Advocacy campaigns

Our advocacy campaigns provide opportunities for the sector to promote its value and to highlight issues of importance to the communities we serve.

Key agenda items



  1. Improved access to data and scholarly information through the development and trial of open access models for government-funded research
  2. Halt to government library closures and greater recognition of the role of library and information professionals in evidence-based decision-making
  3. Greater recognition of the important part libraries play in literacy and learning for all ages
  4. Continued recognition of the important part libraries play in digital inclusion
  5. A national early literacy strategy
  6. A national media literacy strategy
  7. Support for the long-term success of the Australian book industry
  8. Quality library services for tertiary students enrolled in universities, TAFEs and private Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  9. Qualified library staff employed in every school library
  10. Libraries and information services contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)


  1. Further copyright law reform (safe harbours and fair use)
  2. Accreditation of higher education and VET courses by professional bodies


  1. Further investment in digital access to cultural collections and digital infrastructure
  2. Funding for library buildings as a vital element of Australia's knowledge infrastructure
  3. Funding for the delivery of egovernment services through public libraries



Page updated 1 July 2021