Share your story for Library and Information Week

The theme for Library and Information Week 2013 (20-26 May) is ‘Share your story’, with libraries across Australia inviting users to tell their tale in all sorts of different ways – in words, pictures, on film, and through social media.

In addition to all the local activities, from Monday through to Friday there will be special events at a national level:

Monday 20 May: Launch of Library and Information Week and Project 13, promoting the role of school librarians in helping to keep children safe online

Tuesday 21 May: National Library Technicians’ Day promoting the role of library and information technicians professionals 

Wednesday 22 May: National Simultaneous Storytime, involving more than 400,000 children in Australia’s biggest single storytelling event

Thursday 23 May: The Australian Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea in the library

Friday 24 May: Redefine ‘library’ – a social media push to ask Australians to create a new definition that better describes the diverse role of library and information services

More detail is provided on the ALIA website and the home page news section will be updated during the week.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Erin York, Media Coordinator, Australian Library and Information Association on 02 6215 8225, 04 5055 7871 or

Monday 20 May 2013 8:30am