In February 2015, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) launched FAIR to campaign for a fair, open and democratic society where information belongs to everyone. FAIR stands for Freedom of Access to Information and Resources. FAIR lobbies for a series of issues including well funded libraries, copyright law reform, the digitisation of our history, evidence-based policy making, lifelong learning and qualified library staff in schools.
ALIA created FAIR to give people a way to actively support all kinds of libraries including public, TAFE, university, health, law, business, government as well as our National and State Libraries. FAIR enables people to show their support for the FAIR issues and will help secure the future for libraries.
Past FAIR campaigns
Truth Integrity Knowledge
Across ALIA 2019 ran its Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign on the FAIR platform, which was developed with support from the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee.
The campaign will focused on why librarianship is one of the most trusted professions in Australia and how people working in libraries (whether LIS qualified or from another discipline) promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interests of all Australians.
Through 2019, 10 guest bloggers from the library and information profession wrote articles for the campaign highlighting how and why their chosen principle is so important. ALIA also provided the free ’10 ways’ poster which highlighted the TIK principles.
This page is accurate as of 29 October and will be updated as needed.