Library and Information Week, brought to you by Booktopia, will be held 21-27 May 2018 with the theme 'Find yourself in a Library'. This theme is designed to give all libraries the opportunity to promote themselves to their community. Staff could set up tours of their library to inform users find out about all the fantastic services they can find within. Users can be enticed to find themselves in a library by showcasing the digital resources available by libraries and that they can now find themselves in a library anywhere they have a connection to the internet.
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia. It gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community.
Schedule for the week:
Monday 21 May is launch day and the theme of 'Find yourself in a library' runs across the entire week.
Tuesday 22 May is National Library and Information Technicians' Day which provides the opportunity for library technicians to promote their profession and their role in libraries and to celebrate their many achievements.
Wednesday 23 May is National Simultaneous Storytime and at 11am participants across Australia will sit down and read Hickory Dickory Dash by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.
Thursday 24 May is when libraries celebrate Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea, invite your community to a morning tea and help raise money for this important cause.
Friday 25 May is ALIA Day spread the love and let users and other library and information service professionals know the good work that ALIA does, including organising Library and Information Week!