eSmart Libraries is a behaviour change system for libraries to improve cybersafety and wellbeing and deal with cyberbullying.
The national pilot for eSmart Libraries has begun - 21 library services, or 106 branches across five states and two territories, are now taking part in one of the most significant community cybersafety initiatives ever undertaken in Australia.
eSmart Libraries is a purpose-built system designed to equip libraries with and connect library users to the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
Pilot libraries are leading the way for the industry to fully embed cybersafety in their libraries and strengthen their position as knowledge centres for communities.
Launched in August 2012 by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's National Patron the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, the $8 million, multi-year partnership with the Telstra Foundation will deliver eSmart Libraries in collaboration with Australia's library network over the next six years to all of Australia's 1,500 public libraries.
For more information about eSmart Libraries, visit the website www.esmartlibraries.org.au
If you would like to express your interest to participate in eSmart Libraries from July 2013 or wish to know more about the program, complete the online form.
eSmart Libraries launch brochure