User Groups

User Groups (also known as ‘LAUGs’) are groups of Libraries Australia users who attend meetings to share workflow advice and discuss issues about Libraries Australia and other issues which impact on the library community.

There are User Groups in every state and territory, some of which have sub-groups (or ‘special interest groups’) for cataloguing and/or document delivery.

The User Group meetings are fantastic opportunities for members across all library sectors to meet, both formally and informally, and are especially worthwhile for those who work in very small organisations.

Find out about the User Group/s (i.e. convenors, secretaries and meeting information) in your state or territory by clicking on the relevant link: ACT - NSW - NT - QLD - SA - TAS - VIC - WA

ACT User Groups

General User Group (ACT LAUG)

Jenny Wood (Convenor)

Library System Manager, AIATSIS Library

Email: Jenny.Wood@aiatsis.gov.au

Beverley Richards (Secretary)

Systems Librarian, SSC Library

Email: beverley.richards@ssc.gov.au

2016 meetings:

  • Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Time: 9:30 – 11 am

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 4th Floor, National Library of Australia

  • Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Time: 9:30 – 11 am

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 4th Floor, National Library of Australia

  • Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Time: 9:30 – 11 am

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 4th Floor, National Library of Australia

  • Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Time: 9:30 – 11 am

Venue: University of Canberra

 

LADD Special Interest Group

Hayward Maberley (Convenor)

Collection Services, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra Campus

Phone: (02) 6268 6158

Email: h.maberley@adfa.edu.au

2016 meetings:

  • to be advised

Time: to be advised

Venue: to be advised

 

NSW User Groups

General User Group (NSW LAUG, including Cataloguing Special Interest Group CATSIG)

Robert Deininger (Convenor)

Data Quality & Training Specialist Librarian

Data Quality, Systems & Standards, Library Services, State Library of NSW

Phone: (02) 9273 1695

Email: robert.deininger@sl.nsw.gov.au

Rosie Olk (Secretary)

CAD Mixed Formats Team, Library Services, State Library of New South Wales.

Phone: (02) 9273 1739

Email: rosemarie.olk@sl.nsw.gov.au

2016 meetings

  • Friday 4 March 2016

Time: 10.30 am - 12 pm

Venue: Macquarie Room, State Library of New South Wales

  • Friday 15 July 2016

Time: 10.30 am - 12 pm

Venue: Macquarie Room, State Library of New South Wales

  • Friday 18 November 2016

Time: 10.30 am - 12 pm

Venue: Macquarie Room, State Library of New South Wales

 

NSW Resource Sharing Interest Group

Sharon Nicol (Convenor)

Librarian, University of Newcastle Library

Phone: (02) 4921 7147

Email: sharon.nicol@newcastle.edu.au


Jane Barton (Secretary)

Coordinator Shared Client Services, University of Sydney Library

Phone: (02) 9351 7188

Email: jane.barton@sydney.edu.au

2016 meetings:

  • to be advised

Time: to be advised

Venue: to be advised

NT User Group

Marilyn Hawthorne (Convenor)

Assistant Director, Northern Territory Library

Phone: (08) 8922 0758

Email: marilyn.hawthorne@nt.gov.au

2016 meetings:

  • to be advised

Time: 8.00 for 8.30am

Venue: Conference Room - 2nd Floor, Northern Territory Library

QLD User Group (QULAG)

Jackie Thomsen (Convenor)

Library Technician | ERG Representative | Library Services | Business Management Information Technology Branch | Department of Transport and Main Roads

Phone: (07) 3066 8376

Email: jaclyn.l.thomsen@tmr.qld.gov.au

June Temby (Secretary)

Librarian Sugar Research Australia

Phone: (07) 3331 3330

Email: jtemby@sugarresearch.com.au

2016 meetings :

  • Early March (date and time to be confirmed)
  • July  - Workshop (date, time and location to be confirmed)
  • November/December (date, time and location to be confirmed)

Time: To be confirmed

Venue: To be confirmed

SA User Group (LASA)

Chris Kennedy (Convenor)

Co-ordinator Public Library Support, Public Library Services, South Australia

Phone: (08) 8348 2347

Email: chris.kennedy@sa.gov.au

Chris Swadling (Secretary)

Cataloguing Team Leader, ALS Library Services Pty Ltd, SA

Phone: (08) 8276 5500

Email: chris.swadling@alslib.com.au

2016 meetings:

  • Wednesday, 4 May 2016
  • Wednesday, 3 August 2016
  • Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Time: 2.30pm

Venue: Public Library Service Office, North Terrace, Adelaide

TAS User Group (TLAUG)

Tara Cuthbert (Convenor)

Librarian, Resources and Access, LINC Tasmania

Phone: (03) 6165 5578

Email: tara.cuthbert@education.tas.gov.au

2016 meetings:

  • to be advised

Time: to be advised

Venue: to be advised

VIC User Groups

General User Group (VIC LAUG)

Richard McCart (Convenor)

Information Systems Librarian, Library Resources & Access, RMIT University Library

Phone: (03) 9925 2064

Email: richard.mccart@rmit.edu.au

Lamis Sukkar (Secretary)

Email: lamis.sukkar@caval.edu.au

2016 meetings:

  • Thursday, 24 March 2016
  • Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Time: 10.15am

Venue: Conference Room, CARM Centre, 4 Park Drive, Bundoora

 

Cataloguing Special Interest Group (VIC CATSIG)

Lyn Wade (Convenor)

Victoria University

Phone: (03) 9919 2412

Email: lyn.wade@vu.edu.au

2016 meetings:

  • to be advised

Time: to be advised

Venue: to be advised

 

LADD Special Interest Group

Pauline Middleton (Convenor)

Monash University

Phone: (03) 9905 4800

Email: Pauline.Middleton@monash.edu

2016 meetings:

  • Thursday, 14 April 2016

Time: 10.00 am

Venue: Deakin University – Melbourne City Centre located on the 3rd Floor of the Deloitte Building, 550 Burke Street.

 

WA User Group

There is no current user group for WA