Submission in response to the Senate Inquiry into issues facing diaspora communities in Australia, July 2020

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), highlights the success of public libraries, as government entities on the frontline of service delivery for diaspora communities. While public libraries are very much involved in this field, they are rarely recognised for this work.
 
Public libraries collaborate with their local communities to develop culturally appropriate programs; to provide books, magazines, newspapers and other resources in languages other than English; to celebrate diversity; to facilitate a greater sense of connection and build mutual understanding; to make physical spaces into culturally safe places; to support skills development for example with digital literacy and English as a second language.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2020
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia