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SLNSW announces new children’s library

3 April 2019

The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) is launching a fundraising appeal to help fund a new dedicated area for children and families to browse, sit down and read, reports the...

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...

SLNSW collection valued at $3.5bn 

1 July 2015

The State Library of NSW’s collection has recently been valued at $3.15 billion, an increase of nearly $1 billion since 2010.The collection is the most valuable library collection in Australia....

NSW state library seeks digital expert

21 January 2015

The State Library of NSW is looking to hire a ‘director of digital experience and chief information officer’ who can transform the organisation into a ‘centre for digital excellence’, reports...

NSW State Library launches humour-writing prize

17 December 2014

The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the launch of the inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing to ‘celebrate, recognise and encourage humour writing, and to promote interest in...

National Biography Award shortlist announced 

10 July 2014

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the National Biography Award, which recognises ‘the continuing importance and value of life writing’.The shortlisted titles are: A Spy in the...

Knox wins 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize 

9 May 2014

Malcolm Knox has won this year’s Ashurst Business Literature Prize for his book Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC (Viking). Ashurst vice-chair Mary Padbury presented...

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9 April 2014

Mitchell Library petition attracts over 9000 signaturesAn online petition protesting changes to the Mitchell Library at the State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has attracted over 9000 signatures. As previously reported...

Ashurst Business Literature Prize 2013 shortlist announced

19 March 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Ashurst Business Literature Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation (Jay Harman, Nicholas Brealey) Boom: The...

SLNSW launches WWI commemoration project 

20 November 2013

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has launched a new project commemorating World War I. The project, which will run from 2014 to 2019, will include an onsite collection,...

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13 November 2013

Former Booker Prize judge to deliver David Scott Mitchell Lecture 2013 Former Booker Prize judge Rick Gekoski will deliver this year’s David Scott Mitchell Lecture. Gekoski, who was the chair...