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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,...

New inquiry into ACT public libraries

15 August 2018
The ACT Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services has announced a new committee inquiry into the future of the territory’s public libraries. The inquiry into...

Vandalised street library rebuilt

8 August 2018
A Canberra street library that was destroyed by vandals in late July has been rebuilt by the local community, reports the Age. The Lyneham and O’Connor Little Library was set on...

Finch, Loo awarded J S Battye Creative Fellowship

25 July 2018
State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) has awarded the James Sykes Battye Creative Fellowship, valued at $10,000, to writer Steven Finch and illustrator Gabby Loo for their interactive community project Oracle...

Tasmania’s LINCs to be called ‘libraries’ again

25 July 2018
The Tasmanian government will begin rebranding the state’s 52 Learning and Information Centres (LINCs) starting mid-year, reports the Advocate. Tasmania’s libraries have been called LINCs since 2009 but the Liberal...

SLV 2018 fellowships announced

18 July 2018
State Library Victoria (SLV) has announced the recipients of its 2018 fellowships, including the inaugural Indigenous Victorian Aboriginal Cultural Research Fellowship. The recipients of the Creative Fellowships, worth $15,000 for...

John Oxley Library awards winners announced

11 July 2018
The State Library of Queensland has announced the winners of the 2018 John Oxley Library Fellowship, John Oxley Library Award, and John Oxley Library Community History Award, collectively known as...

Stokes donates $1m to NLA for fellowships

4 July 2018
Outgoing council chair of the National Library of Australia (NLA) Ryan Stokes has donated $1 million to support research fellowships at the library. The $1 million gift from the Stokes...

Mason appointed chair of NLA

27 June 2018
The federal government has appointed Brett Mason as the new chair of the council of the National Library of Australia (NLA). Mason—a diplomat and academic, as well as a former...

Tauranga council to build NZ$35 million library

20 June 2018
New Zealand's Tauranga City Council (TCC) will invest NZ$35 million (A$33m) in development to replace its central library, reports Sun Live. Tauranga Libraries manager Joanna Thomas said a ‘community hub’ model...