Public libraries

Submission in response to the Productivity Commission Issues Paper: National Education Evidence Base

This paper is submitted as feedback to the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper relating to the National Education Evidence Base.  ALIA comes to this from a number of perspectives:  as a member of the informal coalition of organisations promoting a national early literacy strategy for Australia; as the peak body for libraries, with members in the school, academic and public library networks; and as an Australian Research Institute supporting deeper knowledge and evidencebased practice in the library and information sector.

eSmart libraries

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation exploring the implementation of the eSmart Libraries program is integral to the conference theme of ‘Public Libraries Supporting Communities’, as it will not only showcase innovations in community engagement and education, but it will provide participants with an explanation of how the framework itself is practical, well supported and evidence-based.

Enhancing online learning: promoting student engagement through partnership with local libraries

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation discusses a pilot program which was run between August 2012 and February 2013 by Open UniversitiesAustralia (OUA) and four public libraries in regional areas of NSW. These libraries were promoted to OUA students (all studying online) as places where they could access high speed internet, modern computers, journal databases, inter-library loans, as well as encouragement and support from library staff.

Enhancing online learning: public libraries supporting student engagement and success

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper discusses a pilot program which was run between August 2012 and February 2013, by Open UniversitiesAustralia (OUA) and four public libraries in regional areas of NSW. These libraries were promoted to OUA students (all studying online) as places where they could access high speed internet, modern computers, journal databases, inter-library loans, as well as encouragement and support from library staff.

Adventures in collaboration: library and information workers as 'Master Builders' of knowledge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation reveals how, through working with the mechanisms and tools outlined, in addition to learning from achievements and failures in the examples provided, can contribute to: capacity building, knowledge transfer and succession planning.

Adventures in collaboration: library and information workers as 'Master Builders' of knowledge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper reveals how, through working with the mechanisms and tools outlined, in addition to learning from achievements and failures in the examples provided, can contribute to: capacity building, knowledge transfer and succession planning.

Branching out: an introduction to family history

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation is an overview of the pilot online learning course in family history Branching Out which was offered in 2013 to 78 members of the public by the State Library of Victoria in conjunction with 16 Victorian public library services.

It will look at reasons for offering, what was covered, how it was conducted, feedback from the public and public libraries involved, what worked and what next. 

Dokk1: a performative library space?

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation will discuss some of the current transformations of library spaces into places of learning by doing and performing. It will consider some of the possible consequences on library spaces, competencies, and the way libraries create networks and partnerships.

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