Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 15, No. 3, September

Council of Australian State Libraries Information Literacy Standards
At its meeting in March 2001 the Council of Australian State Libraries (Casl) endorsed and supported the use of the Information literacy standards published by the Council of Australian University Librarians (Caul) in January 2001 (
Electronic Databases in Public Libraries: Issues of Organisational Adoption
Based on research which evaluated content, usability, and use of electronic databases in public library settings, user adoptions are examined. This is done in terms of Everett Rogers' analysis of the diffusion of innovations. In this case, it was an...
Our Heritage: The Role of Archives and Local Studies Collections
An examination of the functions of a modern local studies collection and of the role of local studies librarians in collecting, preserving, providing and promoting access to them by the community. Edited version of a paper presented at the WA heritage...
Public and School Libraries ... Developing the Connection
It is axiomatic that the achievement during the 21st century of an information enabled Australia and New Zealand needs as its base good public and school libraries and recognition that information literacy--not information technology--is the key to...
Public and School Library Cooperation: Evaluation Checklists
The following checklists are evaluative tools to stimulate and measure public and school library cooperation. They can also be used to initiate discussions among the staff at a public library and at a school library. The first is for public librarians....
The Frontline Librarian: A Skills Based Approach to Training
The Frontline Librarian is a training package developed for circulation and central reference staff at Dunedin Public Libraries. Consisting of vision and goal statements, checklists, job descriptions and procedure manuals, strength is that it is flexible,...
The Quiet Revolution: Reference Services in Public Libraries
An exploration, using interviews with Victorian practitioners, of current and emerging issues for reference services in public libraries in the context of the internet, the wide range of resources and formats now provided in them, and changing user...
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