New Norcia Benedictine Community

New Norcia Library Lecture

New Norcia Library Lecture, Friday 14th October 2016

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New Norcia Library Lecture brings together an array of librarians and other presenters of diverse and pertinent information that contributes to the professional development of all members of the library profession, its students, as well as the many interested participants who attend this annual event.

As you can see from the attached brochure medieval historian Toby Burrows will be introducing us to events and places into which manuscripts survive.He worked for two years in the U.K. with manuscripts and their stories from the dispersed collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps.


The Little Free Library movement is making tracks in W.A.  Soraya Majidi of Albany Public Library and Laura Parker of Gingin will offer insights into a library service that fulfils a niche. Their consequential experiences alert us to potential dynamics and social benefits another means of outreach may bring to our communities.


Former, long term New Norcia Librarian, Sue Johnson will be your guide for this year's opportunity to directly ramble through a different aspect of New Norcia's history -- a tour of the New Norcia cemetery after lunch.


Clare Menck, author of Mundaring Weir forestry settlement, 1923-2011, will also take us into the labyrinth of social outcomes -- the challenges of producing "readable" reports that seek to avoid being mere "dust collectors".  Via the State Library of Western Australia catalogue, the report that Clare will use to illustrate her ideas is now available as an e-book.

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Cost remains $80 per librarian and $40 per student/concession holder.

We are providing internet registration/payment facilities via the New Norcia Museum Online Shop, as we did last year.

Go to:  Online Shop button on the right hand side of the website and buy your tickets!

For those of you requiring the GST component, when you transact your payment, the receipt of payment includes the total cost, plus the GST component.