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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Recipients: Pierre Gorman Award

The Pierre Gorman Award is awarded biennially. Recipients across Victoria have implemented various projects to improve library services for people with a disability.

Past recipients

2014

Jenny Mustey and Campaspe Regional Library undertook Being Connected - Libraries and Autism, a project designed to improve the library experience for adults and children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2012

Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Connected Community – Auslan and Voice Unite project delivered a range of initiatives to provide high quality library services to adults and children with a hearing impairment.

2010

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation and the City of Greater Geelong Aged and Disability Services developed a program to foster better interactions between library staff and community members with a disability, and inclusive library services and events.

2008

The Goldfields Library Corporation, in partnership with Scope, provided library services to six Bendigo aged-care centres.

2006

Denece Sippo from the East Gippsland Shire Library implemented Boardmaker, software that enables signs to be produced in pictures and symbols for people with communication difficulties.

2004

Lloyd Brady from the Maribyrnong Library Service and Steven Hurd from the City of Maribyrnong acquired hand-held digital audio players for playing talking books through their 'Digital Audio for the Disabled' project.

2002

Richard Stone of the Corangamite Regional Library Corporation and Graeme McDonald of Rural Access ran an information expo and community mapping project to make information about adaptive technology available to potential users.

2000

The State Library of Victoria's Larry Stillman developed a version of the Opera internet browser (configured for people with sight and mobility difficulties) for installation in public libraries.

1997

Jillian Morley from the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind conducted research for her masters degree on trends in the production of information for people with print disabilities.