1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 50), Nov 2004  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2004   
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Training News...

The ABS @ Open Day in Canberra

Take a bustling campus. Add a liberal sprinkling of enthusiastic young people. The result: a very successful Open Day at the Australian Catholic University's Signadou campus, the Canberra Institute of Technology and the University of Canberra on 28 August!

Our LEP member libraries used the occasion to showcase ABS information to prospective students and their families in three exciting displays. There were AusStats and Statistics @ Your library display stands, ABS publications featuring local information, stickers, mousemats, brochures and posters, including one from the ACT Social Atlas showing where Canberra and Queanbeyan's young people lived. The latter proved to be a source of much interest.

Displays were left up for a few weeks for the benefit of current students. Glenis Matheson, University of Canberra's Facilities Manager, wrote, "Some feedback from the ABS display - it has been great! The display has generated lots of interest from students."

ABS Display at Australian Catholic University, Mount Saint Mary Campus Library.

To promote the use of ABS statistics in the Mount Saint Mary Campus Library at Strathfield, staff put together this display which included statistics about Internet usage and library attendance from the Australian Year Book. The Display was designed by Information Services Librarian, Vicki Bourbous, who is the LEP contact at the library. Vicki says "The students who are studying Education, and Habilitation use a lot of ABS statistics. They are also used by students in the Arts and Sciences Faculty, particularly those studying Geography and Economics." Library staff have also included ABS statistics and services in their subject pathfinders and 'Hot Topics' guides.