Information Awareness Month takes place each May and ALIA is one of the participating peak bodies from the records, archives, library, knowledge, information and data management communities.
The purpose of the month is to increase public awareness of information and its place in all aspects of daily life. By focusing attention at a number of events during the month of May on the role that information plays in day to day activities, the value of good information practices and policies are highlighted and promoted.
In 2021, the theme for this month is Building Trust – Adaptability and Capabilities. There are a number of events you can attend including the official launch, the IAM roundtable discussions and the IAM seminar.
In 2020, Information Awareness Month was run as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for 2020 was 'Informed about your current environment'.
In 2019 ALIA, alongside Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia, the Australian Society of Archivists, the Institute for Information Management, DAMA Australia, AuSKM, Information Governance ANZ and the National Archives of Australia, supported and promoted Information Awareness Month, the theme was 'Innovation with Information'. Read the summary of the events facilitated by these organisations.
This page is accurate as of 30 April 2021 and will be updated as needed