Tag Archive for 'Australia'

And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are…

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library. A total of 16 libraries from all over the world applied to be considered for […]

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Meet the candidates: Jane Cowell

Jane Cowell Chief Executive Officer Yarra Plenty Regional Library AUSTRALIA I can bring a broad career experience to the Standing Committee that encompasses 20 years working in Public Libraries, including over 10 years as a Public Library Manager, significant strategic planning skills honed through four years as a national Library […]

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Margaret Allen, candidate for PLS SC

  Many of you will know Margaret Allen from the Governing Board. Margaret has decided to turn her attention to her great love, public libraries. Read her story here   Name: Margaret Allen Institution: State Library of Western Australia Country: Australia (Perth, Western Australia) What experience I will bring to […]

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Cathryn Ferencz

  Cathryn Ferencz has nominated for the Public Libraries Standing Committee. Cathryn hails from Geelong in Victoria, Australia.       Name: Cathryn Ferencz Institution: Geelong Regional Library Corporation Country: Australia What experience will you bring to the role of Standing Committee Member? I have chosen to work in public […]

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Indigenous Spaces in Library Places

The State Library of New South Wales (NSW) in Sydney (Australia) recently launched Indigenous Spaces in Library Places a strategy to provide Indigenous services across the State’s public library network. The program’s goal is to create interest and awareness on the way libraries across the state can engage and support Indigenous […]

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Two new Australian reports

Two new Australian public library reports were released by the State Library of New South Wales (NSW) late last year. NSW is Australia’s most populous state whose capital is Sydney. Building on the bookends scenarios explores how the future of NSW public libraries might unfold over the next twenty year, […]

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Librarians on (motor) bikes

This year Biblio Turismo is celebrating its tenth year in 2015. Biblio Turismo is where a group of Australian librarians travel to rural public libraries spreading the word of literature and children’s books and novels. Most travel by motorbike. This year they will  leave from Campbelltown Public Library on 24 […]

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