The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Health Libraries Australia Executive (HLA) along with the ALIA Board of Directors supports the safety and well-being of library workers and the health sciences communities. The Executive advocates for the safety of members, colleagues, health care workers, and the general public in the continuing provision of information services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) released its 'ALIA supports its Members during COVID-19' report in July 2020 much has changed. Several states have gone into and come out of lockdown, the vaccine rollout is well underway and library staff have constantly readjusted their services to meet government requirements whilst serving community needs.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the ALIA Board, Members, Committees, Groups and staff have worked fast to respond to the changing situation. This document is a summary of COVID-19 related activity carried out by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) from March to July 2020.
Article by Monika Szunejko AALIA (CP) from INCITE July/August 2018 Volume 39 Issue 7/8
This article discusses the Australian National University Chifley Library flood, the resilience of the library team and the positive outcomes of the disaster recovery initiative.
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.
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN) outlines the role public libraries as a part of the emergency management process.
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA) outlines the role public libraries as a part of the emergency management process.
As of 1 May, governments have started planning to ease restrictions on services, with the Northern Territory announcing the reopening of public library services from 15 May. We anticipate greater clarity in the coming weeks about when libraries may be able to ease restrictions on services and reopen fully. While government can make broad statements about libraries reopening, the details will need to be carefully planned by library managers to mitigate any remaining risks for staff and library users.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), with input from the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance, has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on Australian public libraries since early March. This report summarises the feedback from 225 of the 400 library services (in total covering 1500 locations) nationally, including several joint use school community libraries.
This interim report has three purposes:
Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the session on disaster recovery and risk management in public libraries in Australia.