Canberra, 5 August 2020: This year, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is once again celebrating International School Library Day. It takes place on 20 October 2020 and there will be a host of online activities, from ALIA, ALIA’s Children and Youth Services Group, and the Students Need School Libraries campaign.
Sue McKerracher, ALIA CEO, said ‘International School Library Day is a good opportunity for library staff to promote what makes their library great, how it contributes to the learning and community life at their school and to showcase how they supported their students during the pandemic’. ALIA is also running a competition for school libraries to win a class set of crayons. To enter encourage your students to colour in this poster and email a picture/scan of it to ALIA at [email protected] by 13 October 2020.
We have also created a list of suggested activities for the day including hosting an online reading party or a virtual storytime session, and running a story writing competition.
You can use social media to tell us how you create using #ISLD2020 and you can send any pictures or feedback to [email protected]. For more information and terms and conditions for the competition, see the ALIA website.
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