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$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...

Noosa Heritage Library wins Heritage Award

6 June 2018
Noosa Shire Council’s Heritage Library has won a Silver Award at the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Heritage Awards for publishing local history book Noosa Remembers: A History of World...

Murphy awarded F A Sharr Award

30 May 2018
Curtin University librarian Claire Murphy is the recipient of this year’s F A Sharr Award for exhibiting ‘the most potential to make a significant contribution to the library profession in...

Lewis named ALIA fellow

30 May 2018
The Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) has presented an ALIA fellowship to Suzanne Lewis for her work in the field of health librarianship, as well as her position as...

Two Canberra streets to be named after librarians

16 May 2018
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced that two new roads in the ACT will be named after prominent Australian librarians Ena Noël OAM and Margaret Trask AM....