12th Australian Library History Forum

The beautiful State Library of Queensland, Australia was the site for 12th Australian Library History Forum on July 7-8 2016. The forum has been held intermittently since the first in 1984 was hosted by the School of Librarianship at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The forums were held again in 2007 after a 10 year hiatus.  The themes and locations of all forums are listed below with links to any subsequent publications. Papers from previous forums have appeared variously as proceedings, special journal issues and books.

Presentations from the 12th ALH forum have been made available via the Australian Library History Forum website.  The photographs from the event are available on Flickr and the twitter activity of the forum has also been captured and is available via Storify.

Title Location Year
Books, Libraries and Readers in Colonial Australia Monash University Melb 1984
Australian Library History Canberra CAE 1985
Australian Library History in Context University of NSW 1987
Peopling a Profession Monash University 1989
Libraries and Life in a Changing World University of NSW 1993
Instruction and Amusement Monash University, Melb Mel 1995
Coming Together RMIT, Melb. 1996
Unfinished Business State Library of NSW 2007
Collections Characters and Communities Swinburne University 2009
Buildings, Books and Blackboards: Intersecting narratives conference ANZHES(conference with RMIT, Melb. 2012
Libraries for the People State Library of NSW 2014
Diverse voices


State Library of QLD Queensland 2016

–Submitted by Mary Carroll, Course Director, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University


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