The State Library User Organisations’ Council Inc. (SLUOC) brings together professional and community organisations in the state of Victoria, Australia, which promote and facilitate the study of history, genealogy, heritage and architecture. The members of these organisations use the State Library on a regular basis and care for its future as an important cultural institution. The purposes for which the Association is established are listed under the ABOUT US menu.

Some of the activities in which SLUOC is involved in order to carry out its goals include: bi-monthly committee meetings to discuss current issues with the Library, seminars, regular meetings with the Chief Librarian and other Senior Library Staff. We also meet with Government and Opposition personnel to lobby for more Library funding and resources.


SLUOC Seminar 2017

The Magic of the Arts

Saturday 1 July 2017

Experimedia, State Library of Victoria, 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm

A delve into the riches of the State Library's Arts Collection. SLUOC Vice-President Ian Keese will introduce the speakers:

Dominique Dunstan (SLV): an overiew of the Arts Collection including the Alma Magic Collection.

Alison Inglis (University of Melbourne): the Fine Arts Collection, particularly the Fine Arts pamphlets.

Marshall McGuire (harpist, teacher, arts administrator):  the collection of Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Dermot McCaul (SLV): popular music collecting.

After a short break there will be time for audience questions and the opportunity to view some items from the collection.

 Admission is FREE but bookings are required. The Seminar is part of Melbourne Rare Book Week 2017. Please book online or phone 03 8664 7099.