3-week employment opportunity

Dear Colleagues

The Federal Court of Australia is seeking a Librarian or Library Technician for approximately 3 weeks to help consolidate the library collections of the National Native Title Tribunal into the principal collection in Perth and assist library staff with the integration of parts of the collection into the FCA Perth library.

The project will involve:

· checking bibliographic details for duplicate items
· searching and editing the catalogue
· preparing lists of duplicate titles
· lifting boxes and moving books.

We are seeking a Library Technician or Librarian with the following skills and experience:

· ALIA accredited Library Technician or Librarian qualifications, or currently studying towards qualifications
· Experience using an automated library system, Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with FIRST is desirable
· Experience cataloguing library resources
· Attention to detail
· Ability to work independently and in a small team
· Demonstrated time management with the ability to plan work and prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines.

We anticipate the project commencing 19th November, however there is some flexibility in working days/hours.

Please send your CV with a brief statement demonstrating your skills and experience and the contact details of one referee to amanda.saunders@fedcourt.gov.au by 9th November 2012.

For further information please call me on ph: 9268 7138.


Amanda Saunders
Manager, Library & Information Services (WA)
Federal Court of Australia

Paid practical work experience

Paid Practical Work Experience - Legislative Council, Parliament House

The Legislative Council is currently running a project to recall its archived records from their current storage, and to:

- ensure they are on the new eDRMS system properly

- ensure the records are stored in accordance with SRO standards (removal of inappropriate plastics, metals, sticky notes etc)

- assessed in accordance with GDAs and the Legislative Council R&DS and separated for destruction, to be sent to State Records Office in future, or to be kept by the Legislative Council permanently; and

- reboxed in National Archive quality boxes.

Although the work is unrelenting in nature, the records are interesting, mainly being the inquiry records of Parliamentary Committees. Work is located in West Perth and negotiable for at least two days per week over the University summer semester break with the possibility of ongoing employment till mid-2013.

Applicants should demonstrate:

- initiative and ‘self starter’ aptitude

- ability to work independently and in a team

- broad and demonstrable IT experience including use of databases (preferably Lotus Notes), Word, and an eDRMS

- methodical approach to work.

Please forward resumes of no more than two pages to kalcock@parliament.wa.gov.au by COB 5 November 2012.

Lise Summers

Curtin University

Amendments to Union List

Ros Phillips has supplied the following -


Australian Child Support Cases
AGS: 1998 - 2006

Australian Bankruptcy Cases (New Series)
AGS: Vol. 1 (1999 - 2004) - Vol. 8 (2009 - 2011)

Australian Family Law Cases
AGS: 1976 - 2011

Australian Professional Liability Medical Cases
Publisher's run: 1992 -
AGS: 1992 - 2011

Australian Tax Cases
AGS: 1969 - 2011

Australian Torts Reports
AGS: 1984 - 2010

( Australian Trade Practices Reports (ATPR)
( Continued by: Australian Competition and Consumer Law Cases
( AGS: Vol. 1 (1974) - Vol. 33 (2011)
( Australian Trade Practices Reports (ATPR)
( Publisher's run: Vol. 1 (1974) - Vol. 32 (2010)
( Continued by: Australian Competition and Consumer Law Cases
( AGS: Complete
( Australian Competition and Consumer Law Cases (ATPR)
( Continues: Australian Trade Practices Reports
( Publisher's run: Vol. 33 (2011) -
( AGS: Vol. 33 (2011) only

The Tax Specialist
AGS: Vol. 1 (1997) - Vol. 16 No. 1 (Aug. 2012)

Western Australian Reports
(AGS: 1960 - 1989) ; Vol. 1 (1988) - Vol. 41 (2010).

Job vacancy : advertised on SEEK

Library Technician - Perth

This top tier Australian law firm is looking for a library technician to join their team in Perth

What the job will involve -

Assist in the provision of library and information services for staff, both in the Perth office and nationally. The library technician is responsible for:
organising and maintaining the Knowledge Centre's serial collection
assisting with current awareness tasks
undertaking collection maintenance
assisting with interlibrary loans
providing support to the reference service when required
running day end and any other library management system reports as required
allocating and supervising the tasks of the Knowledge Centre library assistant where relevant

What you need to bring to the job -

Associate Diploma of Arts (Library Practice) or equivalent
Minimum 1 year's experience in a specialist or law library
Experience with an automated library system
Experience in serials accessioning
Excellent computer skills
Knowledge of loose-leaf filing
Ability to work in a national team and independently
The flexibility to vary working hours to suit client and library needs from time to time

Experience in searching online and electronic services such as CCH Intelliconnect, Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis etc.
Experience with legal reference work

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Catherine Hill on 02 9263 0000

Christmas function : save the date

ALLA (WA) invites members to:

save the date for the ALLA (WA) Christmas function

When:  Wednesday, 5 December 5.30-7.30pm

The Generous Squire
397 Murray Street (Shafto Lane)
Perth CBD

Official invitation flyer to follow soon.

Summary of CPD event at Ashurst

Fourteen people attended a talk by lawyer, Jason Raftos, at Ashurst at lunchtime on Monday, 8 October.  The topic was based on whether an employer has any powers to regulate the behaviour of employees outside the workplace.  The short answer is "yes", but it does depend on circumstances.  If the conduct is in a public place and won’t reflect adversely on the integrity of the employers, an employee will probably keep his or her job.  It is a very grey area though.

Jason provided and talked on interesting cases involving Christmas parties, drink-driving, theft, physical assault and Facebook.  As Facebook becomes even more popular, Jason definitely advised against using it to vent grievances against your employer.  Overall, a very interesting and informative talk.  Thanks to Jason and also to Lei for providing the venue and drinks.

Jenny Lucre

Update re Leanne Whykes

The last post was a little out-of-date.  Leanne started at Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne on 1 October.  Thanks to Cindy Duong for this update.

News re Leanne Whykes

Some of you will remember Leanne Whykes who moved to Melbourne and took up a training specialist role with Thomson Reuters.  Leanne is now the Law Librarian at Deakin University.

Welcome to Lorraine Pearce

Congratulations to Lorraine Pearce who has been appointed to the newly-created position of Library Manager at Kott Gunning.

Lorraine has a background in public libraries and is new to law librarianship.  Please give her every assistance as she finds her feet in her new role.

Firms merge

On 1 October, the law firms of Herbert Smith and Freehills merged to create a new firm - Herbert Smith Freehills.

If you wish to contact the Knowledge Centre in Perth, our email address is now knowledgecentreper@hsf.com.  Please note that our mailing address and phone numbers have not changed.

Kind regards,
Cindy Duong
Knowledge Centre Team Leader
Herbert Smith Freehills

T +61 8 9211 7942 M +61 419 247 760 F +61 8 9211 7878