Libraries and Society

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. 

Submission in response to the Senate inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy discussion paper

Nationhood, national identity and democracy - Submission 63
Submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) submission in response to the Senate Inquiry into Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy Discussion Paper - 30 September 2019

Deviating with diversity, innovating with inclusion: a call for radical activism in libraries [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of session on diversity and inclusion in libraries. Library and information science (LIS) professionals have an essential, catalytic role to play in ensuring that everyone is accepted, valued, cared for, respected and welcomed in libraries. Inclusive librarians create a culture of compassion and care, and ensure that their library facilities, services, programs, collections and technology are designed in a way where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

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.  

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