Renew your membership by June 30


Just a reminder that membership renewals for Australian Law Librarians' Association (ALLA) are due by the end of June.
In addition to various CPD and social events that ALLA organise for law librarians, your ALLA membership also entitles you to a discount to attend the 2018 ALLA conference in Darwin as well as a number of other discounts with other associations through ALLA's agreements with them. You also receive the bimonthly ALLA newsletter.
If you have not received your renewal notice or wish to join ALLA, see here for how to apply.

Nominations for Certificates of Appreciation

There are some wonderful people in the WA Australian Law Librarians Association that sometimes go unnoticed. To acknowledge these people, we are calling for nominations for Certificates of Appreciation.  If you would like to nominate a member, please take a look at the Nomination Criteria outlined here and send your nominations to allawaexec@gmail.com. If suitable nominations are received, Certificates will be presented at the upcoming AGM.

2017/2018 ALLA (WA) Committee Elections

ALLA (Western Australian Division)
2017/2018 Committee Elections

Elections for positions on the ALLA(WA) Committee for 2017/2018 will be held at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at DLA Piper, Level 31 Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Nominations are now called for office bearers and Committee Members for 2017/2018.

Pursuant to the Constitution and with the resignation of the 2016/2017 President, the ALLA(WA) is looking for members to nominate to join the Committee or, if interested, take the position of President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary

Nomination forms have been sent to current members of ALLA (WA), if you haven't received a nomination form and believe you should have, please contact Anne Young. If you would like to join ALLA (WA) please do so from the ALLA website.

Nomination forms are due to the ALLA(WA) Secretary by no later than COB Friday 30th June 2017.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the committee. Contact details can be found on the About the Committee page.

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

A new book out this month is This Is What a Librarian Looks Like. It features photographs of over 200 Librarians along with original essays by such authors as George R.R. Martin, Amanda Palmer and Nancy Pearl.
You can see some of the images at this gallery from The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2017/may/29/tattoos-and-baseball-caps-this-is-what-a-librarian-looks-like-in-pictures
I hope some Law Librarians are in there...

Self-represented Ligitants and the Attorney-General Update

On 1 May 2017, the Australian law Librarians' Association (Western Australian Divison) wrote to the Attorney-General to highlight the issue of self-represented litigants' access to legal information following the closure of the Law Library at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

ALLA (WA) members and the media were provided with a copy of the memo.

Recent contact with the Department of the Attorney General has confirmed that as of 16 May 2017 the matter has been assigned to a research team within the Department. There is no indication of a date for further actions.

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