The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is committed to reconciliation in Australia. Respect for the diversity and individuality of all people is one of ALIA’s core values, and diversity has been selected by ALIA President, Vicki Edmunds as her Presidential theme for the years 2021-2023.
Torres Strait Islanders
This report provides outcomes of the research project National Survey on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment in Australian Libraries conducted in the period of 2020 to 2021.
ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) endorses the vision of a united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Indigenous heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.
This document identifies four key areas to be addressed by the library and information services sector in providing services to Indigenous peoples, and in managing information relevant to Indigenous cultures and communities.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is committed to reconciliation in Australia. Respect for the diversity, individuality and equality of all and recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is a core value within the ALIA Strategic Plan 2018–2022.
The project was initiated by the National Year of Reading 2012 founding partners, with the Australian Library and Information Association as the auspice body. The project concept was prompted by recognition that there were many challenges being faced by providers of early literacy programs in remote Indigenous communities.
Libraries across Australia are focused on improving services for people identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, whether they live in cities, towns or remote communities.
This document has examples of initiatives that are already underway, while highlighting opportunities for further improvement. It shows that libraries are maximising the use of their facilities, developing thoughtful programs, taking a more respectful approach to collections and expanding professional development opportunities for library and information professionals.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) submission in response to the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge Consultation Paper concerning issues associated with the protection and management of Indigenous Knowledge.
In 2018, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) organised seven Leadership & Innovation Forums across Australia. These forums are a biennial event.
The theme in 2018 was ‘Meaningful and respectful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and heritage – what more do we need to do?’ This aligned with the Presidential theme of Indigenous matters and complemented ALIA’s 2019 Truth, Integrity, Knowledge campaign.
National 2016 Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016 Adelaide: Engage Create Lead
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this paper contains images and names of people who are now deceased.
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which discusses the value, relevance and role of historical images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people along with the decriptive metadata that was recorded at the time of capture.