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    There is now less than a month until the ALIA 2016 National Conference. The ALIA National Conference provides a platform and meeting point for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors and all areas of Australia and the international community. This year the theme is Engage Create Lead with a day devoted to each topic followed by a final day touring some of Adelaide's finest library facilities. For more information please see our Conferences[sitetree_link id=3402] page.

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    The first copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been catalogued, processed, delivered and are now ready for borrowing from libraries across Australia. Pictured here on the new titles shelves at Warringah Library, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has exceeded demand expectations with reports of many retail stores selling out before midday on the day of release. Set to be the fastest selling title of 2016, a spokesperson from Hachette has confirmed that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has already sold more than 100,000 copies nationally. Despite speculation prior to publication as to whether the script format...

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Bestselling author Stephenie Meyer’s first thriller, The Chemist, will be published worldwide on November 15, 2016. Meyer said: ‘The Chemist is the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross. I very much enjoyed spending time with a different kind of action hero, one whose primary weapon isn’t a gun or a knife or bulging muscles, but rather her brain.’  David Shelley, CEO of Little, Brown and Orion said: ‘We are extremely proud and excited to be publishing The Chemist – a brilliant thriller that holds you in its...

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    We are pleased to announce a new font is now available for readers with dyslexia. www.Dyslexicbooks.com was launched in April 2016 as part of the ReadHowYouWant Accessible Publishing program, which features large print, DAISY and Braille editions. James Bennett is now able to offer titles in this new format which has been designed specifically to help people with reading difficulties like dyslexia. Heavy baselines, varying ascending/descender lengths and semi-italics, among others, assures the Dyslexia Font offers optimal reading comfort. For those parents who seek your advice on how best to encourage a child to read, we hope that you will encourage them...

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    The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced Australia’s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2016 to mark the start of Library and Information Week, which runs from 23-29 May. Sue McKerracher, Chief Executive Officer of ALIA, said: "Australian library users continue to reach for 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn - it made it into the top 10 most borrowed books for the second year running. Of course, as season 6 of ‘Game Of Thrones’ is televised, readers are turning back to book one in the 'Song And Ice' fantasy epic by George R.R. Martin. It's...

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    The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Short List for 2016. They were announced at midday as part of their 12th National Conference. This year, the Book of The Year Awards celebrates its 70th anniversary making it the longest running book awards in Australia. From the small list of books entered in 1946, entries have now grown to over 400, highlighting the strength and richness of Australian publishing for children, and the talent of those who create the books. The CBCA Book of the Year awards are extremely influential in children’s publishing and bookselling, promoting quality children's...

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