ALIA report highlights how libraries are improving services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and shows how these libraries celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Examples include sharing traditional stories with children in storytime sessions; providing original materials for academic and family history researchers; sourcing books, magazines, and newspapers; displaying artworks, and supporting internet connection in remote areas for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The report, Improving library services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, reveals the level of consultation between libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and confirms the sector’s commitment to making these welcoming places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library users.

For more information on the report or on ALIA’s work on Indigenous matters please see the ALIA website.