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Research Projects

The State Library works with NSW public libraries on a program that supports the promotion, planning and development  of research relevant to the library sector.

NSW working groups review

The state wide working groups are the main learning communities open to NSW public library network staff participation in 2016/2017 they were reviewed.

Research into multicultural services in NSW public libraries

This report will explore to what extent public libraries in New South Wales are evolving to meet the changes in local demographics, service expectations, community needs and access to technology for non-English speaking members of the community

Mobile Libraries and Outreach Service Models in NSW Public Libraries

This report identifies the range and scope of NSW public library mobile and outreach service models, exploring the strengths, weaknesses, benefits and opportunities and provides good practice guidelines for outreach services.

Early literacy project

The State Library established a research partnership with the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University with the key aim of supporting public libraries in NSW to be recognised for the early literacy services offered.  

Regional Library Models Project

This project explores and recommends regional management models for NSW public libraries in relation to s12 of the Library Act 1939.