5 Years Working Together


The ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has published a comprehensive report covering its achievements, as the peak body for public libraries in Australia, for the five years from 2010 to 2015.

The report provides an outstanding example of local government collaborating nationally, and shows how public library services in every state and territory have worked together on co-funded ventures to achieve the very best outcomes for councils and library users across Australia.

These joint initiatives include the National Year of Reading in 2012, which saw more than 4,000 events involving in excess of 200,000 people of all ages; national standards and guidelines for public libraries; promotion of Australian books and authors; support for libraries’ expansion into ebooks and eSmart Libraries, helping to keep children safe online.