Our advocacy campaigns are great opportunities for the sector to promote its value and to highlight issues of importance to the communities we serve.
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.
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.
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.
Climate change and its effects pose an increasing threat to libraries and the communities they serve.
ALIA’s vision is for an Australia where library and information services are fully inclusive of Australia’s First Nation’s cultures and perspectives, truth telling is supported, and where First Nations peoples are an integral part of the Australian library services workforce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday Brunch, ABC Radio Canberra, 23 April 2023 - ALIA's Directory of Policy and Education Trish Hepworth on AI and information literacy
Australia’s cultural treasure Trove hangs in the balance, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 2023
Libraries become safe spaces for those seeking refuge from emergencies or violence, ABC Riverland, 1 March 2023
Evenings with Indira Naidoo, ABC Sydney, 1 March 2023
Rethinking Libraries, ABC Nightlife, 26 October 2022 - ALIA CEO Cathie Warburton, Dr Jane Garner and Holly Godfree
Find more resources on the ALIA Special Libraries Working Group and ALIA Health Libraries Australia pages.
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