Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC)
Roar | Leap | Dare
30 July – 2 August 2018
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
IFLA will be represented by President-elect Christine Mackenzie
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. Together it seeks to empower the profession through the development, promotion and deliver of quality library and information services to the nation, though leadership, advocacy and mutual professional support.
The 2018 conference will be the fourth in a series which began more than 30 years ago. The first joint Australia-New Zealand conference was held in Christchurch in 1981; the second in Brisbane in 1984, and the third in Wellington in 1994. This will be the first time that ALIA and LIANZA are joined by LAS. A further joint conference is proposed for November 2021 in New Zealand.
Conference theme: Roar | Leap | Dare
Inspired by motifs and imagery commonly associated with Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, the theme is intended to draw focus to the issues of:
Roar – how to we advocate for our communities and industries? How do we promote and demonstrate the value of what we do?
Leap – how do we spring forward and build momentum? What are the innovations and connections in technology, service delivery and content that are shaping our services, environments and work?
Dare – what risks are we taking in our organisations and work lives? What are the stories of revolution or evolution, success or failure, in your library, industry, country or career?
Last update: 13 April 2018