Our advocacy campaigns are great opportunities for the sector to promote its value and to highlight issues of importance to the communities we serve.

Early language and literacy

Since 2016, ALIA has worked with peak bodies in early childhood to promote the importance of early language and literacy as a national priority. Our proposed national strategy launched on 8 September 2021. You can read it here.

Media literacy

As a founder of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance in 2020, ALIA is working with institutions and academics to progress a national strategy for media literacy. You can help by supporting Media Literacy Week in October.

Vote Library

ALIA’s federal election Vote Library campaign sets the agenda for the library and information sector. Tell us what you’d like to see included.

International School Library Day

Join ALIA’s celebration of International School Library Day, raising the profile of school libraries and teacher librarians and recognising the critical role that school libraries play in achieving the best student outcomes.

Students Need School Libraries

ALIA is an active member of the Students Need School Libraries movement, calling for well-funded, well-resourced school libraries staffed by qualified professionals. Add your voice to ours – find out how.

Copyright reform

Through the Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition. ALIA has successfully advocated for essential reforms to copyright legislation, balancing the rights of creators with the benefits to society – but there is more still to do.

Australia Reads

Australia Reads is the nation’s biggest call to action, promoting reading, libraries and the local book industry, with the Australian Reading Hour a high spot each September. Download what you need for an event in your library.

Sustainable Development Goals

You can make a positive difference to the world by adopting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more about ALIA, the SDG and stretch targets for Australian libraries.

Greening Libraries 

Climate change and its effects pose an increasing threat to libraries and the communities they serve.

Advocacy resources

Find more resources on the ALIA Special Libraries Working Group and ALIA Health Libraries Australia pages.

Federal State and Territory government

Library and information professional

 Public libraries
School libraries

University and TAFE libraries


Special libraries

  • 10 ways that libraries power high performance organisations – handout and poster 
  • 10 ways that library and information services power the health sector – handout