Australia’s librarians are a vital component of our research institutions.
The research libraries attached to Australia's art galleries are one of the nation's great cultural assets. But the National Gallery of Australia's library is losing crucial staff as 'efficiency dividends' hit home.
Banned Books Week highlights books that have been challenged or permanently removed from library shelves.
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While legal precedent makes banning books difficult, it still happens.
Since 1982, over 11,000 books have been challenged by individuals seeking to have them banned from schools or libraries.
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When only six people showed up for a panel designed to raise awareness of banned books, the pot needed to be stirred a bit.
Today’s libraries are offering skill-building programs.
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.
Lower-income students benefit the most from libraries. Yet, budget cuts are leading to a decline in their numbers.
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?