Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, June

Community Welfare Contributions of Victorian Public Libraries: A Quantitative Assessment
This paper values the contributions Victorian public libraries make to the community, by applying a formal cost benefit assessment framework the preferred evaluation framework of economists--to articulate and quantify in dollar terms the benefits conferred...
Developing Good Hearts: The Disability Awareness Training Scheme for Geelong Regional Libraries Staff
The Geelong Regional Library Corporation in partnership with the city of Greater Geelong (CoGG) Aged and Disability Services, was selected for the State Library of Victoria's 2010 Pierre Gorman Award to develop a disability awareness training scheme...
Dollars, Sense and Public Libraries
The first article in this issue of Aplis tells the story of the methodology and outcomes of the Victorian Dollars, sense and public libraries report as the 2011 complement to the landmark 2005 Libraries building communities reports about the vital...
From Manuscripts to Metadata: The Changing Face of Local Studies Librarianship
In a period of rapid change local studies librarians worldwide are facing new challenges of increased demand and limited financial resources. An overview of the development of British local studies libraries, with reference to local studies in other...
Loc@l: Local Year One Children @ Your Library
A program aimed to engender interest by primary schools to improve public library awareness and membership. The successful outcome has had benefits when planning other activities with schools. ********** Loc@l was introduced to the Victoria Park...
Partnerships at Many Levels: Libraries in Northern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
The East Arnhem Shire Council, Northern Territory Library and other providers' have formed a partnership to deliver library services, promote reading and increase literacy and school readiness for indigenous people in Australia's Northern Territory...
Reading into Wellbeing: Bibliotherapy, Libraries, Health and Social Connection
Bibliotherapy recognises the value of sharing good literature and its potential to improve wellbeing and social connection. The implementation and outcomes of a pilot therapeutic reading group at an aged care facility are described. ********** ...
Refresh for Success: Moonee Valley Libraries Online Database Training Wiki
The failure to train and develop public library staff to utilise online information resources results in denial of lifelong learning opportunities to their communities. At Moonee Valley Libraries this prompted the development of a training wiki to...
The Victorian Book Well Program
Inspired by the successful UK Get into reading campaign 20 Victorians, including representatives from public libraries and health, families and migrant support organisations, have been trained to establish reading groups in their communities. Short...
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