Public libraries

National vision and framework 2010 - 2015. Document 2 of 3: workplan for the library sector

Developed by the Australian Library & Information Association, in partnership with Public Libraries Australia, Friends of Libraries Australia, State and Terriyory Libraries, ACT Library and Information Services and the state public library associations

This document is a workplan for the ALIA Public Libraries Advisory Committee (PLAC).

National vision and framework 2010 - 2015. Document 1 of 3: strategic overview for the library sector

Developed by the Australian Library & Information Association, in partnership with Public Libraries Australia, Friends of Libraries Australia, State and Territory Libraries, ACT Library and Information Services and the state public library associations

This overview is intended for library professionals, to explain the background to the development of the national vision and framework for public libraries and to provide information that can be used in support of local business cases

The little book of public libraries

The Little Book of Public Libraries is for people who love libraries and want to share their passion with others.If you are already a library champion, this book will give you key messages that you can pass on to friends and colleagues. If not it will open your eyes to the valuable contribution libraries make to families, communities, society, and the economy as a whole.

ALIA Internet access in public libraries survey 2013

Internet access in public libraries has become a core offering, providing equity of access for people without the benefit of a PC at home, and the demand from library users has been on a consistently upward trend for more than a decade.

The responses to the 2013 survey, in common with those of 2011, suggested that libraries will continue to face a tough juggling act to deliver what library users want and need, within the limitations of their current budgets and within the capacity of their existing staff.

ALIA internet access in public libraries survey 2011

Internet access in public libraries has become a core offering, providing equity of access for people without the benefit of a PC at home, and the demand from library users has been on a consistently upward trend for more than a decade.
The responses to the 2011 survey suggested that, while library managers were doing their best to meet this demand within the limits of their resources, these resources were becoming over-stretched and there were concerns about their ability to maintain service levels in the future

Internet access in public libraries survey 2008

The Internet access in public libraries survey 2008, conducted by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), analyses responses from public libraries in all states and territories across Australia. Over 200 public libraries responded to the survey. The library services which participated in the survey represent 6,920,476 registered users and have over 147,000 people accessing internet services in their libraries each week.

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