Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, December

Endless Possibilities
Melbourne's Convention Centre saw, from 12-15 November, the fifth national public libraries conference of the Australian Library and Information Association (Alia). It was a stimulating conference, complemented by a good trade exhibition, both tribute...
Essential Connections: School and Public Libraries for Lifelong Learning
Stimulated by the 1996 Unesco Delors report `Learning: the treasure within ', lifelong learning has become the educational policy icon of developed countries in the first part of the 21st century. Recognition is now needed that information literacy,...
Fifth Australian Public Libraries Conference November 2001 Program
Fifth Australian Public Libraries Conference November 2001 Program Day One Chris Batt Public libraries and the information society: brand leader or lost cause? David Spokes The web organisation Adie...
Friends of Libraries: Brokers Not Bystanders
As libraries are reshaped and repositioned, Friends of Libraries, library managers and all stakeholders need to recognise the need for partnership in improving libraries for all Australians. Friends of Libraries should be seen as brokers, not bystanders....
Information Literacy in New Zealand Public Libraries
Early in 2001 the information literacy subgroup of the Lianza public libraries special interest group surveyed the nature and extent of information literacy practices in public libraries in New Zealand. While awareness of information literacy issues...
Mayor Plugs Novel Idea to Boost Reading
CHICAGO is bidding to become the world's biggest book club after the city urged its denizens to all read the same novel -- Harper Lee's 1961 classic To Kill A Mockingbird -- at the same time. Are You Reading Mockingbird? ask posters promoting the...
No Real Competition: Compulsory Competitive Tendering in Victorian Regional Library Corporations
With the passing of the Local government (competitive tendering) act 1994 Victoria's public library sector became the first in the world to be exposed to compulsory competitive tendering (CCT). As a consequence, between 1996 and 1999, a large number...
Upper Murray Regional Library: The Collaborative Experience
Collaboration is an old strategy that is very relevant in today's library worM, the catalysts and results of which are explored. Upper Murray Regional Library is involved in a number of collaborative projects with a range of partners. The strategy...
What We Can Do to Help: As Well as Helping by Providing Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Libraries Can Help in the Fight Back against Negative Media Imager. Leigh Allen Reports on a Training Course Held by the Social Exclusion Action Planning Network
Over the last year, the Social Exclusion Action Planning Network has developed and presented a number of training courses. One of the most popular -- and groundbreaking -- was held on 4 October 2000, and looked at `Library Services for Refugees and...
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