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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Library stars: Best of the best

Tuesday 19 September 2006, 9.30 am -4.30 pm, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

--------------------------------------------------Registrations for the forum are now open.

The forum will showcase libraries, projects and successes to recognise outstanding achievements in the public library sector and to inspire public library practitioners.

The program features:Keynote address by Rolf Hapel, Library Director, Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark. Aarhus Public Libraries won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 'Access to Learning' Award in 2004.

Presentations on seven outstanding public library services and programs from around Australia including: three diverse reading and literacy programs, an indigenous local knowledge collection, an extensive local history project, innovative use of digital technology to provide library materials to people with sight impairment, and a staff development program for library staff in remote Northern Territory communities.

The forum will include panel discussions and Q and A sessions. Forum delegates will vote for the Delegates Choice Award for the best project presented on the day.

RegistrationALIA members*: $100.00 (GST incl.)Non-members: $135.00 (GST incl.)* Members of PLA, LIANZA, ASLA and ASA are eligible for the ALIA memberrate.

For details of the program and to register please go to

Library stars: best of the best is presented by the ALIA Public Libraries Reference Group and is sponsored by Peter Pal Library Supplier and SirsiDynix. It is a satellite event for the 2006 ALIA BiennialConference, CLICK06, Perth, 19-22 September 2006.
For more information please contact Susan Magnay,, ph 02 6215 8225.


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