ALIA Library

10 ways that libraries power high performance schools [poster]

This advocacy document [poster] illustrates the ways that Australian school libraries power high performance government, Catholic and independent schools through providing modern learning environments, digital hubs, developing student research skills, promoting reading for pleasure, providing curriculum support and cybersafety education, celebrating diversity, enabling participation and access, coordinating special programs, and building communities.

Great Australian School Libraries Campaign

In October 2015, FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) joined with the Australian Library and Information Association, ALIA Schools, Australian School Library Association, Queensland School Library Association, School Library Association of NSW, School Library Association of South Australia, School Library Association of Victoria and the Western Australian School Library Association to seek nominations of Great School Libraries across the nation.
This document summarises survey results gathered in the Great Australian School Libraries Campaign nomination process.

50 years of ALIA Schools

This document provides a timeline that covers the milestones in the history of school libraries which became a separate section of the Library Association of Australia, now the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in 1967. It also highlights significant events in the education and/or government sectors. Data from many of the reports commissioned by ALIA was used for lobbying federal government bodies which resulted in funding for school library buildings and resources.

Marjorie Cotton Award: past recipients

Marjorie Cotton Isherwood was NSW's first professionally qualified children's librarian. She initiated programs that are the basis of services to children in public libraries today.
The Marjorie Cotton Award was created to recognise outstanding contributions to library services for young people. The Award is maintained by the ALIA Children's and Youth Services Group.

ALIA submission in response to the Australian Government Disability Standards for Education 2020 Review, September 2020

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and ALIA Schools discusses the role of the school library in the support of teaching and learning; the right of all students to fully participate in their learning and have positive experiences in education; and how the Disability Standards for Education make a positive difference by drawing attention to the need to accommodate students of all abilities.

Crowd-sourced curriculum-alignment data: a survey of school libraries and proof-of-concept [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the peer reviewed paper which examines the results of a survey investigating teacher librarian attitudes towards curriculum resource alignment and crowd sourced metadata.


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