Libraries and community

Why breaking library stereotypes and taking risks is good for libraries and good for the communities they serve [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the session “You can’t do that in a library!” Why breaking library stereotypes and taking risks is good for libraries and good for the communities they serve. The Tea Tree Gully Library experiments in cementing relevance through the Event-Driven Library. 
 

Submission in response to the Australian Government Smart Cities Plan, June 2016

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) welcome the opportunity to respond to the Australian Government’s Smart Cities Plan, with its three pillars: Smart investment, Smart Policy and Smart Technology.
 
Public libraries have an important role to play in this vision:

  • Libraries as hubs for urban development
  • Libraries as technology hotspots
  • Libraries supporting business and enterprise
  • Libraries providing lifelong learning opportunities

 

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