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Greening libraries report

The overarching aim of the Greening Libraries research project is to underpin the Australian Library and Information Association’s focus on sustainability, in line with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The report aims to highlight examples of best practice and inform the creation of a toolkit for libraries to help them support environmental action, further the greening libraries movement as well as exemplify sustainability practices that are consistent with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Digital health literacy: Final program report February 2022

In 2019, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in partnership with Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and ALIA Health Libraries Australia (HLA), was successful in application to the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) to be a My Health Record (MHR) Consumer Education Community Delivery Partner. The aim of ALIA’s MHR education program was to deliver training to public library staff and relevant community partners so that they would be able to respond to enquiries about MHR, to be proactive in offering information about MHR, and feel confident when providing gui

Back in the habit

Article from INCITE November/December 2022 Volume 43 Issue 1.
Discussion of statewide marketing campaign in Victoria, "Return yourself to the library", designed over late 2021 to increase visitor numbers following COVID-19 lockdowns.

Create, play, learn: Setting up a small maker space in a public library

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
Call it what you will, Maker Space, Hacker Space, Creative Space the movement in public libraries to be more than just purveyors of books and literacy has grown considerably over the past few years with Creative Spaces in all shapes and forms opening across the country.
From high tech labs to knitting circles the desire to unlock creativity and to share this with other people is strong within our communities

Around the World in Not-Quite-80 Libraries: What Library Trends Around the World Show Us About Future Library Spaces [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) shares best practices, lessons learned, implementation suggestions, and a significant number of images of the concepts in place in spaces, so that libraries around the world can take advantage of the innovations of our colleagues.


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