State Library of WA : online enquiry service

YES - Your Enquiry Service - has been launched by the State Library.  It uses an online enquiry system to refer queries to experienced State Library staff.

YES is located at -

Later in 2012, the National Library and State Libraries will collaborate to provide a national reference enquiry service to enable an enquiry to be handled by the library best able to satisfy the request.

ALLA : social media presence

ALLA is now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  If you're interested in receiving updates on social and professional development activities and participating in discussion relevant to law library professionals, see the links below:

Facebook -

Twitter - @austlawlibassoc<!/austlawlibassoc>

LinkedIn -

Easter breakfast wrap-up

An Easter breakfast was held on Thursday 5 April for about 20 Perth librarians at the Country Road CafĂ©.  With pleasant surroundings and mouthwatering dishes, the gloomy, rainy morning sprang to life with chatter, clatter and laughter as colleagues exchanged and updated their news. 

The ALLA(WA) Committee would like to thank sponsors Thomson Reuters for the chocolate Easter bunnies and the Easter eggs, which we all enjoyed.

Greener pastures for Ann Twyford

Ann has decided to leave Clayton Utz to relocate to rural Victoria to take up a career as a landscaper.  We wish her much success in her new venture.

Easter wishes from the ALLA (WA) Committee

Wishing you all a safe and happy four-day break with your nearest and dearest.

Congratulations Mon

Monica Smith is leaving Freehills to manage the library at DLA Piper.

ALLA 2012 Fellowship winner

Congratulations to Amanda Surrey - Manager, Group Legal with BHP Billiton in Melbourne - on being awarded the 2012 Fellowship to attend the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Boston in July.