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Save the date: PLV Conference 11 & 12 May 2023 at Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre

  • National Cultural Policy and Libraries
    The Australian Government this week released its National Cultural Policy, Revive: A place for every story, a story for every place. This ground-breaking new policy explicitly recognises the role of public libraries in Australia’s arts ecosystem. Revive is structured around five interconnected pillars which set out the Government’s strategic objectives as follows: Pillar 1 First Nations First Recognising and respecting the crucial place of First…
  • PLV Conference: Open for registration
    PLV is delighted to advise that registration for the Public Libraries Victoria Conference 2023 opens today. The conference will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thurs 11 and Fri 12 May 2023. Click here to book. PLV is thrilled to announce that heading our list of keynote speakers is Skye Patrick (pictured above), Los Angeles County Library Director and Library Journal’s…
  • TARWF Children’s Short Story Competition
    The Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TARWF) invites submissions from young writers to age 16 from around Australia to their Children’s Short Story Competition. Theme To celebrate the centenary of her visit, this year’s theme is ‘Agatha Christie in Tasmania‘. Children everywhere, to age 16, are invited to create an Agatha Christie-type mystery set in Tasmania. Prize For this year’s prize: winning and shortlisted…
  • Victorian input needed: First Nations Description Guidelines Survey
    [Posted on behalf of Sara Davidsson, CAVAL] A national collaboration is underway to develop a set of guidelines for description of First Nations material to guide the work of librarians, archivists, and all others involved in item description of First Nations material across the LIS and publishing sectors, as well as vendors involved in collection description activities in Australia. To enable the project team to…
  • Library Lovers Day – Only You
    The theme for Library Lovers Day 2023 is ‘Only you’ as in Only you can make the world seem right Only you can make the darkness bright… If your library has enriched your life in big or small ways, if there’s something that your library does that no other public space can do, if your world a better place because of your library, then this…
  • PLV Conference 2023: Call for Abstracts
    How is your library service changing lives? Are you engaging in innovative programming? Creative partnerships? Advanced technologies? Exciting research? Or does it come down to a deep understanding of your community and how to meet their needs and/or fire their imaginations? We want to hear more about your work, experience and ideas. To this end, Public Libraries Victoria is excited to launch the Call for Abstracts…
  • Public libraries media highlights 2022
    The outstanding work of Victoria’s public libraries was recognised in the mainstream media throughout 2022. Here is a selection of highlights. There were significant articles on the value of libraries, notably in relation to health and wellbeing. SBS Online ran an article as part of the Mind Your Health series called ‘Free, non-judgemental, accessible’: How you local library is a sanctuary of wellness, in which…
  • Libraries Change Lives at Midsumma Festival

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