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Banned Books Week 2022

The logo for Banned Books Week showing a red book with a yellow ribbon around it

September 18-24 is Banned Books Week 2022, which celebrates the freedom to read and open access to voice and information to all. This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us”. We've curated a selection of five books from our collection that have been banned or censored at some point in time. We encourage you to borrow them!

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National Family History Month

Byble in English

August is National Family History Month, an initiative first organised by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations in 2006, and the University Library has many family history stories to tell. The establishment of the Barr Smith Library is intertwined with the history of the Barr Smith Family.

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Visualise Your Thesis Winners 2022

The winners of the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis competition

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis Competition at the University of Adelaide is Nathan Jones from the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences for his exceptional presentation: Conceptualising emotion in 3D space using colour.

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Student volunteers helping preserve the University’s history

Two students scanning old documents

This week we say THANK YOU to our student volunteers! This year’s theme for National student volunteer week is ‘Passion. Opportunity. Change.’ This explores how students can create change worldwide by giving their time to a cause they believe in. Read the story of Elizabeth and Stefany Limanto, two sisters that arrived in Australia in February to study at the University and decided to become volunteers at the Library.

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Vote now for the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis People's Choice Award!

Voting is now open for the 2022 Visualise Your Thesis People's Choice Award. To help make your decision, view all of this year's wonderful submissions in the 2022 submissions showcase and then vote for your favourite! Winner receives $250 and the glory of being most-voted by their peers.

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Friends of the Library presents Take Two Oboes

Oboe sitting atop sheet music

We are thrilled to announce that this postponed event is now back on the calendar! This is a not to be missed musical celebration in the beautiful heritage listed Barr Smith Library Reading Room. Celebrate 90 years of Library memories and commemorate Jiri Tancibudek.

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Welcome to new and returning students

Students studying together

A big welcome from the Library on the first day of Semester 2 2022! To offer some help to new (and returning) students, we've compiled a list of the services and support offered during your time at the University. We are here to help you succeed. For the full list of library services available, check out our Services for Students page.

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How a comic about Australian internment camps made it to Comic-Con 2022

Voyage and Adventures of a Good Little German in Kangarooland

A unique series of comic books will be showcased by a University of Adelaide researcher at the 2022 Comic Con International in San Diego. A recent article by Dr Aaron Humphrey, Media Studies, and Dr Simon Walsh, German Studies, has described the extraordinary significance of a sequence of five small autobiographical comic books produced by a pseudonymous author in the Holsworthy Internment Camp around 1918.

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NAIDOC Week reading recommendations

The Library is launching National NAIDOC Week 2022 with some great reads from our Yaitya Ngutupira collection. This collection collates works by Aboriginal authors and scholars across a wide array of subjects including law, linguistics, history, fiction, and more.

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Discovery Event with Cheryl Hoskin

Come along to this Friends of the Library event on June 30 2022 and discover one of the Library’s most beautiful rare books with Cheryl Hoskin: Berthe Hoola van Nooten’s Fleurs fruits et feuillages choisis de l’ile de Java, published in 1880.

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