ALIA Multicultural launching forward to 2023
November 22nd 2022 saw the official launch of the ALIA Multicultural group, with numerous Library staff from across Australia invited to “Come to the Table” via webinar. Our key speaker, Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, AM (Professor Emeritus in Language and Literacy Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne) headlined the event, inspiring discussions of multilingualism in Australia and the challenges Libraries’ face in meeting the literary needs of the CALD community.
View the fascinating discussion online here:
ALIA Multicultural is now across Social Media.
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To celebrate, we are inviting Libraries across Australia to #showusyourshelves!
We want to see how your library is providing a welcoming environment for people from CALD backgrounds in your community. This includes creative displays, Community Languages collections and unique program ideas.
Libraries across the sector will be invited to participate and share a photo via social media and tag:
@ALIAmulticultural (FB and Instagram)
This can be across Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We will repost these on our own pages.
We would love to see a range of libraries too, from Universities, to Health and more.
There will be a reward in late 2023 for the most creative ideas, so get posting!
We are excited for what the new year will bring for this group. ALIA Multicultural will be a meeting place for sharing ideas, creative discussion, professional training, support and more.
We welcome all Library staff and those in community organisations or positions catering to the CALD community to participate and share in the discussion.
Stay tuned for more information, coming early 2023.