Libraries Tasmania, the new name for the state’s library and archive service, was launched by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff on 23 July.
The name change is accompanied by fresh branding and a new website. Describing the logo, Executive Director Liz Jack said, “We absolutely love the designer’s concept. The abstract 'L' and 'T' join to create a 'Doorway to Discovery', a 'Window to the World' and a 'Portal of Knowledge'. It aligns really well with what we represent, which is a contemporary library offering a range experiences for all members of the public.”
In its first step under the new name, Libraries Tasmania is launching Your Stories, a public awareness campaign to highlight the breadth of programs and services on offer. There will also be $3 million dollars in additional funding for contemporary resources, and to update the library collection in a variety of formats, including online and digital resources, and books.