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    • 1. Australian libraries, ALIA, the world! Roxanne Missingham Australian Parliamentary Librarian
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    • 3. What is a library
      • Users everywhere online
      • Many channels
      • Many diverse offerings
      • Competition for time and as information access services
      • What are we doing?
    • 4.  
    • 5. Chinese Monks, Carindale Library, Brisbane Thuringowa Central Library Southern Tablelands Regional Library Northern Regional Library & IS Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service
    • 6. New Solutions: Collect
    • 7. New Solutions: Digitise
    • 8. New Solutions: Collaborate
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    • 13. 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
    • 14. ALIA : linking people with ideas
      • Student Awards
      • Contacts
      • Networks
      • Employment – helping your career
      • Attend all the event you can!
    • 15.  
    • 16. You are the future:
      • Where have we come from?
      • 22 million Australians
      • 12 million public library users
    • 17. 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
    • 18. 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
    • 19. 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
    • 20.
      • Where to from here?