In 2018, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) organised seven ‘Leadership & Innovation Forums’ across Australia. These forums are a biennial event.
The theme was ‘Meaningful and respectful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and heritage – what more do we need to do?’
This aligned with the Presidential theme of Indigenous matters and complemented ALIA’s 2019 Truth, Integrity, Knowledge campaign.
‘We were very pleased that more than 300 library and information professionals attended the forums and took part in the broader conversation,’ Sue McKerracher, ALA CEO, said.
These forums took place in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, with an event at ALIA House in Canberra planned for 2019.
You can read the report detailing the forums.
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