Public libraries

Community technology: giving public library users access to specialist hardware and software

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

This conference paper outlines the reasons behind the creation of a particular strategy and the means by which the relevant technology was chosen, funded, purchased and implemented.  This will include the administration of an online survey, which sought both staff and library users input.

Community technology: giving public library users access to specialist hardware and software

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

This conference presentation outlines the reasons behind the creation of this particular strategy and the means by which the relevant technology was chosen, funded, purchased and implemented.  This will include the administration of an online survey, which sought both staff and library users input.

 

Building blocks to better libraries: community building within a public library Minecraft gaming day

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

The research on which this conference paper is based outlines how a Minecraft Gaming Day gave the community a positive, educational and active way to participate in library programming. It demonstrates how young people and librarians can work together to creatively help public libraries support their communities and promote social inclusion, engagement and literacy building.

Building blocks to better libraries

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

The research on which this conference presentation is based outlines how a Minecraft Gaming Day gave the community a positive, educational and active way to participate in library programming. It demonstrates how young people and librarians can work together to creatively help public libraries support their communities and promote social inclusion, engagement and literacy building.

Guidelines for Australian home library services

The Australian Library and Information Association supports social inclusion and asserts that all Australians should therefore have access to the resources and services of a public library, regardless of their circumstances. Home library service users have the same rights as other library users and should receive an equal standard of service. The home library service should be a mainstream, integral, part of a public library service, with priority equal to other services of the library.

Statement on public library services

Freedom of access to public library and information services is essential to enable members of the Australian communities, including new residents and emerging communities to participate in all aspects of Australian life, including the democratic process; to actively contribute to social inclusion for all members of the Australian community; to enable Australians to contribute to the economic wellbeing of their families and the nation.

Beyond a quality service: strengthening the social fabric. Standards and guidelines for Australian public libraries 2nd ed.

This document is an evidence-based guide for the development of public library services in Australia. It uses the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) annual collation of state and territory statistics as its evidence base, and builds on the earlier work on standards and guidelines carried out by the State Libraries of New South Wales and Queensland.

National vision and framework 2010 - 2015. Document 2 of 3: workplan for the library sector

Developed by the Australian Library & Information Association, in partnership with Public Libraries Australia, Friends of Libraries Australia, State and Terriyory Libraries, ACT Library and Information Services and the state public library associations

This document is a workplan for the ALIA Public Libraries Advisory Committee (PLAC).

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