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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 include bi-monthly committee meetings to discuss current issues with the Library, seminars, regular meetings with the Library CEO and other Senior Library Staff. We also meet with Government and Opposition personnel to lobby for more Library funding and resources.

Public Lecture on the South Wales Miners' Library

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Siân Williams has been a librarian at the South Wales Miners' Library at Swansea University for nearly thirty years and is the co-author of Do Miners Read Dickens? Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library (2013). Siân will be in Australia as the keynote speaker of the Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria national conference in Ballarat in November.

Siân's talk will be held at the Prahran Mechanics' Institute, 39 St Edmond's Road, Prahran on Monday, 19th November at 6.30 pm. Light refreshments will be available.

SLUOC is pleased to be hosting this free event.