Meet our Curator: Museum Librarian Shannon Robinson

Come and explore some of our oldest and beautifully illustrated books from Queensland Museum’s rare book collection. Museum librarian, Shannon Robinson, will reveal why these items are particularly important and how they are cared for.

When: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Where: Discovery Centre, Level 4

Time: 1-2pm

Cost: Free | no bookings required


About Shannon Robinson

Shannon started work as the Librarian at Queensland Museum’s Research Library in 2018 and is responsible for the maintenance and development of library collections and archives. Librarians are information and collection managers, meaning it’s their job to make their collections discoverable and accessible to library users. In her role, Shannon manages a collection that spans rare books, archives, journals, general books and special collections focussing on natural history, in particular the natural history of Queensland. A day in the life of a museum librarian involves cataloguing, preparing loans and copies for staff and other libraries, answering archive queries, photographing rare material for preservation, providing research support and, of course, shelving.

Hear Shannon talk about our rare book collection in episode 5 of the Museum Revealed podcast. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Event Details

16 June 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Level 4 Discovery Centre