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1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 54), Nov 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/12/2005   
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Training news...

A session with a difference - postgraduates @ RMIT
A session was presented to RMIT University postgraduate social planning students by Helen Leary, the Victorian LEP Coordinator. Focussing on the ABS Website, the session included practical tips on navigating effectively, along with details on Census topics, geography, data items, profiles and randomisation. And feedback from the lecturer? "It was well received and sets up nicely our first assignment in Week 2 ... using ABS data. I learnt as much as the students!". And from the RMIT liaison librarian? "Library staff are all very keen to have our own refresher session".

Website savvy @ Logan Hyperdome
In early spring the Qld LEP Coordinator, Tanya Lucas provided training to staff of Logan Hyperdome Library. Acting Regional Librarian, Jennifer Hall, said that the session was really useful and practical. She especially liked the use of exercises relating to a public library environment. She added "the Website really is a powerful reference tool and the training was well worthwhile - we all learned something different and having attended the session we will now be able to make better use of the Website when we are helping our customers."

Teachers and public librarians unite for training extravaganza
With the students in full swing of assignments, librarian Ratinder Dev of Erindale Public Library thought it was a great time to invite Pat Stracey, ACT LEP Coordinator to provide some ABS training. The session was a great opportunity for the librarians to network with each other and discuss common practical search tips with Pat. Incorporated into the training session was a brief look at the new AusStats and what's now 'Free on the Web' - a must know for all students and community members!

"Would your library like LEP training? Contact your LEP Coordinator to find out when the next round of training is available."


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