Our advocacy campaigns are great opportunities for the sector to promote their value and to highlight issues of importance to the communities we serve.
ALIA, in partnership with School Library Associations across Australia, Softlink and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation are working on a cybersafety campaign which aims to make School Librarians the hub for cybersafety in schools. The campaign is called Project 13.
Find out more about Library and Information Week and join in the fun of National Simultaneous Storytime. In May, a report on the welfare and economic contribution of Australian Public Libraries was also made available. A campaign to save Goonelabah library started during Library and Information Week.
In the lead up to the Federal Election, ALIA created the Library and Information Agenda which outlines theway people who work in the industry want the new Australian Government to engage with the LIS industry. ALIA also joined other peak professional bodies to scrap the cap.
As part of ALIA’s continuing partnership with Love2Read, ALIA is once again supporting the Reading Hour, which will take place on Saturday 24 August 2013 from 5- 6 pm. For more information, please visit the Reading Hour website.
ALIA, in conjunction with the Health Libraries Inc and the ALIA Health Libraries Australia group, released a study which suggests that hospitals, government departments, associations and other organizations involved in healthcare gain a $9 return for every dollar they invest in health libraries.
ALIA is in the middle of a campaign to save the National Drugs Sector Information Service.