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ALIA on online content regulation

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) statement on the right of all library users to access information, materials, content and services.
Libraries and information services proactively promote and facilitate responsible access to quality networked information for all, including children and young people. They enable library users to learn to use the internet and electronic information efficiently and effectively.

ALIA submission to Inquiry into the effects of the ongoing efficiency dividend on smaller public sector agencies, July 2008

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses the immense and valuable contribution that the National Library of Australia (NLA) provides to all Australians. The NLA plays a pivotal and crucial role in the intellectual life of Australia. This role has a direct effect on the economic prosperity and social health of Australia, as well as on the continuing vitality of Australia’s culture and heritage. The value of the National Library and its collections, most especially as a legal deposit collection, is absolutely vital to our democracy.

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.


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