Information Awareness Month 2022

Information Awareness Month (IAM) is a collaborative event between various bodies within the records, archives, library, knowledge, information, and data management communities.

IAM is the month when information professionals get together to promote modern and improved practices of managing information in Australia and by Australians.

Events are held annually in May all around Australia and New Zealand.

Theme for 2022

Building Trust in Information – Information Awareness Month 2022

This year's theme Building Trust in Information will focus on trusted information which enables individuals, businesses, and government to make informed decisions that can be relied upon. From day-to-day operational decisions to ensuring that we have accurate and representative records of our history and society.

Information Awareness Month 2022 highlights the importance of trust in information across all aspects of business and life, from the people to the technology.

IAM 2022 is a collaborative insight into the key criteria for ensuring information can be trusted through governance, archives, records, data, privacy, and knowledge.

Events to celebrate IAM 2022

Save the dates and join us in May to celebrate Information Awareness Month

Official Launch

  • 2 May: Announcement of the Official Launch of IAM – make sure to keep an eye on your social platforms.
  • Privacy Awareness Week 2 to 8 May

Unpacking privacy: may the 4th be with you

Seminar hosted by RIMPA Qld
Date: 4 May
Register for Unpacking privacy seminar

Preserving digitisation: a practical seminar

Hosted by Fuji Film (free event)
Date: Thursday, 5 May 2022
Time: starts 8 am arrive at 7:30am
Location: ground floor Seminar Room, CSU, 10-12 Brisbane Avenue, Barton ACT 2600, Australia
Register for the Fuji Preserving digitisation practical seminar

The multiverse of records and information management

Seminar hosted by RIMPA SA/NT
Date: 6 May
Register for the multiverse of records and information management seminar

Historical significance: that was then, this is now

Seminar hosted by RIMPA Vic/Tas
Date: 11 to 12 May
Register for Historical significance seminar

COVID-19, Data and privacy: what have we learned?

Hybrid event hosted by InfoGovANZ
Date: 13 May
Register for Data and privacy seminar

ALIA national conference

Date: 16 to 19 May
Register for ALIA National conference

Search and discovery: we know we have it, so why can't we find It?

Seminar hosted by RIMPA ACT
Date: 18 May
Register for Search and discovery seminar

Data Governance special interest group

Hosted by the National Archives of Australia
Date: 19 May, 11 am to 12:30 pm
Register by emailing

Building trust in information

One day seminar hosted by State Records of South Australia, SA State Library
Date: 23 May
Register for Building trust in information seminar

Records Management network meeting

Online event hosted by PROV
Date: 24 May, 10 am to 11:45 am
Register to attend the network meeting

#BeFAIRandCARE: Knowing data principles

Hosted by the Territory Records Office (free event)
Date: Tuesday 24 May, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Public Meeting Room, Level 1, Canberra Museum & Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
Register via Eventbrite

May 2022 Canberra GAIN forum

Hybrid live and streamed event hosted by the National Archives
Date: May 31, 10 am to 12 noon
Register to attend the May GAIN forum

Sponsors: Australian Library and Information Services, Australian Society of Archivists, DAMA Australia, Health Information Management Association Australia, InfoGovANZ, NAA, RIMPA