Visiting the library never went out of fashion.
Celebrating libraries and the librarians which make them lively hubs, Library and Information Week highlights the many purposes libraries serve today. From computer lessons to music videos, and story-time to study-time, libraries really are the only stop you need for recreational and study activities.
Libraries have stood the test of time, and despite being challenged by changing societal values and electronic rights distribution, they are adaptable and refreshingly inspirational.
Often underestimated, libraries are also powerful research hubs where books are not the only resource on display. Enjoy access to databases too expensive for the individual to subscribe, as well as archives of newspapers preserved in digital format. Library and Information Week is also an opportunity to celebrate the important role librarians and information professionals do in other industries, such as in government departments, corporations and hospitals.
Visit your library during LIW and let us inspire you to share your story.
Library and Information Week is held during the last week of May each year. This year’s theme is Share your Story and it starts today.
On Love2ReadTV, you can see a video of librarians all around Australia who believe in reading!
ALIA Calendar of Events for Library and Information Week
Monday 20 May – Australia’s Favourite Librarian announcement
Tuesday 21 May – National Library Technicians’ Day – this day provides the opportunity for library technicians to promote ALIA, the profession, and their role in libraries and to celebrate their many achievements.
Wednesday 22 May – National Simultaneous Storytime
Thursday 23 May – Libraries celebrate Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea