Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Research librarian post at Blake Waldron Dawson

Blake Waldron Dawson, an international law firm, are looking for a part-time research librarian at their Canberra office. Details pasted below -

Blake Dawson Waldron is one of Australia's international leading law firms with more than 1000 staff nationally. A part-time position, equivalent to three days a week is available within our Library team.

Reporting to the Canberra Library Manager you will be responsible for providing research services to lawyers, support staff, and external clients to enable them to perform their roles effectively. A key responsibility will be providing training to BDW staff in the efficient selection and use of information resources. Duties also include, but are not limited to, accessioning, collection maintenance, and various administrative tasks.

Qualified in Library and Information Management, or in your final year of your qualification, you have a strong client service commitment and friendly approach. You will possess excellent organisational and time management skills, attention to detail, a willingness to learn and the ability to prioritise.

This is a fast paced and challenging work environment where excellence in work quality, initiative and professionalism are essential.

For further information about this position please contact Maria Pate by telephone 02 6234 4071. If you are interested in this position please address your application by COB Friday 22 June to:

Jane Haddock
Blake Dawson Waldron
Level 11, 12 Moore Street
Canberra ACT 2601

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Study visit to Canberra

Study visit to High Court Library in Canberra Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

Study visits are an essential component of many of the courses we offer. The visits provide students with an insight into professional practice across a range of sectors of the information profession in Australia, usually from the inside of some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. The recent study visit to Canberra took in the National Library of Australia, the Parliamentary Library, the Australian War Memorial and the High Court Library (to name but a few).

They're also good fun. Students studying by distance get the opportunity to meet up, to share experiences and make connections.

Thai Information Science academics visit CSU

Associate Professors Chutima Sacchanand and Tassana Hanpol visited the School of Information Studies during May. Chutima (who holds a doctorate from CSU) and Hassana are both from the School of Liberal Studies, STOU (Suhkothai Thammathirat Open University) in Bangkok, where they teach information science.

At CSU they discussed with staff of the School of Information Studies possibilities for collaboration. They also visited public libraries in Wagga Wagga and Canberra. As Chutima is currently President of the Thai Library Association they also visited the Parliamentary Library in Canberra, to meet the Parliamentary Librarian and ALIA President Roxanne Missingham.

Acting Head of School Dr Joy McGregor

Dr Joy McGregor has taken on the role of Acting Head of School, here at the School of Information Studies. Joy talks to Jake Wallis about the challenges that the School faces as she settles into her new role (the audio of their conversation is available online, running time 3 minutes 37 seconds).