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The Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) conducted an audit to assess whether councils achieve value for money from their library services.
The VAGO assessed how well selected library services plan, monitor and review their services to find service efficiencies and meet community needs. They also examined whether funding and investments into statewide library initiatives are supporting councils to improve their library services.
You can read the report here
Members of Blakforce, National and State Libraries Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff network, generously gave their time and energy to produce a series of videos to support the Culturally Safe Libraries Program.
More information about the program is available here
What is a Culturally Safe Library?
What is a Culturally Safe Workplace?
Why are we doing Indigenous Cultural Training?
Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance
Expressions of Interest to host an Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance meetup in 2020
The Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA), of which ALIA is an active member, is seeking expressions of interest from library services from each state and territory to host an ADIA meetup on 6 February 2020.
Inquiries should be directed to Ben Rice email@example.com by 17 January 2020.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most local governments have decided to close their library buildings. But libraries should not be put on the bench just because their buildings are closed. Libraries are still offering critical resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many librarians are working behind the scenes to entertain, educate, and inform families from a distance. Libraries are teaching us how ‘nonessential’ services can offer essential assets to the pandemic response.
Libraries around the world may have closed physical doors to their communities of users, however they are exploring alternate methods of delivering goods and services, and looking for unexpected opportunities.
When libraries closed their doors abruptly, they immediately opened their digital communications, collaborations, and creative activity to reach their public in ways as novel as the virus that forced them into it.
A summary publication of life and work for lockdown libraries and library staff can be downloaded here
Here's some other examples of what's happening in Public Libraries (more will be added over time and can also be seen on the PLA Facebook page)
Bindoon Library in the Shire of Chittering, Western Australian has shared their story with us! Great work Bindoon Library - contactless pick up of physical collection items and virtual storytimes 🌟👍😊
Download the Bindoon story here: shorturl.at/vCJPW
Contactless Pick Up Packages Ready to Go!
Shire of Harvey Libraries in Western Australia! Library Takeaway Services and online Story time and Rhymetime. We love your work 🌟👍😊
Tell us how your library is offering services and community support during the current COVID-19 crisis - by contacting the PLA Executive Officer here.
Since our establishment and first store opening, we have grown to over 130 stores nationally and are consistently opening new stores to further our reach to our customers.
Further to our physical store presence, we have a wonderful online store at Sanity.com.au with a great website, fast Australia wide shipping and multiple options to make the customer experience as easy as possible including Afterpay, Zippay, Parcel Point and our new Click and Collect feature to be able to pick up your orders in store.
We also specialize in the hard to find titles and have a dedicated team to try and track down whatever title you can think of.
With Studiosity, Australian public libraries are:
● Delivering educational, social, and economic long-term results back to Council
● Driving youth membership
● Providing equal-access to education support
● Cross-promoting and driving offline and online resources
● Engaging in outreach to schools
● Seeing data-driven results and project outcomes
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· Bangladeshi Bengali
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- Closing Date:Corangamite Regional Library Corporation, VIC
- Closing Date:MidCoast Council, NSW
- Closing Date:Ku-ring-gai Council , NSW
- Closing Date:Orange City Council, NSW