Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community and Engagement) Professor Kent Anderson was appointed to the National Library Council on Friday. The National Library of Australia based in Canberra, is an agency within the Ministry for the Arts responsible for maintaining and disseminating Australia’s cultural heritage.
Professor Anderson says the National Library of Australia is an amazing asset for the country.
“It is particularly relevant for researchers as it houses one of the largest collections in the Southern hemisphere. It has been a global leader in electronic resources and its genealogy database is a wonderful resource used daily by thousands of regular citizens. I am extremely proud to be able to serve the Library and the nation through this role.”
Professor Anderson has been associated with the Library for a number of years through its Fellowships committee.
“I’d like to see more Australians—particularly West Australians for whom much of the collection is more difficult to access—apply for NLA grants and fellowships.”