Library and Information Week 2019

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The theme for Library and Information Week 2019 is Truth Integrity, Knowledge. This theme recognises all the ways that libraries support and further truth, integrity and knowledge.  

Library and Information Week 2019 is supported by Booktopia


  • Monday 20 May  Launch day – You can start creating activities for your users that will run across the entire week. 
  • Tuesday 21 May – National Library and Information Technicians' Day – This is the day to celebrate the great work that library technicians do and to gain a better understanding of their role in libraries. This year we have created some free Library Technicians Day stickers that you can download in the resources section. 
  • Wednesday 22 May – National Simultaneous Storytime – at 11am participants across Australia and New Zealand will sit down and read Alpacas with Maracas written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove. 
  • Thursday 23 May  Libraries celebrate Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea – take a break and help raise money with your community for this important cause 
  • Friday 24 May – ALIA Day – spread the love and let users and other LIS professionals know the good work that ALIA does, including Library and Information Week!


Check the ALIA events calendar for details of ALIA group events in your local area celebrating Library and Information Week.

ALIA Advocacy Event
Monday 20 May 2019 8:30am to Sunday 26 May 2019 5:30pm