Fight to save drugs library in Australia

(4 December 2013) ALIA reports that libraries are taking up the fight to save the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA).

ALIA Executive Director Sue McKerracher explained, ‘The ADCA has a library and information service that is used by hundreds of doctors, social workers, psychologists and other health professionals working with most vulnerable Australian families. We hope Senator Nash will be attending the Cherry Festival and will find time to visit our stall so we can talk to her about the importance of this internationally significant library.’

The library’s collection of 97,000 essential and often unique items, most of which are not available free on the internet or traceable through Google, will be consigned to landfill unless Senator Fiona Nash relents and grants the organisation a reprieve.

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