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1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 56), May 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/03/2006   
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10 Ways to Promote ABS Information

  1. Feature an "All about our community" display, incorporating information about your local area from the Census. Use free Census data and the National Regional Profiles on the ABS web site.
  2. Run a Census Awareness session in the lead up to the Census. Ask your LEP Coordinator for ideas.
  3. Run a "Statistic of the day" event. What's topical in your community? Volunteering? Education? Agriculture? Use the Theme pages or Google on the ABS web site or try Year Book Australia (ABS cat. no 1301.0).
  4. What about featuring a "Web site of the day" during Library and Information Week? Use the ABS web site as one of your featured web sites. Give guided tours of the site to your clients or feature a web site each day on your own library's web site.
  5. Mount a Display. The LEP can lend you a display stand (numbers of these are limited, so book early). Use posters, mousemats and copies of your ABS publications to give your library's clients a taste of what ABS information they can expect to find in your library.
  6. What about a quiz? The Education pages on the ABS web site have a range of activities for young people, including a "Don't be a drip - save a drop" water quiz. Use the Quiz in the LIW kit, design your own or ask us for one.
  7. Include an ABS web site information session in your library's online services sessions for clients.
  8. Add a link to the ABS web site to your library's web site.
  9. Promote the importance of your library using the facts and figures in Counting on Libraries.
  10. Design your own ABS user guides focusing on topics of interest to your clients.

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