Literacy and Learning 

This project promotes the important role of libraries in both formal and informal education. It seeks to develop the organisational capability of libraries as learning organisations, and sets out best practice for library programs and partnerships.


Working group members

  • Andrew Hiskens, State Library of Victoria (project manager)
  • Rebecca Ong, State Library of Western Australia (project manager)
  • Kerry Blinco, Northern Territory Library
  • Shane Cathcart, State Library of South Australia
  • Jane Cowell, State Library of Queensland
  • Andrew Cowie, National Library of New Zealand
  • Rachel Davis, Libraries ACT
  • Ross Duncan, State Library of Queensland
  • Helen Ebsworth, State Library of Tasmania
  • Megan Perry, State Library of New South Wales
  • Anja Tait, Northern Territory Library

Image: State Library of Western Australia

Project updates 

NSLA talks literacy

28 March 2014

Outcomes of the Literacy and Learning project meeting in Brisbane this week.

Libraries as learning organisations

13 November 2013

The Literacy and Learning project was invited to present its maturity matrix for libraries at Queensland University of Technology's recent symposium.

Brave New Worlds seminar resources

24 July 2013

Download presentations from the Brave New Worlds literacy and learning seminar.


Conceptualising the learning organisation

Presentation to the 'Libraries as learning organisations' symposium held at the Queensland University of Technology, 1 November 2013. Presented by Gillian Hallam and Andrew Hiskens.

26TEN: Tasmania's adult literacy strategy - Jane Forward

Presentation by Jane Forward, Manager, Literacy Services, LINC Tasmania, delivered at the Brave New Worlds seminar, July 2013.

The learning institution maturity model: A self-evaluation tool for future planning in NSLA libraries - Gillian Hallam

Presentation by Dr Gillan Hallam, Adjunct Professor, Library and Information Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, delivered at the Brave New Worlds seminar, July 2013.