Scientists in libraries

Inspiring Australia NSW works with libraries to engage more people with science. We are now looking for researchers across the STEM disciplines to present short talks in a local library, especially during National Science Week this August. If you would like to develop your presentation skills and connect with the general public, why not give a library talk?

Many NSW libraries would like to deliver more regular science outreach programs and we help them develop these programs by connecting researchers with library program managers.

For example, we work with libraries throughout suburban Sydney and have been programming science talks with City of Sydney Libraries for many years, including as part of large festivals like VIVID Ideas Sydney Science Festival and The Big Anxiety Festival.

We have also been working closely with Wagga Wagga City Library for the past four years as part of our Regional Science Hub intiative. With our support, the library organises the Riverina Science Festival in August, bringing all kinds of local science and engineering professionals together with community members.

The Wagga Library also presents a dynamic program of regular science activities for adults, from lectures and hands on activities to Nerd Nites in the local pub and science encounters in unexpected places. In addition, the library offers programs for younger patrons, including Code Club and Little Bangs for preschoolers.

Why you should get involved