8 March 2013

Happy 50th Menzies Library

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The Menzies Library will be holding a series of anniversary day events on the 13th this month to celebrate the big old buildings 50th birthday. Celebrations include tours, lectures, tea, and an exhibition that will be open until the 15th. Check out the website for a full timetable of event.

Celebratory events will include special heritage tours of the building, public lectures, and an exhibition, _50 years of ANU and the University Library, _which will highlight the history and changes in the heritage building, the Library, the people, collections, and technological developments then and now.

“The 50th anniversary of the R.G. Menzies Library is an exciting milestone, not only for ANU and the Library, but also for the Canberra community, particularly in Canberra’s centenary year,” says University Librarian, Roxanne Missingham.

“The building has undergone major alterations to accommodate different phases of growth in user community and library holdings over time, and the exhibition will show great insight into these changes.”

The R.G. Menzies Building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1963. In her speech, she said, “the library is the centre of the university” and “books are the basis of our civilisation”.

Good quote Queen.

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