Dec
30

New appointments to Library Council of NSW

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has welcomed three new appointments and two reappointments to the Library Council of NSW.
 
“I’m pleased to announce that Kathryn Bail, Ursula Dubosarsky and Gai McGrath will join the Council, while Professor Martin Nakata and Michael Caulfield have been reappointed,” Mr Grant said.
 
“These members bring a wealth of skills, experience and talent to the Council, which oversees and guides the management of the State Library of NSW and the Statewide Public Library Network.
 
“The State Library is our main public reference and research library, while public libraries are much valued community institutions throughout the State. Each year, there are more than 35 million visits to public libraries, and over five million online visits to the State Library.”
 
Mr Grant thanked outgoing Council members Rodney Cavalier, Susan Doyle and Maxine Brenner for their contributions.
 
“Mr Cavalier has provided dedicated service over the past three years and did important work for the Honours Committee, while Ms Brenner contributed greatly to the State Library Foundation,” he said.   
 
“Ms Doyle, who retired in August, played valuable roles as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Public Libraries Consultative Committee and Grants Committee.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant has welcomed three new appointments and two reappointments to the Library Council of NSW.
 
“I’m pleased to announce that Kathryn Bail, Ursula Dubosarsky and Gai McGrath will join the Council, while Professor Martin Nakata and Michael Caulfield have been reappointed,” Mr Grant said.
 
“These members bring a wealth of skills, experience and talent to the Council, which oversees and guides the management of the State Library of NSW and the Statewide Public Library Network.
 
“The State Library is our main public reference and research library, while public libraries are much valued community institutions throughout the State. Each year, there are more than 35 million visits to public libraries, and over five million online visits to the State Library.”
 
Mr Grant thanked outgoing Council members Rodney Cavalier, Susan Doyle and Maxine Brenner for their contributions.
 
“Mr Cavalier has provided dedicated service over the past three years and did important work for the Honours Committee, while Ms Brenner contributed greatly to the State Library Foundation,” he said.   
 
“Ms Doyle, who retired in August, played valuable roles as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Public Libraries Consultative Committee and Grants Committee.”

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Dec
11

Entries now open for the 2016 National Biography Award

Entries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir – the National Biography Award 2016, with $25,000 awarded to the winner and $1,000 for each shortlisted author.

The National Biography Award is administered and presented by the State Library of NSW on behalf of the Award’s benefactor Mr Michael Crouch AO.

Former Senior Judge and Director of the National Centre of Biography, Professor Melanie Nolan said: “The NBA gives recognition to hard-working authors and signals to the literary community the works that stand out the most. For almost 20 years the Award has been effectively compiling a map of the most significant Australian life-writing publications.”

Established in 1996 by Dr Geoffrey Cains, the National Biography Award encourages the highest standards of writing in the fields of biography and autobiography, and promotes public interest in these genres.

In 2015 Philip Butterss took out the Award for his biography of C J Dennis, An Unsentimental Bloke. His book, published by Wakefield Press, is now being reprinted on the back of winning the Award.

There will be an extended nomination period to allow for the Christmas and New Year break, and entries for the 2016 Award will close on Thursday 4 February 2015.

The online nomination form and guidelines are available on the State Library’s website.

The winner will be announced at the State Library of NSW in August 2016.

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Dec
11

Winners of Australia's first dedicated digital fellowship announced

The State Library of NSW is excited to announce that the inaugural $30,000 DX Lab Fellowship - the first of its kind to be offered by an Australian cultural organisation - has been awarded to Elisa Lee and Adam Hinshaw.

"There was a stellar field of applicants for the inaugural DX Lab Fellowship demonstrating the innovation and diversity of the digital humanities field in Australia. This underscores the importance of this fellowship and the opportunity it provides," said Fellowship judge Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer, ACMI.

The winning proposal is called: Search and Discover: A real-time visualisation of content accessed from the State Library of NSW collection. It will see the development of an elegant and playful visualisation of requests for library collection items, both onsite and online. The project aims to show how the State Library’s collection is being used in real-time.

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