This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA), and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) presents how libraries across the sector have supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The submission also discusses the issues encountered and provides the following recommendations to the Senate Committee:
- Ensure clarity of messaging for all libraries
- Invest in public libraries as a partner in the digital transformation of federal government services
- Improve access to ebooks and other electronic resources
- Explore the role of libraries in supporting the federal government's JobMaker scheme