Library and information professionals have always connected people with information and ideas but money is tight and many libraries are finding it tough.
There are more than 10 million people in Australia who use library and information services. If you are one of them, please join us and show your support.
10 ways you can help
Thanks so much for your support and we know you want to help FAIR. Help us build our numbers and inpsire more people to participate.
You may be interested in The Library and Information Agenda — a document which summarises some of the lobbying positions for which the Australian Library and Information Association advocates.
The Agenda has four themes and ten items which ALIA believes are essential for promoting literacy, enabling citizens to be well-informed, supporting socially inclusive communities and contributing to the success of Australia as a knowledge-based economy. Many of these issues overlap with the FAIR issues.
In the meantime, here 10 ways you can help:
1) Stay in the loop
2) Follow us on Twitter
Get all the FAIR tweets to get the news first. Help share the news across Twitter by tweeting about FAIR and re-tweeting FAIR tweets to your followers.
3) Like us on Facebook
We'll be posting FAIR news to our Facebook page, so you can read the latest. Share your thoughts about FAIR and the FAIR issues by writing about it on Facebook.
4) Love our logo
5) Wear FAIR
Show us some FAIR fashion by purchasing a FAIR t-shirt from our store.
6) Talk about FAIR
Searching for water cooler conversation? Share the latest FAIR news with your friends and colleagues by changing the conversation on important issues and introducing new ideas.
7) Drink FAIR
Show your support by sipping your morning cuppa from a FAIR mug.
8) Badge on
Did you go to the ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference and get a FAIR badge in your satchel? Wear it with pride or order one here.
9) Share your story
If you have an issue that you want FAIR to know about — let us know. Testimonials are always useful - if you would like to tell us about your great library or a library hero who has inspired you, please let us know.
10) Give to the cause
If you have any spare change, you can donate to help us lobby on important FAIR issues. By making a donation you will help us to carry on the work of advocating for Australian libraries and all the values around freedom of information, books and reading for all.
You have an important role to play in the FAIR movement. Just by taking a small step and walking together, we can achieve change to make a better future.