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Howard library opens in Canberra

5 December 2018
Australia’s first public prime ministerial library, dedicated to former prime minister John Howard, has opened in Canberra, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The Howard Library, said by organisers to be...

Tasmania abolishes library fines statewide

28 November 2018
Tasmania's libraries are abolishing fines for items that are returned late to library branches statewide, reports ABC News. From December 2018, failure to return books on time will incur penalties...

NZ’s first suburban self-service library to open

8 November 2018
New Zealand’s first suburban self-service library will open in Whanganui East on the country’s North Island in January 2019, reports the New Zealand Herald. The new Hakeke Street Library, to be...

Libraries awarded 2018 NLA Community Heritage Grants

8 November 2018
The National Library of Australia (NLA) has announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program, including three New South Wales organisations that received grants for library collections. The...

SLQ wins 2018 VALA award for innovation

31 October 2018
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has won an industry innovation award, presented by Victorian organisation VALA—Libraries, Technology and the Future, for its Tunley Braille Globe Project. The project involved...

SLWA releases 2018-2022 strategic plan

24 October 2018
The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) has released its strategic plan for 2018-2022. The key objectives of the strategic plan include: to embrace digital transformation by creating easier access...

SLNSW 2019 fellowships announced

17 October 2018
The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the six recipients of its 2019 research fellowships, including the inaugural Dr A M Hertzberg Fellowship, which examines ‘the impact of globalisation...

New items at SLV’s World of the Book exhibition

17 October 2018
State Library Victoria’s (SLV) free World of the Book exhibition has reopened, with more than 300 additional items on display including some never-before-exhibited material. Rare books historian and exhibition curator...

NT library welcomes resident creative Fraser-Bell

10 October 2018
Emerging artist C J Fraser-Bell has commenced her residency at the Northern Territory Library (NTL), after being announced as one of four Territory artists to take part in the NT...

First of SLV $88.1m redeveloped spaces revealed

26 September 2018
State Library Victoria (SLV) has opened the first of its renovated spaces as part of its $88.1 million ‘Vision 2020’ redevelopment. The new spaces include two new reading rooms, a dedicated...

SLQ opens Queensland’s first ‘tool library’

26 September 2018
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has partnered with the Brisbane Tool Library to open Queensland’s first tool library, reports the Age. The membership-based service, located at South Bank in Brisbane,...

‘Libraries Change Lives’ campaign launched in Victoria

19 September 2018
Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN) and State Library Victoria (SLV) have begun a statewide campaign to raise awareness and grow funding for Victorian public libraries. The Libraries Change Lives campaign, launched...

NZ to host 2020 World Library and Information Congress

5 September 2018
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) has announced that Auckland will host the World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in August 2020. Around 3000 library professionals will attend the...

$60m invested into NSW public libraries

29 August 2018
The NSW government has announced a $60 million boost to NSW public libraries, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The announcement, made on Friday, 24 August by Arts minister Don Harwin,...

 

 

 

 

Indie Book Awards 2018 longlist announced

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