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Why Library Workers are the Guardians of Truth in a World of Fake News

The importance of librarians and library workers in a culture of fake news and misinformation, is more important than ever.

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Library usage falls significantly as services shrink

The number of branches still open in Great Britain has fallen 8% since 2009, with visits down 40m since 2010.

Zadie Smith has described libraries as “absolutely essential”, Alan Bennett believes that closing branches is verging on “child abuse” and...

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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi receive joint Nobel award

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards. The Nobel committee described both laureates as “champions of peace”.

Ms Yousafzai said she was there to...

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Library of Congress apologizes for “egregious lapse” in Twain book

Fifteen days after Quartz reported that the Library of Congress was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, the institution issued a rare mea culpa. The work in question is Mark Twain’s America, a book produced by the Library of Congress’s publishing...

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The 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Winners

The 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winners were announced by the Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts at the National Gallery of Victoria on Monday 8 December 2014.

Fiction—joint winners

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Stella Young dies at 32

Comedian, ABC journalist and disability advocate Stella Young has died aged 32.

Young was born with a bone condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta, which she often described simply as “having really dodgy bones”. She defied expectations from the...

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World’s oldest engraving discovered

A ROUTINE PROJECT to catalogue museum specimens has resulted in a true ‘eureka’ moment for scientists, who say they’ve uncovered the oldest-known engraving in the world.The chiselled shell, dating back between 540,000 and 430,000 years, was among...
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Higher education reforms: Government prepared to sacrifice billions of dollars to get uni bills through Parliament

The Federal Government has given up nearly $3.5 billion in potential savings in a renewed effort to get its higher education overhaul through the Senate.The Senate last night voted down the Government’s legislation to deregulate universities, but...
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ALIA says move to Business is a better option than merger with Entertainment for library technician qualification

Monday 1 December 2014 Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) urges all Members to support library technician courses offered by TAFE and private training organisations moving from the Cultural Industries to the Business...
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Christopher Pyne announces compromise on government’s higher education package

The Abbott government has made major concessions on its proposed higher education reforms in a bid to strike a Senate deal to deregulate university fees by the end of the year.The concessions will cost the budget approximately $3 billion over four...
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