This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Health Libraries Australia (HLA) group focuses on the potential to improve knowledge support to Australia’s health systems as an integral part of the development of a national e-health strategy.
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) responds to the Australian Research Council (ARC) on the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative Consultation Paper.
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses the immense and valuable contribution that the National Library of Australia (NLA) provides to all Australians. The NLA plays a pivotal and crucial role in the intellectual life of Australia. This role has a direct effect on the economic prosperity and social health of Australia, as well as on the continuing vitality of Australia’s culture and heritage. The value of the National Library and its collections, most especially as a legal deposit collection, is absolutely vital to our democracy.
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) discusses how government libraries provide a key part of the information management infrastructure of government agencies. In order for public service employees and clients of government agencies to benefit from online information resources an approach is needed to ensure that:
a) quality information resources are available cost-effectively to support policy development and program delivery;
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Health Libraries Australia (HLA) recommends the development of a system-wide, sustainable, national framework for cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral cooperation for health libraries to support the education and training of health professionals.
This document provides an overview of how Australian libraries provide valuable support for Australian authors and publishers.
Article by Sue McKerracher, CEO of the Australian Library and Information Association from ACCESS November 2020 Volume 34 No. 4
This article discusses the Australian Media Literacy Alliance's (AMLA) approach to creating media literate citizens.
This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australia Public Library Alliance (APLA) discusses the expansion of libraries into the broader arts and culture mix; the ongoing need for university qualified library and information professionals; and the benefits of creative and cultural industries to Australian society.
ALIA-APLA provides the following recommendations:
The Australia Reads campaign, incorporating the Australian Reading Hour, was a huge success in 2019 with more than 240 registered events across all Australian states and territories, featuring appearances from more than 60 authors. Many of these events were held in Australian public libraries, with attendance from more than 1,400 people.
In 2012, Australian libraries and library associations came together behind the National Year of Reading, linking together all the great things that are already happening around books, reading and literacy, and giving them an extra boost, with inspirational programs and events taking place across the country.