LibrariesWA Facebook Group

Announcing the 'LibrariesWA' Facebook Group

At the Library Leadership: A Celebration day, one of the consistent themes was about enabling communication across silos and different types of library and information services.

In an effort to achieve this, we are pleased to announce the launch of a Facebook group specifically for Western Australia LIS professionals.

Why a Facebook Group?

Facebook is one of the most popular social networking platforms in the world. It may not be for everyone, but a lot of us use it to stay connected with friends and family, and now increasingly for work as well.

A Facebook Group allows you to post messages to anyone who has joined even though you aren't necessarily connected with them directly, the potential to reach a relevant audience is much higher than posting from your personal or organisation page.

The other really useful functionality is that any group member can create an event! The Libraries WA group has the potential to become the perfect place to share industry events with one another.

Join the LibrariesWA Facebook group now


This was originally posted on WAIN. Apologies for Cross Posting. 

Self-represented Ligitants and the Attorney-General Latest Update

ALLA WA today received a written response from the Chief of Staff to the Attorney General regarding the access of self represented litigants to library resources since the closure of the Library at the Supreme Court of WA. ALLA WA had written to the Attorney General in May expressing concern on this matter.
The reply acknowledges that self represented litigants have been left without a valuable resource since the library's closure.
Further, the Department of Justice is investigating options for enabling self represented litigants to have access to library resources. ALLA WA will be informed of the outcome of this investigation.
We thank the Chief of Staff to the Attorney General for their reply.

Set the Wayback Machine to take us to court

I know I sometimes turn to the Wayback Machine in my research; you might too. Hence I found this recent blog post about how Australian courts view use of the Wayback Machine very interesting.
http://allensip.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/while-us-says-yes-to-wayback-machine.html

Job Opportunity: Business Information Librarian at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Are you an outgoing and enthusiastic librarian wanting to tell 120,000 people about an amazing library service? If you are then come and join our team! This is an exciting opportunity to join our organisation and add value to our membership in the role of Business Information Librarian.

Reporting to the Manager, Library and Information Services the focus of the role is to provide library and research services to our 120,000 + members globally to support their business and professional needs. As part of a friendly and well-established team you'll be involved in most aspects of the service, but your main focus will be responding to research requests, collection development and marketing the library service to our members.

To be successful you will have; a real passion for helping people; have experience in a specialised library environment, be creative and innovative, and thrive on being part of a dynamic high performing team.

To be considered for this role you will be enthusiastic, demonstrate high attention to detail, be able to work across a wide range of tasks, and be motivated to get involved in promoting and enhancing the services we provide to our many stakeholders.

If you are interested please attach your resume along with a covering letter to our online job portal: jobs.charteredaccountants.com.au  - or see the job posting for further information

Applications close at 5pm on 14 July 2017.

Federal Court - New Judgment Subscription Alerts

The Federal Court has expanded its subscription offerings with the addition of the Judgments & Events by National Practice Area (NPA) email alerts.

Subscribers have the option to receive an email of judgments published each day by practice area, as well as an “All Judgments” option. Subscribers will also be alerted to any upcoming Court events, such as user-group meetings.

You can subscribe from the Federal Court website. Once your subscription is complete, you will receive an email for each of the lists you have subscribed to. The frequency of alerts varies depending on what judgments have been published on the day.

If you require assistance with the subscription process, please email query@fedcourt.gov.au.
About the National Practice Areas

In 2016, the Federal Court reorganised its workload into nine National Practice Areas (and where applicable sub-areas). The nine NPAs are:

Each NPA has a dedicated webpage, which contains relevant practice notes, legislation, forms, judgments, judges’ speeches and more.

This was posted as Issue 37, 26 June 2017 of the Federal Court's Practice Newsletter. Apologies for cross posting.

ALLA Conference 2018 - Call for Papers



Submissions are now open for the 2018 ALLA Conference!  


The 2018 Conference will be held in Darwin, Northern Territory at the Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade and there will opportunities to visit law libraries and enjoy the array of culinary and cultural highlights of Darwin.

Centred around the theme of Global Impact/Local Footprint, the Conference Committee is looking for papers and posters, including but not limited to those that address the themes:


  • Indigenous issues
  • Career development
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Presentations


There will be a variety of presentation formats and lengths. The Conference Committee welcomes a variety of proposals including:


  • Individual presentations
  • Panel discussions (multiple, complementary speakers on a single topic)
  • Practical workshop sessions
  • Digital - posters (with an optional additional hard copy submission)
  • Lightning talks (5/10 minute sessions)


Abstracts should be submitted to convenor@alla.asn.au and submissions close 5.00pm AEST on Friday, 15 September 2017.

Additional details are available on the conference website.

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.