Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact: Media & Communications Recent media releases Subject Show AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState LibrarianShow AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Subject Search Reset All Dr John Vallance to head up the State Library State Librarian Thursday, 3 August 2017 Minister for the Arts Don Harwin today announced Dr John Vallance as the new State Librarian and Chief Executive. Winning biography ‘unmasks’ Australia’s first media magnate Awards Monday 31 July 2017 A gripping biography of Australia’s first media magnate has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award, the State Library of NSW announced today. Indigenous place names now on Google Street View Recent media stories Wednesday, 5 July 2017 Innovative online tool visually matches Indigenous place names and meanings for over 1000 locations across the state. 2017 National Biography Award shortlist announced Awards Monday 3 July 2017 Six compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2017. First storybook in Indigenous languages Recent media stories Wednesday, 28 June 2017 The State Library has kicked-off its NAIDOC Week celebrations by launching a new free online storybook written and spoken in five Aboriginal languages from across NSW. Tragicomic bromance takes writing prize Awards Thursday, 8 June 2017 Steve Toltz’s dark comedy chronicling the misadventure of two best mates has won Australia’s only humour writing prize. 60th World Press Photo Contest winners on show Exhibitions Friday, 26 May 2017 The world’s best photojournalism from 2016 will be showcased at the State Library. Winners announced Awards Monday, 22 May 2017 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced, with a total of $300,000 offered across 13 prizes. Show more Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media Releases - 2014 Media Releases - 2013 Media Releases - 2012 Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.