Celebrate Library and Information Week 2019

The Australian Library and Information Association is pleased to launch this year’s Library and Information Week (LIW), running 20–26 May 2019. This week celebrates all things libraries and the theme this year corresponds with our Truth, Integrity, Knowledge (TIK) campaign.

The TIK campaign is running throughout 2019. The campaign focuses on 10 of the ways that library and information professionals promote and support Truth, Integrity and Knowledge. Library and Information Week 2019 continues this theme by encouraging libraries and library users to think of the ways that their library supports Truth Integrity and Knowledge.

‘We are always impressed by the way our Members adopt and adapt the Library and Information Week theme in their own libraries. We’re looking forward to some clever, funny and inspiring initiatives to draw attention to the great work that library and information professionals do all year round’, Sue McKerracher, ALIA CEO, said.


Each day of the week has a special theme:

Monday 20 May  Launch day – You can start creating activities for your users that will run across the entire week. 

Tuesday 21 May – Library 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.

Wednesday 22 May – National Simultaneous Storytime – at 11:00am participants across Australia and New Zealand will 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 library and information science 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.

There are also free resources including posters, flyers and Librarian and Technician Day stickers.  For more information about Library and Information Week.

Library and Information Week 2019 is supported by Booktopia.


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

Monday 20 May 2019 10:30am