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BWF launches creative collaboration project

3 December 2012

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) is calling for submissions from creative organisations and networks to run collaborative events during the 2013 festival. The ampers&nd project is aimed at organisations such...

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28 November 2012

Brisbane libraries to waive fees for food this Christmas City libraries in Brisbane will waive overdue fees in exchange for canned food this Christmas. The initiative last year resulted in...

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14 November 2012

NLA announces new curatorship The National Library of Australia (NLA) has established the James and Bettison Treasures Curatorship, an endowed curatorship ‘established thanks to the generosity of philanthropists Helen James...

New research shows value of Queensland public libraries

25 September 2012

New research commissioned by the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has found that every $100 invested in Queensland public libraries by state and local governments during 2010-2011 delivered $230 of value to local...

More Queensland government libraries to close 

18 September 2012

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has received confirmation that two more Queensland Government libraries will be closed and the staff numbers at other government libraries reduced as a result...

Queensland Literary Awards 2012 winners announced

5 September 2012

The winners of the inaugural Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) were announced on 4 September on the eve of the Brisbane Writers Festival. The winners in each category are: Fiction book award...

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3 September 2012

Brisbane agriculture, fisheries and forestry library to close The Queensland Government has announced that the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Library in Brisbane will close, reports the ABC. Minister...

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14 August 2012

SLV team named Innovator of the Month The Learning Services team at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) has been named ‘Innovator of the Month’ by the Victorian Government’s Department...

QLA announces new people’s choice award

27 July 2012

The organisers of the Queensland Literary Awards (QLA), the volunteer-led awards that have replaced the axed Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, have announced a new people’s choice award, to be sponsored by...

Queensland Literary Awards receives $20,000 from CAL

15 June 2012

The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA), the volunteer-led awards that have replaced the axed Queensland Premier’s Awards, has received $20,000 from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Cultural Fund to administer and...

Queensland Memory Awards announced 

6 June 2012

Three awards designed to recognise the work of historians in increasing knowledge of Queensland history have been announced at the State Library of Queensland during Queensland Week (2-11 June). The...

Refurbished library reopens in Rockhampton 

6 June 2012

A refurbished library was reopened at the Rockhampton campus of Central Queensland University (CQU) on 6 June by Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research. This...

Reality Bites Literary Festival program announced 

4 June 2012

The program for the 2012 Reality Bites Literary Festival in Cooroy on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been announced. The festival, which focuses on literary nonfiction, will run from 26-29 July...

Nunn wins 2011 Johnno award 

5 December 2011

Brisbane poet Graham Nunn is the recipient of the 2011 Johnno award, presented by the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) for outstanding contributions to writing in Queensland. Nunn, who is also...