Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Perth workshops for Teacher Librarians

James Herring Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

James Herring recently led 2 workshops for teacher librarians in Perth at the invitation of the AISWA Libraries group. The workshops were focused on:

  • the role of the teacher librarian

  • the implications for TLs of the new WACE courses being introduced at year 11/12 in WA schools
  • Advanced searching in Google and other search tools and a look at visual search engines such as Kartoo

  • Web 2.0 and schools

As a follow up to the last session, James constructed a wiki for the participants.

James found Perth to be a very attractive, clean and very green city – not only the beautiful parks surrounding the river but the running/walking and cycling tracks which have been constructed all over the city and out to the beaches – all off the road.

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Deep Thought

The School of Information Studies has a new photocopier/scanner/spaceship (ably piloted here by our Administration Officer, Lyndal).

It's amazing, it can do everything; photocopy, scan, update the blog (almost).

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Hong Kong Library Education and Career Forum 2007

Dr John Mills in Hong Kong Originally uploaded by CSU Information Studies.

At the recent Hong Kong Library Education and Career Forum the partnership between the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University and the School of Professional and Continuing Education at Hong Kong University was represented by Dr John Mills.

The partnership is long running and successful, with many library and information professionals in Hong Kong attracted to this accredited course, recognised in Australia, Canada, the USA and UK.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

ALIA InfoLit Forum turns 6 with a competition

ALIA Information Literacy Forum is turning 6!

The ALIA Information Literacy Forum is celebrating is 6th birthday! The forum was established in 2001 as one of the many new ALIA groups. In the last six years the forum has been involved in a number of exciting initiatives including the launch of the Advocacy Kit in 2003 and the IL satellite workshop at the 2006 New Librarians' Symposium. We have decided to celebrate our 6th birthday with a "mini makeover". The ALIA Information Literacy Forum committee is inviting you to help rename the group by hosting a renaming competition. The entry with the winning name will receive a $50 Borders book voucher.

The competition deadline is Monday August 13 2007 with the winning entry to be announced in August. Entries should be emailed to the group convenor Helen Partridge at Further details can be found on the group's website

Information Architecture post @ Victorian Dept of Justice

We've been contacted by the Dept. of Justice in Victoria who are keen to take on someone in an information architecture role (not necessarily with experience) - job description attached. I'm quoting below:

"We are advertising a taxonomist position at present and would welcome applications from information architecture graduates. [snip] I'd like to emphasise that we would be very open to applications from people who don't have much practical work experience, but whose theoretical grounding is strong. Because it is a specialist role, we want to encourage as many applicants as possible.

We do need candidates to be able to demonstrate good communication skills, as a key part of the role is communication with business unit content owners and the ability to educate content managers about taxonomies. The current closing date for the position is this Friday, but I'd also be open to late applications if I'd spoken to any interested candidates."

The contact for those interested is:
Juliette Cox
Tel: [03] 8684 1599
Fax: [03] 8684 1579
Project Manager, Taxonomy Management
Innovation Knowledge and StrategyStrategic Projects and Planning Division