Canberra, 31 January 2020: The Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has received final endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.
The development of the RAP began during 2018-2019 as part of then-President Lyndall Ley’s focus on Indigenous matters, with an ALIA House team supported by Rebecca Bateman, Indigenous Curator at the National Library of Australia, representing ALIA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Information and Resource Network (ATSILIRN) Group. ALIA’s RAP Working Group is now working towards the development of an Innovate RAP.
The ALIA Reflect RAP has been included in the ALIA Library, accessible from the ALIA website. It features The Rainbow Serpent bark painting by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra, which was purchased by the Library Association of Australia to commemorate its Darwin conference in 1986. This artwork now hangs in the conference room at ALIA House.
About the Australian Library and Information Association
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au