Hello! It’s your friendly ACTive ALIA news team, compiling the best October Canberra library goings-on so you don’t have to.
- NLA are hiring an APS6 Unit Head, Japanese Collections (closes 14/10)
- Ignite are recruiting for APS3 Library Assistants for an unspecified government department, contract to 30 June 2019 (no closing date)
- ACT Education Directorate are hiring a Teacher Librarian for the new Margaret Hendry School in Taylor (closes 10/10)
- Daramalan College are also hiring a Teacher Librarian (closes 16/10)
- NMA are hiring an EL2 Program Manager, Collection Development and Information (closes 9/10)
- Department of Defence are hiring an APS6 Army Historian (closes 10/10)
- AIATSIS are hiring an APS5 Rights Officer (closes 15/10)
- NGA are hiring an APS3 Bookings Officer (closes 14/10)
- Randstad are looking for Digitisation Officers across the APS (no closing date)
- Department of the Environment and Energy are hiring an EL1 Data Librarian (closes 21/10)
ACTive ALIA’s Journal Club will shortly be hosting its second issue… er, meeting! We’re teaming up with ACT Students and New Graduates to read ‘The Archival Turn in Law: The Papers of Lindy Chamberlain in the National Library of Australia‘ by Katherine Biber in the Sydney Law Review. Come join us on Tuesday 30th October, 5.30pm at the CIT Reid Library. Discussion questions to come soon. Also a tour of the library! RSVP on Facebook, if you’re into that kind of thing, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALIA URLs (University and Research Libraries ACT) are hosting a lunchtime tour of the Australian National Botanic Gardens library on Tuesday 23rd October from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Places are limited, so please RSVP by 16th October to Francesca.Higgins@acu.edu.au
ALIA CRR (Canberra and Region Retirees) have a monthly Connect and Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at the NLA’s Bookplate cafe. The next meetup is on Wednesday 7th November from 11am to 2pm. Aspiring retirees also welcome!
After dealing with a small asbestos problem, Dickson Library has partially reopened. You can borrow and return books and use the PCs, but a large section of the library remains off-limits. With any luck, the rest will reopen in November.
Following the disastrous February flood, ANU’s Chifley Library is slowly getting back on its feet. However, there are grander plans in store: a proposed new library on the site of the current AD Hope building. Watch this space!