Library and Information Week is held during the last week of May each year. This year Library and Information week takes place from 23 to 29 May 2016. We are excited to announce that the 2016 LIW theme is 'Discover More'.
You can get involved by organising your own event to celebrate the industry or you can join library and information services across Australia.
Monday 23 May - Australia's Most Borrowed Books - Last year, we searched for Australia’s favourite books. This year, we’re searching for some of Australia’s most borrowed books.
Tuesday 24 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 25 May - National Simultaneous Storytime
Thursday 26 May - Libraries celebrate Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea
Friday 27 May - ALIA Day
Check the ALIA events calendar for details of ALIA group events in your local area celebrating LIW.
About Library and Information Week
The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community. This week is your chance to show your skills and your value to the community in a fun way!
Library and Information Week provides the community with the opportunity to:
- find out about the wide range of services which local public and school libraries offer.
- recognise the vital role which libraries and information services play for research and education.
- recognise the contribution of specialist libraries for the work outcomes in corporations, government departments, hospitals and other institutions.
- debate our information future and government approaches to it.
- emphasise the significance of libraries in the maintenance of our history and culture at community and national levels.
- recognise the importance of library and information services as providers of services for people who may otherwise be disadvantaged by their lack of access to information and services.
- consider the role which libraries play in our local community, work and personal life.