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Advocacy and lobbying resources
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Download more than 50 examples of best practice and innovation in Australian public libraries here.
Download a report about assessing the economic value of different kinds of libraries here.
Download a full report of ALIA's Year of Advocacy here.
Ebooks and elending
The growing demand for ebooks presents challenges for all library and information professionals. Many of the major concerns are summarised in our Ebooks and elending issues paper. Download your copy here.
The issues raised in the paper will be considered at a think tank to be held at the ALIA Information Online 2013 Conference in Brisbane on Friday 15 February. If you are unable to attend the think tank but would like to contribute to the debate, please email your comments to Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion at the think tank will contribute to a library sector position paper that will be ratified at a summit of key library leaders in Melbourne on 12 March 2013.
Health Libraries Report
The Health Libraries Report Questions of Life and Death can be found here.
ALIA's Advocacy for the Queensland government library cuts
All of the latest information about the cuts can be found at our wiki
See ALIA's President, Vanessa Little, speaks about the cuts on our youtube channel
An advocacy prospectus for government libraries across Australia can be found here.
And advocacy prospectus for QLD government libraries can be found here.
Inquiry into School Libraries and Teacher Librarians
Follow the link.
What else can YOU do?
Email us with your comments and feedback
ALIA members can email (please remove '.nospam' from address) for advice on advocacy and lobbying issues.
Every Member An Advocate
ALIA is excited to offer Australian LIS professionals our new Every Member an Advocate kit for free! Encompassing powerful messages this kit provides you with the tools to create your own advocacy messages.
Visit www.alia.org.au/emaa, fill in our online form and we'll send you the kit - it's that easy.
National Year of Reading 2012
ALIA is a founder of the National Year of Reading 2012, along with Public Libraries Australia, the state-based public library associations, Northern Territory Library, ACT Library and Information Services and State Libraries of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. www.love2read.org.au
Evaluation of the National Year of Reading by Edith Cowan University, 1 May 2013
Background to ALIA's lobbying campaigns
As the peak national body for the library and information sector, ALIA plays a key role in advocating with and on behalf of members and the sector, and lobbying on particular issues.
The fundamental outcome for our lobbying and advocacy is to promote the free flow of information and ideas in the interest of all Australians and a thriving culture, economy, and democracy and to represent the interests of members to governments, other organisations, and the community.
ALIA's lobbying and advocacy aligns with ALIA's objects and values.
ALIA's policies and guidelines reflect the position of the Association on issues that have an impact on the library and information sector, and provide direction and advice to the sector.
ALIA's lobbying and advocacy:
The ALIA Board of Directors determines the Association's strategic direction and the priority lobbying issues.
The priority issues include:
ALIA is also an advocate on the following issues:
ALIA's national advocacy campaigns