In this symposium, we are seeking to promote greater exchange of ideas and approaches between practitioners and academics.

To this end we invite you to reflect on your research and experience to explore these challenges across the full range of libraries (academic & research, government, public, community, special etc), library science scholarship and library education and training.

We seek to engage with questions to do with libraries’ attempts to represent and reflect culturally and linguistically diverse societies, but we also encourage the submission of papers that address related broader questions, such as the place of libraries in the framing of national histories and narratives and the construction of national heritage in multicultural societies.

This symposium is an initiative of the project Representing Multicultural Australia in National and State Libraries.

The project aims to investigate the representation of histories and cultures of migrants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in the National Library and select state library collections.

Full itinerary to be available shortly.


RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000


27 February 2020


$150 (includes all meals)