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The library and information agenda: questions for political parties 2013

This document list nine questions for political parties regarding the 2013 Library and Information Agenda – four themes and 10 items which we believe are essential for promoting literacy, enabling citizens to be well informed, supporting socially inclusive communities and contributing to the success of Australia as a knowledgebased economy. 

The library and information agenda 2015

This document summarises how people who work in the library and information field want Australian Governments to engage with library and information services during their term of office. Throughout the political process, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) will be lobbying for The Library and Information Agenda – four themes and 10 items which we believe are essential for promoting literacy, enabling citizens to be well-informed, supporting socially inclusive communities and contributing to the success of Australia as a knowledge-based economy.

Submission in response to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services inquiry into ACT Libraries, September 2018

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) submission in response to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee inquiry into ACT Libraries.
 

The school library workforce in Australia

ALIA 2016 National Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016, Adelaide: Engage, Create, Lead
 
[Peer reviewed] This paper engages with the issue, raised by Lonsdale in 2003, of a lack of data regarding national staffing trends in Australian school libraries. The authors review the literature available, including general census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, library sector-specific information, and data from the education sector (including school libraries). Particular focus is given to the Staff in Australian Schools survey, as well as its limitations. 

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