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Back in the habit

Article from INCITE November/December 2022 Volume 43 Issue 1.
Discussion of statewide marketing campaign in Victoria, "Return yourself to the library", designed over late 2021 to increase visitor numbers following COVID-19 lockdowns.

Create, play, learn: Setting up a small maker space in a public library

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
Call it what you will, Maker Space, Hacker Space, Creative Space the movement in public libraries to be more than just purveyors of books and literacy has grown considerably over the past few years with Creative Spaces in all shapes and forms opening across the country.
From high tech labs to knitting circles the desire to unlock creativity and to share this with other people is strong within our communities

Around the World in Not-Quite-80 Libraries: What Library Trends Around the World Show Us About Future Library Spaces [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) shares best practices, lessons learned, implementation suggestions, and a significant number of images of the concepts in place in spaces, so that libraries around the world can take advantage of the innovations of our colleagues.

INELI-Oceania Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

This document represents a statement of intent between INELI-Oceania, Australian Library and Information Association, Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa, National and State Libraries Australasia, National Library of Australia, National Library of New Zealand, State Library of Queensland, Public Libraries Victoria Network, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries and Auckland Libraries. 

Digital literacy programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities

This digital guide was produced by RMIT researchers to support Australian Public Libraries to develop and enhance digital literacy programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. The guide was produced as a result of a project conducted in partnership with Hume Libraries. The project was initiated in response to the 2019, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) report, ’Services for Migrants and Refugees’, which examined the programs that were being implemented across Australian Libraries.


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