Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, September

Information Sources Useful to Managers of New Zealand Public Libraries
From a self administered questionnaire the perceptions of managers of public libraries in New Zealand of the information sources that they use in their work were assessed and ranked for usefulness. Particular attention was given to use of information...
Public Libraries: It's Their Funding, Stupid
The first Australian public libraries summit, commendably convened, organised and largely underwritten by the Australian Library and Information Association, was held on 16 July in Canberra. For a summary of its deliberations and outcomes see
Public Libraries: The Hub of Our Communities
Sometimes the key to a vibrant, healthy community centre can be right under our nose, hidden in plain sight. For too long public libraries have been under appreciated by decision makers and funders, often drawing less interest and attention than a...
Public Library Strategies for the over 50s: Everything Old Is New Again-Or Is It?
Will public libraries be serving a new breed of senior as the baby boomers age? What will an over 50 community with a passion for enjoying life and exploring new horizons demand from their public library services? How will libraries meet the increasing...
Readers Advisory Services for Older Adults
This paper examines the range of readers advisory services being provided for leading edge baby boomers over 55, the well aged and the frail aged. Currently there is little targeting of readers advisory to specific age groups or agilities. Readers...
The New World of Accessible Editions for Older Adults
As the population is ageing, and the diversity of reading needs' and disabilities are better understood, it makes sense that information and books are provided in different formats to suit these needs. There is now no reason why people should have...
Web 2.0 and Public Libraries: Essential Innovation Requires a National Solution
The future of public libraries lies in building and strengthening relationships with the communities they serve. Web 2.0 services are central to achieving this mission. At the same time, for public libraries to be able to innovate in these essential...
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