1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 45), Aug 2003  
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eLEP helps Goulburn Library position for retirement boom

Connecting to eLEP is part of the Goulburn City Library's strategy to prepare for the impending baby boomer retirement boom

The General Manager of Goulburn City Council, Don Cooper, officially launched the eLEP service, as part of the library's celebrations for Local Government Week at their Library Expo on Monday 28 of July.

At the launch of the eLEP service in Goulburn last month, Southern Tablelands Regional Librarian Janet Smith said baby boomers in retirement will have high expectations of library services. In anticipation, the library is positioning itself to deliver a wider variety of services to meet the baby boomers' expectations.

Goulburn City Library is part of Southern Tablelands Regional Library, which also includes Yass, Crookwell, Gunning, Braidwood and Mulwaree shires.

"Statistical information is of prime importance to the region, especially since the recent NSW State Government announcement about possible regional council amalgamations," said Janet. "It is also vital for informing future planning in the region. The eLEP service will give the library a head start with statistics."

The Director of Library and Information Services at the State Library of New South Wales, Chris Williams, officially launched the Expo.

A number of ABS people attended the launch, including the Director of ABS Electronic Dissemination, Gary Dunnet, the NSW LEP Coordinator Anne Freer and ABS Library Extension Program National Manager Kim Farley-Larmour. Electronic Dissemination is the area of the ABS who do the actual connecting of libraries to the eLEP service.