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  • Australian libraries, ALIA, the world! Roxanne Missingham Australian Parliamentary Librarian
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  • What is a library
    • Users everywhere online
    • Many channels
    • Many diverse offerings
    • Competition for time and as information access services
    • What are we doing?
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  • Chinese Monks, Carindale Library, Brisbane Thuringowa Central Library Southern Tablelands Regional Library Northern Regional Library & IS Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service
  • New Solutions: Collect
  • New Solutions: Digitise
  • New Solutions: Collaborate
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  • ALIA : linking people with ideas
    • Professional association for workers, students and others
    • Key areas of work
      • Education & professional development
      • Advocacy (e.g. copyright)
      • Activities – events, group opportunities
      • Research including a research fund
      • Awards
      • Financial management & governance
  • ALIA : linking people with ideas
    • Student Awards
    • Contacts
    • Networks
    • Employment – helping your career
    • Attend all the event you can!
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  • You are the future:
    • Where have we come from?
    • 22 million Australians
    • 12 million public library users
  • Online
    • In 2005-06, 60% of Australian households had Internet access at home and 70% had access to a home computer.
    • Public libraries have 4,638 Internet workstations for Australians to use
  • Employment
    • Australian Bureau of Statistics and Department of Employment classify almost 29,000 of 10 million working Australians as library workers.
    • 13,400 are librarians; 8 800 are library assistants; and 6,700 work as library technicians
  • Literacy
    • Over 6 million Australian adults (47%) don't have adequate literacy skills to cope with the demands of everyday life and work (level 1/2).
    • Only 17% of adult Australians had literacy skills at levels 4/5.
    • ABS 2008
    • Where to from here?