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About Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018

Monday 30 July to Thursday 2 August 2018, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), and Library Association of Singapore (LAS) are delighted to announce their first joint conference between the three associations. 

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? 


Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. Together we seek 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.


Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Powered by our members, LIANZA provides strong leadership, growth opportunities and a community of practice to support the provision of quality library and information services to communities throughout New Zealand.

Incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1939, LIANZA operates as a not-for-profit supporting the library and information sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, ensuring that kiwis have access to world class innovative library services in all aspects of their lives, from school to university and from public to private sector.


Library Association of Singapore

The Library Association of Singapore (LAS) is the national organization representing the interests of the library and information professionals in Singapore. Membership comprises professional librarians as well as others who are interested in library and information work. LAS provides opportunities for networking, professional advancement and sharing of latest developments through its publications, talks, visits, conferences, training courses and social activities. LAS traces its history to 1955 when the Malayan Library Group was formed.

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  • events (@) alia.org.au
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