In the lead up to official federal election campaign launches by the Labor, Liberal and Greens parties, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has ramped up the Vote Library theme with federal election candidates in marginal seats.
ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher said, ‘Vote Library is a non-partisan campaign encouraging candidates in the federal election to state their position about the things our Members believe are important’.
ALIA has received correspondence from several candidates all of whom have given their support for libraries. Lisa Chesters, Labor MP for Bendigo, Victoria, visited the Kangaroo Flat Primary School, Victoria, on 10 May 2019, in support of school libraries.
‘The Greens recognise the multiple values of libraries and have achieved good outcomes in our local council for our public library. My campaign coordinator is a teacher-librarian!’, Dan Reid, Greens candidate, Page electorate NSW.
‘The Australian Greens believe that our National Institutions are the cornerstone of our national cultural life and custodians of our stories. We have a plan to increase the funding to national institutions, including the national library, gallery, museum, archives, and the like’, Caroline Perks, Greens candidate for the Perth electorate, WA.
For more information on ALIA’s Vote Library 2019 federal election campaign.
About Vote Library 2019
Vote Library is ALIA's 2019 federal election campaign, launched following confirmation that the federal election would be held on 18 May 2019. The campaign encourages ALIA Members and library lovers around the nation to engage with their local candidates to promote the library election agenda. For more information on ALIA’s Vote Library 2019 federal election campaign.
About the Australian Library and Information Association
The Australian Library and Information Association 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
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