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Get ready for Library & Information Week 2023

From 31 July to 6 August, libraries around Australia will celebrate Library & Information Week

This week is an opportunity for libraries and information services throughout Australia to showcase their resources and services to their communities through programs and events, and celebrate the important roles libraries play in our local communities, workplaces and personal lives.

The theme for this year is ‘Where’s the Source?’, with organisers encouraging libraries to ask questions such as: Where does a piece of information come from? Why does it appear in the way that it does? Who made it? Who owns it? When was it created? Who paid for it? 

Amidst current topical discussions around the advent of Chat GPT and other generative AI, as well as the upcoming Referendum on the Voice to Parliament, organisers are encouraging libraries to “increase critical literacy skills and raise awareness of the available toolbox for understanding information sources of all kinds.”

Upcoming events as part of the Library & Information Week include free webinars on ‘Mythbusting Wikipedia’, Helping kids become critical media consumers’, and a ‘Source Symposium’.

You can find out more about the program, as well as explore a  list of suggested activities via the Australian Library and Information Association’s website. Join in the conversation using #WherestheSource #LIW2023