Thursday, November 17, 2011

Is this what is going to happen to your library?

Sad times...students are losers.

New library 'without a librarian'

I received this update because I registered..... You, too, can register to receive the updates.

"Share with others
We’re really enjoying the lead up to the National Year of Reading and we hope you are too. Please feel free to share this email with other organisations and encourage them to register with the National Year of Reading and get involved

Thank you for registering with the National Year of Reading and helping us spread the word about the importance of literacy. This is just a short email to give you some information that may assist you with your promotion of the National Year of Reading. Please let me know if you would like any further information on any of the below items or any other areas.


Did you know that we have a wiki full of resources and information for reading professionals? We’ve included resources on the wiki that we think will help you to get the most out of 2012.
These resources include:
·         National Year of Reading - Key messages –
·         National Year of Reading literacy factsheet
·         Information about merchandise
·         Logos, logo information (such as PMS colours) and logo use ideas such as the A3 pull up banner available from Office Works (costing around $25-$30)
·         Ideas for events
·         Funding application templates – to assist you with any applying for grants with government and other organisations
·         Media information and resources
·         Collateral such as flyers and posters
·         Information and resources for all of our national programs (these will be available as we launch each program. At this stage, collateral and information is available for Our Story only)

Media clippings and Newsletter stories
Have you or your organisation appeared in your local or state media (newspapers, newsletters, magazines, websites etc)? If so, can you send me a copy of the clipping and we’ll include it in our reports back to government. We’re also writing a monthly e-newsletter and would love to have stories to include. Our latest newsletter is available at If you haven’t had a chance, you can subscribe to our newsletters at (on the right hand side)

Entertainment Store characters
The Entertainment Store is giving libraries a fabulous 50% discount on their characters (see attached form). Imagine having Mr Bump or Angelina Ballerina at one of your events next year!
Good Reading Magazine – content and advertising
Good Reading Magazine is offering a fabulous discount to advertise for all libraries, bookstores and not for profits for the months of Feb and Aug 2012 – their 2 special National Year of Reading issues. 
·         Quarter Page - $415 (standard $1660)
·         Third Page - $656 (standard $1875)
·         Half Page - $920 (standard $2300)
·         Full Page – 1300 (standard $3265)
Contact Tatyana Kovalyov,  National Advertising Manager 

Good Reading Magazine is also seeking stories for their magazine. Do you have any interesting things happening at your organisation for the 2012 National Year of Reading? Let Good Reading know about them and your organisation or story might be featured in Good Reading magazine during 2012!
Just email your story, no longer than 400 words, with any images to Rowena Cseh at (images need to be high resolution print quality - a minimum of 300 dpi resolution). Or feel free to email Rowena about any big ideas you might have.                                          

Syba Signs
Syba Signs is excited to be involved in the National Year of Reading 2012 and is offering a new range of promotional resources to help you support the National Year of Reading campaign. As well as the banner series, we are releasing a range of window stickers and graphics, promotional and informational posters, bookmarks and library mats. Whether you are holding a National Year of Reading event, encouraging reading in your library or simply believe in reading for pleasure, brighten up your space today with this range of products. Let us help you discover and rediscover the joy of reading! See attached flyer or visit"
Robyn Ellard – Project Director
The Library Agency
GPO Box 1551, Melbourne VIC 3001
M: 0412 659 919 E:
T: 1300 313 443, F: 1300 323 448, W:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

2012-Year of Reading -so close

Bookstores and Libraries - Register soon!

Announced on September 30, 2011-so time is RUNNING OUT!!
There are some great benefits to be had by registering your library or bookstore with the National Year of Reading! 
Registered outlets will hear about promotions, free, downloadable materials, and advance information about national events. 
All you have to do is complete the registration form by 15 November 2011!
Check out the news feed for more ways to be involved and informed.
You could also join them on twitter @love2read2012

Help promote the National Year of Reading by including the image below in your email signature:

Spreading the word.....

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Join the celebrations -2011 Lady Cutler Award

The Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW Branch will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Lady Cutler Award on 15 November. This prestigious award commemorates the contribution to the CBCA NSW Branch by Lady Helen Cutler, wife of Sir Roden Cutler, Governor of NSW. She was Patron for many years and even after Sir Roden’s retirement, she continued until her death in 1990.

The Lady Cutler Award is presented annually for Distinguished Service to Children’s Literature in New South Wales and is sponsored by Peribo.

The 2011 Award will honour children’s author Margaret Wild – ‘for her dedication to her craft and to her audience and for the important place she has in the history and development of Australian children’s picture books’.

Bookings are open for the dinner at the Menzies Hotel, Sydney: $75 for CBCA members/$85 for non-members. Phone: 02 98183858 or email:<>

Booking forms available here: