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Chat Online with Monica McInerney

Join bestselling author Monica McInerney talking about her new family drama The Godmothers via a Zoom Webinar on 30 September at 6.30pm.

This Zoom Webinar is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries including Central West Libraries. The conversation will be facilitated by Monique Akauola from Sutherland Libraries. We will send you the link and password when you book your place for this view/chat only online event via Eventbrite.

 

ALIA HCL Anderson Award to Jan Richards

Jan Richards with the HCL Anderson Award

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has presented the prestigious HCL Anderson Award to Jan Richards AM FALIA (CP) in recognition of her outstanding service to the industry, domestically and internationally. 

In addition to her role as Manager, Central West Libraries, NSW, she is also Chair of the ALIA Public Libraries Advisory Committee; former Chair of the IFLA Standing Committee on Public Libraries; and a member of the Library Council of New South Wales. Jan Richards was to be presented the award at ALIA National 2020 Conference but due to COVID-19 this event was cancelled.

The HCL Anderson Award is the Association’s highest honour that can be bestowed on an Associate Member of ALIA. The award commemorates HCL Anderson, principal librarian of the Free Public Library of New South Wales, 1893–1906. Anderson created a collection and service policy to give his infant colonial library a stature of national importance.

Congratulations to Jan on this incredible achievement.

Happy Retirement Lyn

Staff Excellence Leadership Award 2017

After a long and distinguished career with Central West Libraries, Library Technician with our Technical Services team Lyn Bugden will be wished well on her retirement this week by her colleagues. Lyn is well known in the community for her many years of service at the Library helping people with their enquiries, reference searches, resume questions, readers advisory and organising our magazine collections. Nothing was ever too much trouble as she handled computer problems, upgrades, item tagging and WH&S behind the scenes with kindness and a smile. Congratulations on your long and rewarding career & we wish you a Happy Retirement Lyn!!!!

Chat Online with Monica McInerney

Join bestselling author Monica McInerney talking about her new family drama The Godmothers via a Zoom Webinar on 30 September at 6.30pm.

This Zoom Webinar is a collaboration between NSW Public Libraries including Central West Libraries. The conversation will be facilitated by Monique Akauola from Sutherland Libraries. We will send you the link and password when you book your place for this view/chat only online event via Eventbrite.

 

Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners 2020

Congratulations to all the entrants in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners:

Short Story

Literally the worst by Jaclyn Riley-Smith of Margate, TAS – formerly of Orange.

Contemporary Poetry

Aurora Australis by Joanne Mills, Darlington, WA.

ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards

1st The Crow by Maxyn Dorz, Korora, NSW

2nd Decimation by Sebastian Merrell, Orange, NSW

3rd Alone Together by Jessica Grabham, Marrickville, NSW