For almost 20 years, instruction librarians have relied on a variety of models to teach students how to evaluate printed and web-based materials. This paper presents a new evaluative approach for teaching students to see information as the agent, rather than themselves.
This document is the 2021 edition of the APLA-ALIA Standards and Guidelines for Australian Public Libraries.
As information providers and hubs for lifelong learning, libraries have always been resources for helping communities develop media literacy skills. This guide offers resources and ideas to plan programs and activities to teach media literacy skills to adults.
The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Library of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have implemented effective collection management practices.
Public libraries in NSW adapted and innovated in response to the challenges that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes how libraries initially adapted to balance continuity of service with community safety, and gives examples of the nimble responses that many libraries exhibited...
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ithaka S+R surveyed library directors nationally to examine the strategic changes libraries have made to continue operating. The responses indicated that as traditional forms of instruction continue to be disrupted, and with their budgets facing ongoing headwinds, library leaders...
This report assesses the impact of public library services since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. The findings show that some 15 million adults in the UK used public library services in the period between March and June 2020. The positive impact of engaging with library...
The purpose of this white paper is to provide background and guidance to Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries in the United States that wish to reconsider interlibrary loan (ILL) policies and practices concerning the Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU)...
Social interoperability in research support: cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise
This report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
This document presents the results of a survey undertaken by the Australian Library and Information Association Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee.