Professor Katya Johanson and Associate Professor Leonie Rutherford presented at the Australian Library and Information Association Conference in Canberra on 19 October 2022. The conference theme – diversity was examined in various contexts throughout the conference program. Our presentation focused on publisher understanding of how well their industry served diverse readers, and teacher and teacher-librarian views of the range of reading material provided for young people.
Also part of our session was Anna Burkey – Co-ordinator of the Australian Publishers Association’s Australia Reads program. Anna is a former Director of the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria.