Public libraries

Guide

15 May 2019
6

This guide contains practical information to assist library staff in addressing potential patron and community requests regarding the upcoming 2020 Census in the United States.

Report

27 Mar 2019
73

Engaging Libraries was an experiment: a pilot programme designed to support public libraries to work in collaboration with others and to move beyond health promotion to explore new and dynamic ways to spark curiosity and conversation about health and wellbeing in communities.

Position paper

6 Mar 2019
13

This agenda was created after consultation with ALIA Members and states goals for the next federal government.

Briefing paper

26 Feb 2019
83

The National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group (NALI) is beginning to reveal some of its thinking about the future of Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand.

Report

20 Feb 2019
158

This report explores the breadth of services offered by national, state, territory, university and public libraries for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and shows how these libraries celebrate local Indigenous culture.

Journal article

23 Jan 2019
227

This article explores questions regarding the development and support of Indigenous priorities and self-determination in Australian libraries and archives. It calls for greater use of Indigenous research methodologies within library and archival science in order to seek ways to decolonize and simultaneously indiginze libraries and...

Report

17 Dec 2018
144

The 2018 report again notes that there will be modest growth in the number of qualified librarian positions over the next five years. In 2018 there were 10 higher Education institutions offering 23 ALIA accredited courses, including Masters degrees, Bachelor degrees, and Graduate Diplomas.

Guide

26 Nov 2018
21

This guide is designed to support public library staff across the United Kingdom to develop and enhance how libraries approach the topic of privacy and play a leading role in advancing the privacy of library users.

Briefing paper

2 Oct 2018
27

This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
29 Aug 2018
38

The Focused International Study shows comparative availability and terms for those same books across a single platform in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, providing new insights into international similarities and differences.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
29 Aug 2018
33

The Large-scale International Study shows comparative availability and terms for a much larger sample of almost 100,000 books across those same five jurisdictions.

Guide

A practical guide for librarians
27 Aug 2018
89

Libraries play a key role in facilitating access to reading material for people who are blind or visually impaired. This guide was conceived to enable staff in libraries of all types to take practical steps to start using the Marrakesh Treaty, and to make full...

Policy report

27 Aug 2018
17

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published this statement on copyright education and copyright literacy.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
25 Aug 2018
47

The Focused Australian Study shows availability and terms of access for a sample of 546 books across the five main Australian library ebook aggregators (Overdrive, James Bennett, Wheelers, Bibliotheca and Bolinda).

This case study provides an overall snapshot of the competitive playing field in...

Essay

12 Aug 2018
251

This paper explores how libraries are working to provide safe spaces for youth. In doing so, they offer useful lessons on how to overcome the challenges associated with working with a diverse group with particular needs.

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2018
300

This discussion paper identifies the major library policies, systems and staff activities that will be affected by changes to the copyright duration provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), due to come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Survey

21 Jun 2018
52

This report provides an overview of how US public libraries communicate to their users and the broader community. Results confirm that libraries do a lot with limited resources, there’s a focus on social media, and that efforts successfully increase community awareness about the library.

Report

How 10 years of funding has helped libraries transform thousands of lives
20 Jun 2018
9

In this American Dream Literacy Initiative 10-year retrospective report, you'll learn more about how this grant has helped nearly 200 libraries across the United States enhance their services for adult learners.

Conference paper

History of the social and urban role of the library
18 Jun 2018
8

The library as an institution has had a rich history over the past three millennia. It has been fundamental to the preservation and dissemination of knowledge alongside an ever-changing social and urban role. This paper uses a review of the history of the library as...

Journal article

21 Mar 2018
10

This article explores how Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) developed, problems with the current ILL ecosystem, and changes that can make ILL centered on users’ needs and processes rather than backend library systems.

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