On the 20th of May, Fremantle City Library will join organisations from Broome to Hobart, celebrating Library and Information Week 2012. This year’s theme is Think Outside the Book.
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community.
During Library and Information Week, the following events have been organised:
Meet the Author, Susan Swinger – the stepdaughter of Elizabeth Jolley, her memoir, the House of Fiction, tells the story of Swingler’s painstaking quest to find her father and what she inadvertently discovered about the complex fabrications Elizabeth Jolley spun in her personal life.
The great debate: the book is dead – an author talk and panel discussion on the future of books and reading. Sherman Young, Deputy Head of the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural studies at Macquarie University, will present an author talk on the subject. Sherman Young will join three other worthy panelists to discuss the topic further: Professor Niall Lucy, co-director of the Centre for Culture & Technology, Curtin University; Clive Newman (Sales, Rights, Distribution and Marketing Manager for Fremantle Press); and Ann Zubrik, Fremantle City Library’s reader representative (an eager reader and member of an East Fremantle bookclub for over 20 years).
For information, follow the links, or contact Fremantle City Library on 9432 9766.
For more information on Library and Information Week around Australia, visit http://www.alia.org.au/liw/ or contact the Australian Library and Information Association, PO Box 6335 Kingston ACT 2604, ph 02 6215 8222.