1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 54), Nov 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/12/2005   
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Libraries shortlisted for the LEP Excellence Award

The Australian Defence Force Academy Library
The ADFA Library provides services to undergraduate and postgraduate students, university staff, researchers, military personnel and members of the public.

What they presented...

  • ABS Training sessions for library and academic staff
  • Detailed handouts for students and staff - an 'ABS Database Guide', Cheat Sheet and a 'Library Research Guide'
  • ABS display during Library and Information Week
  • Local projects and subject specific classes used to promote ABS information
  • ABS Information promoted in Information literacy classes

Victoria Park Public Library
The Victoria Park Public Library is a medium-sized public library in Western Australia.

What they presented...
  • Quarterly refresher ABS Training sessions for library staff and the public
  • Throughout Library and Information Week promotional activities for businesses and local government staff including training and ABS displays
  • ABS information included in a special display on 'Doing Business @ Your Library'
  • ABS quiz for library staff
  • Features on ABS in the Library Newsletter and in the Town of Victoria Park Staff Newsletter
TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute - Wollongong Campus Library
As well as supporting staff and students of the Wollongong Campus, the library provides support to the 12 other libraries of the Institute.

What they presented...
  • Student Workshops on statistics and ABS, also on Census and CLIB 2001
  • ABS Display and Quiz
  • 'Are You the Average Australian?' promotion
  • 'Statistic of the Day!' promotion
  • Promotion of Workshops in the Library Newsletter, by email and with flyers

Upper Hunter Regional Library
The Upper Hunter covers an area of 10,937 square kilometres in NSW and serves a population of 29,811 of whom 43.4% are library members.

What they presented...
  • During Library and Information Week, day and evening ABS Workshops held at Muswellbrook Library.
  • Activities promoted in the local media and the newspapers. Anne Freer (NSW LEP Coordinator) was interviewed on the local radio about ABS.
  • Schools, local businesses and library staff invited to attend day and evening Workshops.

Mount Isa Library
Mount Isa City Library in Queensland is a medium-sized public library approximately 1,000 kms west of Townsville.

What they presented...

  • ABS training sessions for council and library staff and the community.
  • A display for tourists showcasing Mount Isa's history and ABS statistics.
  • A permanent display describing the ABS Website.
  • The ABS Centenary and the visit from Tanya Lucas (Qld LEP Coordinator) was used to promote ABS. A celebratory morning tea was held with a commemorative ABS Centenary cake for the community and staff.

Queensland University of Technology Library
QUT Library provides a service to approximately 38,000 students across three campuses.

What they presented...

  • Generic and subject specific ABS training sessions for students
  • 'Finding Statistical Information' Workshops given at each campus
  • A range of promotional activities including displays of ABS information at all campus libraries