Australian Library and Information Association
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australia Public Library Alliance (APLA) discusses the expansion of libraries into the broader arts and culture mix; the ongoing need for university qualified library and information professionals; and the benefits of creative and cultural industries to Australian society.
ALIA-APLA provides the following recommendations:
- Align librarianship with IT and education in the Job Ready Graduates plan
- Invest in Australian books, writers and reading
- Promote public libraries as centres for digital transformation of government services
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association