23 – 29 May 2011
The Australian Library and Information Association is pleased to announce the theme for Library and Information Week 2011:
Libraries: we find stuff!
A little surprising and a little ‘out there’ and even perhaps a little controversial – one thing is for sure, people will take notice, people will talk!
How can I use this theme in my library?
Visit the Library and Information Week webpage on the ALIA website for ideas and information: www.alia.org.au/liw
ALIA will also be providing a range of merchandise for locations to purchase and display in their library. This will be available from March/April 2011.
This theme also lends itself for you to personalise! Tell your clients and users what you do…
We catalogue stuff!
We look up stuff!
We research stuff!
We know stuff!
This theme, although a little surprising, highlights that libraries are far more than just books and speaks directly to the user in a language that is familiar.
This year’s theme is an open invitation. This year we will open up the space for people to discover for themselves and make their library experience personal!
What is Library and Information Week?
Library and Information Week will be held from 23 – 29 May 2011.
Libraries across Australia can use this week as a focus to promote and showcase their varied resources and services through different programs and events to the community. The week provides you the opportunity to introduce new services or publicly canvas issues of importance regarding library and information services in Australia.
You can get in involved by organising your own event or by leveraging off one of the existing Library and Information Week events:
Tuesday 24 May – National Library Technicians Day
Wednesday 25 May – National Simultaneous Storytime http://www.alia.org.au/storytime/
Thursday 26 May – Libraries celebrate Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea
For more enquiries please contact: Marija Vranko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6215 8222