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Empowering our local history community


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Presentation from 29 March 2019 local studies meeting at Parramatta

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Empowering our local history community

  1. 1. Empowering our Local History Community Barbara Swebeck and Jane Britten Local History Woollahra Libraries March 2019
  2. 2. Sherbrooke Hall – Woollahra Local History Centre 1996-2016
  3. 3. New Library building
  4. 4. New Library – New Model Empowering our Local History community • New service model introduced in the new library at Double Bay • Collection and staffing challenges • User expectations • wide access to resources • autonomy in research
  5. 5. Digitisation 24/7 delivery skilled users
  6. 6. Woollahra Local History collection Double Bay Library Level 3 24/7 online access NSW Government Records Repository
  7. 7. Ready access and Library staff support
  8. 8. Local History Guides
  9. 9. Local History program – specialised enquiries • Local History Appointments Face-to-face assistance with research within the Library Monday to Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm Saturday 10.00am -1.00pm • Research delivered in written reports Fees apply for these services
  10. 10. Local History outreach program Workshops, walks and presentations
  11. 11. Lessons learned
  12. 12. Thankyou