The change of government as per the state election on 17 March 2018 has brought a change of ideology and focus in South Australia. It is known that government departments are drawing up contingency plans to make savings in preparation for reduced allocations from the Department of Treasury and Finance in financial year 2018/2019. There is an urgent and pressing necessity, for ALIA House and the Board to support the specials community in South Australia by:
• allocating resources and funds to a media campaign demonstrating the value of special libraries
• enhancing the ALIA SA Specials website with current and up to date advocacy content.
Special libraries are being closed down in SA without consultation. For more information I recommend you reading ALIA SA Specials: Report on the survey of government library closures in South Australia, July 2018.