Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Looking for an exciting senior library/scholarly communication position?


Associate Director, Information Services (G426-12SK) Scholarly Information Services - Scholarly Information Resources Management, Division of Information

Would you like a challenging leadership role in Australia’s leading University library? Then we want you!

Location Canberra/ACT Term of Contract Permanent Grade ANU Senior Manager 3 (Administration) Salary Package $117,920 - $117,920 pa plus 17% superannuation Closing Date 1 October 2012 Position Overview This is a challenging and varied role where you will provide the leadership required to manage the University Library’s delivery of information services and make a major contribution to the work and strategic direction of the Library. We are seeking an innovative leader with a vision for developing library services in an environment of rapid technological change.

Enquiries Contact: Roxanne Missingham T: (02) 6125 2003 E: Roxanne.Missingham@anu.edu.au

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Librarians - they trust us

Librarians second only to doctors in public trust Internet users in the UK trust library staff more than most other providers of online support and information, and public library staff are second only to doctors in terms of the trust placed in them by information seekers, according to a survey commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians. 80% of the users surveyed through the Public Libraries Information Offer said that the support provided in libraries improved their level of understanding of online information.... Society of Chief Librarians blog, Aug. 3 http://www.goscl.com/survey-reveals-librarians-second-only-to-doctors-in-publics-trust/ From American Libraries Direct 8/8/2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

ALIA Information Online 2013

ALIA Information Online 2013 website launched! See http://www.information-online.com.au Proposals Submission Deadline – 13 August 2012

Information Online 2013 - Be Different. Do Different.

New ANU App

A spiffy new app has been released for Open Day. I LOVE the interactive map, web search and a staff directory.  Further work is occurring and the framework means that much more can be delivered in time – every library information and access to digital collections!  After Open Day, it will be renamed 'ANU' and individual sections will be added as they become available. Search for ANU Open Day in iTunes to download.

Changing world of print and e-books

The latest survey by Book Industry Study Group and the Association of American Publishers finds “Publishers’ net revenue from sales of e-books more than doubled last year, reaching $2.07 billion, up from $869 million in 2010. E-books accounted for 15.5 percent of publishers’ revenues.”  Print sales are, however, down “print sales suffered, dropping to $11.1 billion in 2011 from $12.1 billion in 2010