Library Visionaries

The Library Visionaries is a new group of supporters who are keen to make a difference to your children’s educational future through digital learning. As a Library Visionary you can join our exciting new philanthropic program to support digital learning.

This is a tax deductible donation program and starts from $1,000 per year.

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About the Library Visionaries

As a Library Visionary you can join our exciting new philanthropic program to support digital learning.

The State Library of NSW is determined to make its world-renowned collections accessible online to new generations of students and teachers. Learning inside and outside the classroom has fundamentally changed through digitisation.

Every Australian child should have the opportunity to see and learn from our amazing collection of over five million items - manuscripts, maps, family papers, diaries and photographs.  Our goal is to preserve, transcribe and make available online 10,000 digitised items annually that are relevant to students.

Funds are needed for this ambitious program.

Not only will you make a difference to our children and grandchildren’s educational future but you will also be invited to a program of special events to meet innovative thinkers and writers at the forefront of educational development.

Library Visionaries will be acknowledged for their generosity on the State Library of NSW website, and in the Library Council Annual Report and the Foundation Annual Report

 

Special event: An evening with Professor Chris Clark - Wednesday 4 December 2013

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Chris ClarkA special event sponsored by Sydney Grammar School in conjunction with the Library Visionaries program of the State Library of NSW Foundation.

One of the world’s leading modern historians, Professor Chris Clark, will discuss his latest book.

As we approach the anniversary of WW1 Professor Clark provides us with piercing insights into the events that led to the outbreak of 1914.

He asks: should Germany really be blamed for WW1, or did European nations simply sleepwalk into it?

Chris Clark, born and educated in Australia, is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. He teaches and writes on a variety of themes across modern European history, specialising in Germany since the eighteenth century.

Listen to a recording of the talk:


 

Download the invitation flyer (PDF)

 

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Library Visionaries

What do Caroline Chisholm, Henry Lawson, Lachlan Macquarie, Henry Parkes, Dame Nellie Melba and Charles Kingsford Smith have in common?

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The stories and the archives of these visionary Australians can only be found in the Library's collections.

Library Visionaries

The State Library of NSW is determined to make its world-renowned collections accessible online to new generations of our students and teachers.

Library Visionaries