This submission from the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australia Public Library Alliance (APLA) discusses the expansion of libraries into the broader arts and culture mix; the ongoing need for university qualified library and information professionals; and the benefits of creative and cultural industries to Australian society.
ALIA-APLA provides the following recommendations:
- Align librarianship with IT and education in the Job Ready Graduates plan
- Invest in Australian books, writers and reading
- Promote public libraries as centres for digital transformation of government services