Part-time position available

The EnergySafety division of the Department of Commerce, based at Cannington, is looking for a librarian.  The role requires about 3-4 hours per week.  If interested, please contact -

Laverne Castelino
A/Director Business Services
Tel:  9422 5250

Message from the President

Dear Members,

And just like that… we are almost half way through the year… Crazy times!

Whilst I have been fairly silent in terms of official Presidential posts, I hope you have enjoyed the many updates to the other pages on the Blog! Our crack team of social media assassins are quietly squirreling away until the early hours of the morning to bring you the latest and greatest news for the Association on both a State and National level. Have anything to add? Then please contact one of the Committee members post-haste! (Our details can all be found on the National website… speaking of which... have you checked out the National website lately?

So – what’s the goss?

· We have seen a number of exciting positions posted to the list and blog in the last few weeks – keep an eye on our Movers and Shakers page to stay up-to-date with the shuffle this will no doubt bring. Have you moved recently (or are you about to?) – once again let us know so we can get your new details out to your colleagues. We also have a new page on the Blog – Library Contacts – so if you have moved or your details have changed please let us know so we can get the information out to everyone.

· Registrations have opened for the 2012 ALLA Conference – Respect the Past, Embrace the Future Early Bird registrations are on offer until July 31.

· Speaking of the conference... It is my pleasure to confirm that CCH will be sponsoring the ALLA(WA) 2012 Conference Bursary. This bursary offers $1500 towards the costs of attending the ALLA Conference to one of our local members. Details and a call for applications will be posted to the list shortly – I would strongly encourage members who have not yet received the bursary to apply.

· A fun new page will soon be added to the ALLA(WA) Blog. This page will feature snaps of our very own journal – the Australian Law Librarians Journal – with actual, real life celebrities! Mawghan has kicked this page off with a bang – with a celebrity endorsement that must be seen to be believed! This page will be added soon but in the meantime – if you know anyone famous then grab your copy of the Australian Law Librarian and a camera and send the pics on in!

Well – that’s all from me folks! Keep an eye on the blog – we have some great professional development events coming up in the next few months so don’t miss out.

Until next time,

Kirsty McPhee
ALLA(WA) President

Knowledge Professional : Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth have a vacancy for an experienced Knowledge Professional to join its Knowledge Centre Team based in Perth.

Please refer to Corrs website for information regarding the position -

Alternatively, contact Jennifer Jacobs, HR Coordinator, on 9460 1621 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close at 5pm (WST) on Friday, 8 June.

2012 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture

The topic for this year's lecture is Hunted by land and sea : a legal exploration of commercial hunting in Australia and Canada.  Canadian lawyer, Lesli Bisgould - who has practiced in the area of animal law for ten years - is keynote speaker.  She will be joined by Anthony Karstaedt, a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers, for a local perspective.

Date:  Thursday, 7 June
Time:  5.45pm - 7.15pm
Venue:  Allens, Level 37, QV.1, 250 St Georges Terrace

Please note that this lecture has been approved for CPD points by the WA Legal Practice Board.

Australian Law Librarian : new Editor

ALLA (WA) extends its congratulations to the new Editor of the Australian Law Librarian, Marion Randall.  Marion takes the helm on 1 July 2012.

We send our warmest thanks to Dorothy Shea for her commitment to the journal, which has entailed many hours of toil over the past four years.