Cooloola keen on CLIB
This year, Gympie-based Reference Librarian Rachael Harrison conducted public training on CLIB 2001 at Rainbow Beach library with enthusiastic attendance.
"LEP Coordinator for Queensland Judy Tayt conducted training for staff at Gympie Library in March which has helped the Reference staff enormously by de-mystifying the ABS site," said Rachael.
Gympie Library is one of four branches of the Cooloola Shire Library Service in Queensland - Gympie, Imbil, Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach. State Library Queensland statistics for 2001-2002 revealed that Cooloola Shire libraries were third busiest in the state per head of population. With a population of approximately 34,000 this public library has about 25,000 registered members.
CLIB and the eLEP web service are available at all four branches. Residents of Cooloola Shire have been keen to see the Census results as they relate to Cooloola, according to Rachael.
Rachael is planning to continue the training at other branches throughout the year. "We are keen to educate the public in these databases to enhance their library experience, further their skills, and contribute to the Smart State commitment" she explains.