The countdown is on to ALIA National 2024
Monday May 6 – Thursday May 9, 2024
Adelaide Convention Centre, SA
ALIA provides the platform as a meeting point for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors and all areas of Australia and the international community. The National Conference provides unparalleled opportunities to become stronger as professionals and as an industry with engaging programs and a forum to collaborate, network and build partnerships amongst our colleagues, peers, industry leaders and corporate partners.
Conference Theme: Truth and Dare
With this theme, we extend an invitation for First Nations Truth Telling, we showcase the battle against disinformation, and we dare ourselves to push our work forward to continue to bring vibrant, relevant services to library users and communities.
The conference will feature keynote speeches, workshops, presentations, lightning talks, and panel discussions specifically related to the following sub-themes:
- From Inclusion to Belonging
- Raising Voices
- Daring Greatly, Striving Valiantly
- Forging Future Libraries
We hope these themes inspire you and will lead to powerful sharing and learning from wealth of knowledge and experience across our membership.
You can find out more about the conference theme on our Program page.
Register for conference, workshops, reception and dinner.
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Have any questions?
Contact the ALIA Events Team.
Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who resides in Melbourne. Shelley is an experienced teacher who is passionate about embedding Aboriginal history and culture into classrooms around Australia.
Dr Todd Fernando
Todd Fernando is a descendant of the Kalarie peoples of the Wiradjuri nation, and identifies as queer with pronouns he/him. He is the outgoing Victorian LGBTIQA+ Commissioner, serving in the role since 2021.
Councillor Linda Scott
Councillor Linda Scott GAICD is an experienced non-executive director and local government leader, currently serving as the President of the Australian Local Government Association. Linda is an accomplished non-executive Board Director and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
Dr Marie-Louise Ayres FAHA was appointed Director-General of the National Library Australia in March 2017, having joined the Library in 2002. She has worked in research libraries for nearly 30 years, after completing a PhD in Australian Literature at the Australian National University.
Wiradjuri man Ben Bowen is the CEO of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. A respected figure in the nonprofit sector and has dedicated his career to advocating for Indigenous literacy and education across Australia. For the last 15 years, Ben has worked for and with First Nations people in the not-for-profit sector.