Submission by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in response to the government inquiry into Canberra's national institutions. ALIA describes the invaluable role and services provided by the National Library of Australia.
Libraries and Society
This report, produced by ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) demonstrates how public libraries are supporting the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) agenda as centres of informal learning. It showcases what can be achieved through local government investment and public library staff skills and creativity.
It is based on presentations at the STEAM into Sydney Conference held at the State Library of New South Wales in March 2017 in conjunction with the mid-term meeting of the IFLA Standing Committee on Public Libraries.