Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I wish you a happy Australian Library and Information Week for 2009. With the theme of Libraries your passport to discovery there is a world of potential to showcase the many ways in which your library makes a difference. Remember to send us stories and photos of what you've done to promote LIW 2009. It's also important that you and your colleagues take time to celebrate your contribution to our industry, whether this be a slap up morning tea, a glass of bubbles after work or maybe a lamburger after National Simultaneous Storytime!

Last week was a big week for ALIA with meetings of the outgoing and incoming boards and our Annual General Meeting neatly sandwiched in the middle. It was a time for us to farewell outgoing ALIA President, Derek Whitehead and Directors Katy Watson and Damian Lodge and welcome incoming Vice President/ President Elect Graham Black and new Directors Kate Sinclair and Gill Hallam. A huge thanks to Derek, Katy and Damian for their commitment, professionalism and insights. The "take home" messages from our meetings are available on the ALIA website - please take time to have a look at them and stay in touch with the diversity of issues before your Association.
ALIA Reports here

I look forward to meeting and working with many of you over the next 12 months

Best wishes


Jan Richards
Australian Library and Information Association
ph: 61 2 63938126 or 0418234827

1 comment:

Alba said...

Library Week should be a HUGE opportunity for promoting our library - where are our 'passports'? We could have made mock-up Aussie passport covers of all sizes and wrapped them round nice new books for a display . . . and all sorts of other stuff. But who has the time to plan, organise and execute this stuff? And that's now, never mind what it'll be like with our Manager stetched thinner.