2019 is the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages and there are many ways that libraries can get involved in the day, from highlighting Indigenous works in your library’s collection to hosting talks from local members of Indigenous communities.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is helping to promote the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
‘ALIA President Lyndall Ley has taken Indigenous Matters as her theme for 2018-2019. In 2019, we will not only be promoting this event but also publishing a report on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in libraries across Australia,’ Sue McKerracher, ALIA CEO, said.
You can register for free on the official UN website as an organisation or as an individual and once registered share your event on the website, as well as download a range of resources and find additional information on the year.
About the Australian Library and Information Association
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.
With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au
Karolina Firman, Communications Officer. Karolina.Firman@alia.org.au