The Great Book Swap – presented by Academic Services

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National Reconciliation Week (NRW) begins on 27 May. The theme this year is “Don’t Keep History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow.”

Here’s how you can help:
Come and visit the Level 1, Leigh Scott Room, Baillieu Library between 12-2pm on Tuesday 29 or Wednesday 30 May.
• Browse through a one-off collection of literary treasures, potboilers and oddities donated by University Services staff.
• Donate a gold coin (one for each title, please) and walk out with all the reading pleasure you can safely transport.
• Attend our official opening at the Baillieu Library on Tuesday 29 May at 1.15pm. Neil Robinson, Deputy Head University Services and Registrar will launch the Book Swap and introduce Gwenda Thomas, the University’s new Director Scholarly Services, University Librarian.

We need your book donations to make it a success

To make it easy to donate in advance, we’ve set up four drop off points across campus:
• Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library. Drop off on the 23 May and 24 May from 9am -12 noon
• Level 6, 757 Swanston – drop off next to the stairs in front of the couch
• Level 2, 11 Barry St – drop off next to the main stairwell close to People and Culture
• Level 4, Alan Gilbert – drop off next to the Legal Services photocopier.

All proceeds will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation who gifts new culturally appropriate books to communities that need them. The Foundation provides an early literacy program to encourage children under five to read and publish books written by community, some in their first language.

This year, the Foundation’s goal is to raise $300,000 to buy 30,000 new books for remote Indigenous communities.

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