PLA News - September 2012
|Message from the PLA Chair
Dear PLA members and friends,
Welcome to the latest edition of PLA News. In this edition we have added an employment opportunity section - also available on our new website. I encourage you all to take advantage of this and the other services we are offering.
We are continually working on behalf of public libraries across Australia to deliver better opportunities for connecting and sharing information.
Please pass this email on to others in your networks.
Thank you for your continued support.
Chair, Public Libraries Australia
Hey everyone…how often do you see requests for position descriptions (PD's) come across your local e-lists or networks? The answer is probably often!
As many of you know PLA has installed an online document library on its website which is just perfect to capture, hold and share this type of document. So here’s the plan….
Email us all your latest PD's and you’ll be provided free access to our online Document Library.
It’s ok too if you want to strip out information pertaining to named staff or other identifying data such as logo or library name; and while PD's in DOC or DOCX formats would be preferred PDF is ok too.
Email your PDs to our Executive Officer and make sure you include your contact details.
Note that you may request removal and/or replacement of a PD that belongs to your library at any time.
Copyright will also remain with the author / library service and you may include any ‘rules of use’ with your submitted document.
Any other library related documents are also welcome for submission e.g. plans, reports, topical papers, promotional material etc.
Financial members who have registered on the PLA website are already able to upload and download documents from the document bank.
Recently, PLA funded the conversion of the animated National Year of Reading 2012 commercial Australian Libraries – Come Back Soon into a format suitable for cinema advertising. PLA has also negotiated a substantial discount with Val Morgan Cinema Networks for any library wishing to show it in their local cinema. With school holidays fast approaching, this commercial would be an excellent promotional tool for your library or your library network.
Congratulations to all those libraries in NSW, QLD and WA that have already taken up the discounted opportunity of cinema advertising with Val Morgan!
Don't forget our members Win a Cinema Advertising Package competition which closes at the end of September 2012.
Further information and a simple entry form can be downloaded here
The latest library job vacancies available from the PLA website are listed below. If you have any vacancies you wish to advertise on the PLA website and via future PLA newsletters you can either submit them to the Executive Officer via email or register as a library service on our website so you can create your own vacancy advertisements. Remember this is a FREE service.
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