Lu Rees Archives renamed the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature
The Lu Rees Archives, housed at the University of Canberra, has been renamed the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The centre said in a statement that ‘the new name succinctly states what we are, clearly conveys our intent and embodies our vision for the future. We will continue to honour Lu Rees as our founder, in our history, through a long-established award in her name, and in other ways’. The centre said it will meet with authors, illustrators and publishers ‘to elaborate on our vision’, and will launch a fundraising campaign in 2016. The centre, which was formed by the ACT branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) in 1974, has more than 28,000 books in its collection, as well as a number of authors’, illustrators’ and publishers’ papers. For more information, click here.