1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 43), Feb 2003  
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LEP Training in Victoria - Librarians keen

Since last September Helen Leary, LEP Coordinator Victoria, has given 43 training sessions to almost 400 library staff. She reports:

"Whilst the majority of training has been in and around Melbourne, I've also had the pleasure of visiting many rural communities and enjoying the magnificent hospitality at these country libraries (as well as putting on a few extra kilos!). I have travelled as far as Mildura to the north-west, Wodonga in the north-east and west to Warrnambool, and been fortunate to meet up with many wonderful people. If you would like training and haven't yet scheduled a session then please contact me.

The most pleasing aspect about CLIB is that those library staff already experienced in accessing census data through CLIB have been delighted at the simplicity of the latest version. First time users have also commented on how user friendly it is, expressing confidence in being able to navigate around the product and comfortable that they will be able to use CLIB to satisfy the information needs of their clients. I am continually overwhelmed at the amount of interest shown by library communities in the ABS, the LEP program and census information."

Here is what some of Helen's happy CLIB trainees had to say:

Geelong Libraries - "Thanks for your fantastically clear and useful presentation on CLIB 2001 and congratulations on a great product for public libraries."

University of Ballarat - "Thanks for all your efforts to come to Ballarat and train the local people in the one spot. The training was well received and we at the university have been using the disc and online versions of CLIB 2001 already, so that is good. I look forward to future dealings."

Upper Murray Libraries - "I found the training very instructive (not just on CLIB but also on eLEP and the Website) and I've had lots of positive feedback. I'm looking forward now to getting stuck into some stats!!"

Mornington Peninsula Libraries - "We all were very grateful to you for coming and running the excellent training sessions. The response from the participating staff was very good; they all plan on getting their hands on CLIB. I will contact you to organise some extra training. A few librarians missed out on this first round. Also the rest of us will have a good chance to refresh the skills as we are now busy using CLIB."

Victorian LEP librarians may contact Helen Leary at helen.leary@abs.gov.au to arrange CLIB training.