Library and Information Week, runs from 25–31 May 2020, and this year the theme will be Create. The week showcases all the ways that libraries and library and information professionals create through their work. We know you all love and support libraries, but this week is not only a chance to celebrate these wonderful institutions but also remind ourselves of all the amazing things that they provide and how essential they are.
Library and Information Week provides the community with the opportunity to:
- Learn about the range of services that your library offers.
- Recognise the vital role which libraries and information services play for research and education.
- Recognise the contribution of specialist libraries for the work outcomes in corporations, government departments, hospitals and other institutions.
- Debate our information future and the government’s approach to it.
- Emphasise the significance of libraries in the maintenance of our history and culture at community and national levels.
- Recognise the importance of library and information services as providers of services for people who may otherwise be disadvantaged by their lack of access to information and services.
- Consider the role which libraries play in our local community, work, and personal life.
If you want to get involved check out the list of events below and start planning!
Monday 25 May – Launch day
Tuesday 26 May – National Library and Information Technicians’ Day
Wednesday 27 May – National Simultaneous Storytime. At 11am participants across Australia and New Zealand will sit down and read Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Scholastic Australia.
Thursday 28 May –Libraries celebrate Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea. Take a break and help raise money with your community for this important cause
Friday 29 May – ALIA Day. Spread the love and let users and other LIS professionals know the good work that ALIA does, including Library and Information Week!
#LIW2020 and #LibrariesCreate.
You can find out more here about Australian Library and Information Association ALIA here.