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KBR has either worked with, supported or otherwise endorses the following organisations.


The Australian Children's Literature Alliance (ACLA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2008 to champion and promote the transformational power of reading in the lives of young Australians. ACLA is a collegial and inclusive organisation with representation from across the field of children's and young adult literature.

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) seeks to empower the profession through the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, through leadership, advocacy and mutual professional support.

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia and raises funds to develop, implement and sustain innovative projects for individuals, families and communities.

The Australian Society of Authors was instrumental in setting up the Copyright Agency and the Australian Copyright Council, and successfully campaigned for Public Lending Right in 1975 and Educational Lending Right in 2000. The ASA's mission is to advance and protect the interests of Australia's literary creators.

The key messages of the Children's Book Council of Australia are to promote quality literature to young Australians, to support Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books and to promote the role of library and literature professionals in bringing children and books together. The CBCA celebrates outstanding contributions to Australian children’s literature through the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards, and aims to promote greater equity of access to reading through community projects.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions. This is done by providing books and literacy resources to communities and raising broad community awareness of Indigenous literacy issues.  The Foundation is an initiative of the Australian Book Industry drawing on its diverse range of expertise, skills and resources. It works with the support of the Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Booksellers Association and the Australian Society of Authors.

The Australian Libraries Gateway (ALG) is a free Web-based directory service which has information about approximately 5,200 Australian libraries and cultural institutions, their collections and services. Started in March 1998, it aims to be a 'one-stop-shop' directory for current information about Australian libraries and cultural institutions - a tool for world-wide users, for both information professionals and the general public. 

National Centre for Australian Children's Literature
The National Centre for Australian Children's Literature (formerly Lu Rees Archives) is a comprehensive collection of  books and other resources about Australian authors, illustrators, publishers and their creative works. The collection includes over 28,000 books, with some 3,800 of these in overseas translations in 53 languages, over 450 research files, and significant collections of authors', illustrators' and publishers' papers, manuscripts and artwork. The resources are publicly available, and visitors are welcome during opening hours.

The Reading Hour began as part of the National Year of Reading initiative in 2012.
Founded in the US in 1971, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a community of children’s authors and illustrators and professionals committed to children’s literature. It is now the largest children's writing organisation in the world, and the SCBWI Australia and New Zealand site is jam-packed with industry information and how to develop your craft and your career.

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