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ALIA to run digital storytime pilot in 2021

9 December 2020

Australian publishers can opt to have new or backlist titles included in an Online Storytime pilot being run by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in 2021. The one-year...

ALIA welcomes library budget announcement

7 October 2020

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has welcomed the ‘positive outcomes’ for library and information workers announced in the Federal government’s 2020-21 budget. The federal government announced $31.2 million...

International Library News 

3 February 2014

Pilot scheme allows free access to 1.5 million journal articles at public librariesIn the UK, a two-year pilot scheme will allow members of the public to access over 1.5 million...

In brief 

15 January 2014

Toowoomba library to move to temporary homeQueensland’s Toowoomba City Library will move to a temporary home in March to make way for the redevelopment of the Grand Central and Gardentown...

In brief 

2 October 2013

Public Libraries of SA launches Dads Read campaign Public Libraries of South Australia has launched the ‘Dads Read’ campaign, an early childhood literacy initiative developed by the State Library of...

International library news 

2 October 2013

Penguin US ebooks available to libraries through OverDrive again Libraries in the US can now access Penguin ebooks through OverDrive, more than 18 months after the publisher announced that it...

Queensland school librarian wins CBCA award 

21 August 2013

Queensland librarian Judith Russell has been awarded the Dame Annabelle Rankin Award for services to literature by the Queensland branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Russell, who...

Council to end funding of Mount Gambier library 

17 July 2013

The Grant District Council in South Australia will cease funding the Mount Gambier Public Library, reports the ABC. The district council announced last week that its current funding provision of $130,000...

New funding for SLNSW in 2013-14 Budget 

19 June 2013

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) will receive approximately $3 million in new funding as part of the NSW Government’s 2013-14 Budget. A spokesperson for the NSW Government...

Roberts appointed SLV CEO 

12 December 2011

The State Library of Victoria's has announced the appointment of Sue Roberts as its new CEO and state librarian.Roberts, who has 15 years' experience in strategic library leadership in the UK and...