10th ALIA Top End Symposium, 12-13 October 2018 Darwin: Enabling universal literacies in the digital age
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the keynote address discussing the future of libraries and librarianship.
The symposium provides a professional development opportunity for local information professionals to engage with national and international experts on universal literacies, a theme deemed to be of interest to all members of the community. This event is a premium professional development activity for information and library workers in the Northern Territory.
The theme of the symposium was 'Enabling Universal Literacies in the Digital Age'.
In the digital age, the information industries – GLAMR and ICT – are critical partners in helping to achieve all of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
“Public access to information in all its forms enables people to make informed decisions that can improve their lives. Communities that have access to timely and relevant information are better positioned to benefit from quality education, see a reduction in inequality, and are supported when it comes to health, culture, research and innovation …”
Speakers addressed how information industries are progressing in assisting to achieve the SDGs using any or all of the following themes: Access, Education, Sustainability.