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Blog post from Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

Join us at the 11th Australian Library History Forum: Libraries for the People.

Gain an insight into the lobbying, strategising and behind-the-scenes politicking as businessmen, librarians and politicians endeavoured to put in place a far-reaching initiative - free public libraries.

Find out what links libraries of the past and libraries of the future, connect with experts discussing future directions for local libraries and their place in a globalised world.

Find out about the history of the Athenaeum Library in Melbourne, and the significance of the Mitchell Library’s architecture.

The 11th Australian Library History Forum: Libraries for the People

State Library of NSW, 18-19 November 2014

www.sl.nsw.gov.au/libraryhistoryforum

Image: Storytime at Canterbury Library, c. 1950s.