Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

This publication provides national news in the field of library and information science.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 3, September

Better, More Accessible, Libraries for All in Australia: Progress and Potential
Australia has four major library sectors, public, academic, school and special. All of those sectors have major strengths and rate well by world standards. Many new and redeveloped buildings have been constructed in them. The academic libraries have...
Challenge and Change: Three Decades of Joint Use Libraries in the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia
The city of Onkaparinga library network in South Australia consists of six libraries, three of which are joint use. The largest of the joint use libraries is Noarlunga (a Tafe/public library), followed by The Hub (a secondary school/public library)...
Grey Matter: The Ageing Librarian Workforce, with a Focus on Public and Academic Libraries in Australia and the United States
The issue of the ageing workforce within the field of librarianship is one that is deceptively straightforward. The workforce is ageing and will soon need to be replaced by a younger cohort of information professionals. The issue, however, harbours...
Marriage and Divorce: The Hervey Bay University/Public Library, Queensland
The Hervey Bay Library opened in March 1998 as the first joint use university/public library in Australia. It is soon to be dissolved, despite the economic, community and cultural benefits which it has provided. The reasons for this dissolution are...
The Best of Both Worlds: The First Three Years of the Wangaratta Public/technical and Further Education Library, Victoria
Opened in 2007 the Wangaratta Library is a large joint use library in Victoria involving Goulburn Ovens Institute of Tafe, the High Country Library Corporation and the city of Wangaratta. This paper provides an overview of the original vision, the...
Twelve Years On: The Evolution of the Berri Public/ School/technical and Further Education Library in Country South Australia
The Berri Library and Information Centre is a joint use library located in the Riverland area of country South Australia. The library was considered unusual when it was established in 1999 because it was a quite large three way joint use library, serving...
Well Learned: The Colocation Lessons of the Hobsons Bay Libraries, Victoria
Hobsons Bay Libraries in Melbourne has undertaken three major developments in the last five years and is in detailed design for another to commence in late 2012. Each features a joint use or collocated aspect to its operation. Altona Meadows was fully...

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