During the Library's centenary period, commemorating Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull's great gift to the nation, we plan an upcoming programme of events which will showcase the collections and celebrate the research and knowledge which are the ongoing outcomes of Turnbull's generosity, foresight and vision.
The first event contributed by ATLET to the celebration of the Centenary is a lecture by Dr Charles Henry, the widely respected President of the Council on Library and Information Resources: "All Things Made New: Media, Research, Libraries, and the Idea of Culture". This lecture will be held at 5.30pm (for 6.00pm) on the 21st February 2019 at the National Library, and will explore the profound impacts new technologies and understandings have made to how we define information, communication and truth; how we research, preserve and access our heritage; and the crucial role of libraries in allowing us both to re-imagine our past, and reach out to future generations.
We are very pleased that Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, has agreed to act as respondent to Dr Henry.
Visit the Centenary page for more information about the Centenary.