IAML Australia 2016 Conference in Brisbane – Local History, Local Music.

We are very excited to announce the IAML Australia 2016 Conference in Brisbane – Local History, Local Music.

The #iamlbris16 program will feature inspirational keynotes from some of Queensland’s most iconic music professionals and papers showcasing local history and music projects around Brisbane and Australia. The use of special library collections will be highlighted and the importance of these collections to local history explored.

Here’s a taster of what’s to come…



29 & 30 September 2016 


Local History, Local Music

‘Getting to know the score’ bootcamp:

This popular workshop is an essential professional development opportunity for non-specialist library staff dealing with music related requests at public, state and academic libraries. Whether you work at the reference desk, are loaning CDs, need to find sheet music for your clients, want a more musical rhyme time, or are looking for advice on collection development, this bootcamp will get you up to speed. Attendance at this half-day workshop is included in day 1 registration.

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, April 1, 1937 from Picture Queensland


The Ship Inn – Located next to the Brisbane River in the vibrant South Bank precinct and surrounded by beautiful purple bougainvillea, The Ship Inn is a special piece of local history. This iconic South Bank Hotel was constructed in 1864 and was once a rowdy sailor’s drinking den now transformed into a civilised gastro pub and quaint conference venue with views to die for. The Ship Inn is conveniently located within easy walking distance of all conference tour venues. 

Call for papers:

Get your thinking caps on because we will soon be calling for papers and would love to hear from anyone interested in presenting a paper at #iamlbris16 that fits the theme of Local History, Local Music.

Stay Tuned:

There are lots of exciting #iamlbris16 announcements coming your way soon so stay tuned for news on our inspirational keynote speakers, hands on workshops, exciting tour venues, call for papers, bursaries and registration! 

Keep in touch:

Join the conversation and be the first to hear the news on Twitter and Facebook using #iamlbris16 and get the news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to the eNewsletter here. 

For more information please email the committee at info@iamlaustralia.org.au

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