Posted by: bluesyemre | April 16, 2019

The Council of Australian University Librarians (#CAUL) 2019 Report

CAUL

Our nation benefits significantly from the activities of university libraries. Libraries — through their resources, services and engagement — strengthen the impact of education and research, and disseminate knowledge to power the world. Libraries are an essential part of our education system. They play a key role in the development of the nation’s capacity by contributing to student learning experiences. These students then go on to power the economy and reshape our world.

The collections and services of libraries also contribute to research that develops international understanding of issues in science, social sciences, humanities, technology and medicine. Australian universities are leaders in making this research knowledge available. Society is transformed through the power of research, teaching and learning. University libraries are essential knowledge and information infrastructures which enable student achievement and research excellence.

This paper has been prepared to report on the efforts of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia. Members are the lead library executive of the institutions that have representation on Universities Australia. The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) makes a significant contribution to higher education strategy, policy and outcomes through a commitment to a shared purpose:

To transform how people experience knowledge — how it can be discovered, used and shared.

The CAUL Strategic Priorities for 2017–2019 are to advocate for:
> fair, affordable and open access to knowledge
> digital dexterity — the new skills for learning and research excellence.

“Education is the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society. Compassion and peace of mind bring a sense of confidence that reduce stress and anxiety, whereas anger and hatred come from frustration and undermine our sense of trust. Because of ignorance, many of our problems are our own creation. Education, however, is the instrument that increases our ability to employ our own intelligence.”
— Dalai Lama XIV, October 8 2012

CAUL Report 2019

https://www.caul.edu.au/


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