Library Activists Network
As the Union for all university staff, and in response to our members, the NTEU recognised the need for a specific focus on library staff. Libraries, and within them library staff, are the heart of our universities, and need to be nurtured and strengthened to meet the challenges presented by rapidly changing modes and trends in library functions and service delivery. Many of the issues and challenges facing library staff in academic libraries are unique to libraries, and yet common across each campus. The NTEU Library Activists Network was formed as a way to facilitate cross communication among library workers in our Western Australian university libraries, and build solidarity and strength for academic library staff who experience similar workplace challenges.
2012 Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries
An interesting article on trends in academic libraries:
Does this reflect what is going on in your workplace?
The Library Activists Network is now calling for new members to join. The Network aims to represent a cross-section of library workers from all campuses, with a mix of librarians, library technicians and other library staff, so that we may get as much input as possible about the issues important to all library workers.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Activists Network, please get in contact with either the local Network rep at your workplace (see flyer) or Amy at the NTEU WA Division office 0437 225 128 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next meeting has been moved to Monday 18 June at 4.30pm in the NTEU WA Division office at 97 Broadway Nedlands. Any interested library members are welcome to come
The NTEU WA Divison Library Activists Network is pleased to announce the panellists for the upcoming Library Forum “Is there a Future for Libraries”, to be held at Curtin University on June 8, from 1-4.30pm.
Innovative Tasmanian librarian Garry Conroy-Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the forum which will also hear from a diverse mix of interstate and local library staff panelists at both sessions:
1) The future for libraries in Australia:
Garry Conroy-Cooper – Manager LINC Tasmania
Barbara Combes - Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, WASLA President, Operations, Vice President International Association School Libraries Advocacy and Promotion Consultant
Jill Benn - Associate Director Research and Learning Support, University of Western
Melbourne University plans to reduce library services for students and staff by cutting 13 positions at the Baillieu and ERC libraries down
to only 4.5!
This drastic reduction will have a serious ...Protest and read-in at ERC - 2 August 2011•