Inaugural Reader in Residence announced

State Library Reader in Residence, Caroline Baum standing in Library stacksWe’re excited to announce Caroline Baum as the Library’s inaugural Reader in Residence.

The well-known author, journalist and broadcaster has interviewed some of the world’s most celebrated writers, but she says this new 12-month residency at the Library is “my real idea of heaven.”

Caroline will be given special access to our amazing resources to explore the lesser known areas of the Library’s collection and shine the light on stories and people overlooked in history.

State Librarian John Vallance says, “this is a fantastic new chapter for the Library as we continue to seek out interesting and meaningful ways for people to access, engage and create with the Library’s collection for the benefit of all.”

The Reader in Residence program is supported by the State Library Foundation through the generous bequest of longstanding Library supporter Nancy Tuck.


View the media release.