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Indigenous Matters Seminar, Cairns

Logo if Indigenous Matters Seminar

Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander influence and involvement in the library, gallery and information sector, at the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) Cairns Seminar. Enjoy a full day of presentations and networking based around the ALIA priority ‘Indigenous Matters’, covering topics relating to the wider galleries, libraries, archives and museum (GLAM) sector, including: … Read more

Library and Information Week resources now available

Library & Information Week 20-26 May 2019

Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community. The event is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia’s … Read more

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

green report cover, with ALIA logo

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; … Read more

ALIA report indicates 1000 new librarian jobs by 2023

Report with yellow cover

The Australian Library and Information Association’s 2018 ALIA LIS Education, Skills and Employment Trend Report indicates an increase of 400 jobs in the sector by 2023, with the number of librarians increasing by 1000 and the number of library technician and library assistant positions predicted to reduce by 300 each over the same time period. This annual … Read more

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the ball

ALIA mini conference presentation. Photo by Sharon Lam

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the right track, judging by a couple of recent ALIA mini-Conference presentations. Leela Wittmer’s How Libraries are saving the world: an Introduction to libraries and our role in action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), reinforced our decision to include, where applicable, several Goals that aligned with elements … Read more

Queensland Literary Awards 2018 winners announced

The Elephant by Peter Carnavas

The Queensland Literary Awards are managed by State Library of Queensland to honour outstanding books by Australian authors and champion new writing from young and emerging Queensland writers. Prizes are awarded across 14 categories in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and published and unpublished works. Adult awards go to non-fiction titles Beth Wilson won The Courier-Mail People’s Choice … Read more