ALIA-APLA is hosting a free information session for people leading and working in Australian public libraries to share ideas about how we can better serve library users living with disability. There will also be an open Q&A session for all participants to talk about their own library services – the challenges, achievements and future opportunities. Registrations close 29 April 2021.
ALIA Schools’ second webinar for 2021 focuses on reading in our world with keynote speaker Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of numerous books including Foreign Soil (2017) and When We Say Black Lives Matter (2020). A Q and A session with the author will follow her keynote presentation.
Media literacy is a term that is becoming more prevalent in discussions around misinformation in society. It is a topic that is attracting public interest, with the Australian Government looking to work with media literacy experts in developing a national strategy to combat fake news and misinformation. For those working in libraries, media literacy may seem like a new concept, but the reality is that library professionals have been working to support media literacy in society for many years - though they may not be using this specific terminology.
ALIAVic's popular online trivia is back! With a revised and streamlined format for 2021, our online Discord-based trivia nights are a fun and free way to spend a couple of hours in the virtual company of library industry friends and colleagues. Open to everyone, and because it is text-based, no camera or microphone is necessary. Voice chat rooms are available if desired.
The existence of scholarly and professional groups such as ASIS&T’s InfoLearn, situated at the intersection between information and learning sciences, points to a growing need to revise disciplinary boundaries and consider new areas of investigation.