Wednesday, 20 December 2017, Canberra: In 2017, ALIA published a number of reports and produced a range of material designed to support library advocacy, including:
- The Digital Economy
- How public libraries contribute to the STEM Agenda
- ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report 2017
- The unique role and value of information professionals in special libraries
- 10 ways libraries power Smart Cities
- 10 ways libraries power high performance schools
- 10 ways libraries power high performance organisations
Heading into 2018, these reports remain relevant and topical for Members wanting to promote the positive impact of their library service.
ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher said, “We put these documents together to help Members advocate for our profession. Feedback has been good, but we want to make sure that all our Members are aware of these reports, handouts and posters, which are waiting to be downloaded from the ALIA website and used to build the case for sector. So, we’re giving them another push to raise awareness of what’s on offer.”
In addition to these advocacy reports, during 2017 ALIA produced Tributes & Treasures, a celebration of its 80th anniversary; the 2016 ALIA Annual Report, summarising the achievements of the year, and the LIS Education Handbook 2017/2018, describing ALIA accredited LIS courses around Australia.
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