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PLA News - October 2012 Update

October 29, 2012 - 9:55am
Training Opportunities

PLA is pleased to announce that its members are entitled to a group discount to the following courses:

  1. Information Audit Basics (Sue Henczel) - Melbourne, Monday 29 October  /  Perth, Wednesday 7 November
  2. Practical Marketing for Libraries (Ann Ritchie) - Sydney, 7 November / Melbourne 6 November  / Townsville 22 November.

Course details and registration information are available from the Performance Improvement Conferences and Seminars website:

2013 Auslib Conference - Call for Papers

A call for papers for the 2013 Auslib Conference  BY DESIGN: PUBLIC LIBRARY PLACES AND SPACES can be downloaded here

Also, the proceedings of the Sept 2012 Auslib conference ‘ Learning for All’ held at the State Library of Victoria are now available – details at

The conference attracted considerable debate about learning as the mission and advocacy focus for public libraries in the 21st century.

Latest Job Vacancies

The latest library job vacancies available from the PLA website are listed below. If you have any vacancies you wish to advertise on the PLA website and via future PLA newsletters you can either submit them to the Executive Officer via email or register as a library service on our website so you can create your own vacancy advertisements. Remember this is a FREE service.

Current Opportunities


Closing Date

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator


Warragul, VIC

29 October 2012

Cultural Development Coordinator


City of Melville, WA

02 November 2012

Library Planning and Projects Coordinator


Mornington Peninsula, VIC

02 November 2012

Coordinator Central Library - Client Services (Circulation + Reference Training)


Wollongong, NSW

05 November 2012

Team Leader Reference and Training


Wollongong, NSW

05 November 2012

Local Studies Librarian

Town of Cambridge, WA

09 November 2012