Information Awareness Month takes place each May and ALIA is one of the participating peak bodies from the records, archives, library, knowledge, information and data management communities.
The purpose of IAM is to increase public awareness of information and its place in all aspects of daily life. By focusing attention at a number of events during the month of May on the role that information plays in day to day activities, the value of good information practices and policies are highlighted and promoted.
In 2020, Information Awareness Month is being run as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for 2020 is 'Informed about your current environment'. Read the save the date flyer.
In 2019 ALIA, alongside Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia, the Australian Society of Archivists, the Institute for Information Management, DAMA Australia, AuSKM, Information Governance ANZ and the National Archives of Australia, supported and promoted Information Awareness Month, the theme was 'Innovation with Information'. The summary of the events facilitated by these organisations can be seen here.