum outcomes, attainment of the goals of education, promotion of literacy and reading, information literacy, technology use in schools and the curriculum, and lifelong learning.
 

ALIA submission to JCP Inquiry into Electronic Distribution of the Parliamentary Paper Series, May 2010

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) recommends the publication of the full text of Parliamentary Papers through a national repository based in the parliamentary network providing long- term access through modern systems supporting full text searching, RSS feeds, alerts and other mechanisms to assist Australians to participate in our great democracy.

 

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