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02 Jun 2014

Library Appoints New Director, Research and Collections --

The University Librarian, Philip Kent, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Teresa Chitty to the new position of Director, Research and Collections at the University of Melbourne Library.
In her current role as Associate Librarian, Research and Information Services, at the University of Newcastle Teresa has provided leadership, strategic planning and management of scholarly resources and research support services. Teresa’s achievements include a Research Support Plan which focuses the Faculty Liaison Librarians' role on developing and delivering research support services in response to the University’s strategic emphasis on research activity.  Other activities under Teresa’s leadership include development of a Library Services Workforce Plan, the implementation of new library systems, increased exposure of cultural/special collections, and a strategic approach to collection development and management, with a focus on electronic resources, to support learning, teaching and research activities.
Teresa’s career highlights have included senior posts at the University of Western Australia, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She also held the position of University Librarian at Lincoln University in New Zealand from 2005-9.  Shortly after Teresa completed her librarianship degree in London she relocated to New Zealand where her early career was at the University of Canterbury and public libraries across that country.
Teresa joins Melbourne at an important time in the implementation of the Information Futures strategy and the Library seeks to increase services to advance the University’s mission as a premier research intensive university.
Teresa will commence this important new role on 9 December 2013.



02 Jun 2014

Applications now open for Museums and Collections Award 2013 -- Applications are now open for Melbourne students wishing to travel to Birmingham on the Museums and Collections Award.

The Museums and Collections Award is a unique international exchange opportunity between the universities of Melbourne and Birmingham that enables recipients' to work on a selection of collection management projects during their stay at the partner university.

Applications are now open for Melbourne students wishing to travel to Birmingham on the Award. For further information, please download the flyer.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote Drop-in Clinic Tuesday 13 August, 1:00pm --
Need help with EndNote? Come to one of the Library's monthly EndNote Drop-in Clinics for one-on-one help with specific EndNote problems! 
Bring your laptop with EndNote already installed, as well as copies of any documents and EndNote libraries you are currently working with.

Tuesday 13 August 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm 

Thursday 19 September 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday 16 October 2013, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Click here for more info and additional dates. 

Please note that our clinics are not training sessions for beginners. See our EndNote Basics sessions for Mac and Windows.

Other EndNote help options: 



02 Jun 2014

Library Staff Excellence Awards --

Congratulations to all the 2013 Library Staff Excellence Awards winners announced at an award ceremony on 26 November, 2013.

  • Library Staff Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Library, Astrid Bovell
  • Library Staff Excellence Award for Library Service Excellence, The Library Systems Team (Jane Miller, Belinda Bowman, Joanne Bowman, Bruce Eames and Andrew Veal)
  • Highly Commended Award - University of Melbourne Archives Protest! Exhibition, Sue Fairbanks, Katie Wood
  • Highly Commended Award - The Robert Menzies Collection : A Living Library, Caitlin Stone and Jim Berryman
  • Library Staff Excellence Award - for Outstanding Contribution to Student Life, Somchit Terrell
  • Excellence in Business Process Improvement, Bradley O'Brien

These popular awards acknowledge outstanding contribution or service excellence by Library staff. Nominations are now closed.

For enquiries, please contact Sandra Woods by email : or phone: 8344 5551.










02 Jun 2014

Researchers Seeking Participants – Graduate research students and data management --

Are you a University of Melbourne graduate research student? You are invited to complete a questionnaire on how you manage your research data and your interest in possible support services.

Are you a graduate research student currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne? You are invited to take 20-30 minutes to fill out an online questionnaire on how you manage your research data and your interest in possible data management support services.

This study is being undertaken by an RMIT University graduate student, Kathryn Lindsay along with library staff members from the Simon Fraser University Library in Canada. 

Taking part in this study may help you to think about how you will manage your research data. The University of Melbourne library plans to use the results to explore the possibility of developing research data management services for graduate research students.

To read more about the study and participate, please click this link: 

The online questionnaire will be open until August 23 2013.



02 Jun 2014

EndNote Training for Business and Education --

The Library staff at the Giblin Eunson Library are collaborating to present a new series of workshops.

EndNote Training for Business and Education

Workshop description

This is an introductory workshop delivered in a small supportive environment for beginners to the EndNote reference management software. This session will cover installation; software functions; exporting records from Education and Business databases to EndNote; and inserting citations and bibliographies in Word. This is hands-on workshop and it will be conducted using Windows 7 with Word 2010 and EndNote X5.

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Class Dates:
Wednesday, 07 Aug 2013
Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013
Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013
Wednesday, 06 Nov 2013
Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013

Venue: eLearning Studio, Ground Floor, Giblin Eunson Library, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street

Book a place in the workshop using the following link



02 Jun 2014

Tell us what you think of the Library Website --

Students and Staff needed for library web focus groups

Research staff and students - Monday 5th August 11.00am - 12.00pm

Coursework students - Monday 5th August  12.30pm -1.30pm

Undergraduate students - Monday 19th August 10.00am - 11.00am 

Professional staff - Monday 19th August 11.30am - 12.30pm 

All focus groups will be conducted on campus in the Brownless Biomedical Library 

Feed back will be collated and used to improve the library website 

Register your attendance 






02 Jun 2014

Win an iPad in the Library Quiz --

How well do you know your library?

Complete this Library quiz and you'll go into the running for to win an iPad mini or a book voucher.

Chances are you'll learn some useful stuff about your Library too. 

Quiz closes on Friday 2 Aug.

Winners drawn on Mon 5 Aug and announced on Tue 6 Aug.

Link to the quiz at 




02 Jun 2014

Increase in maximum fines for overnight loans -- From Monday 29th July overnight loans will be able to accrue $100 in fines for late returns.

In order to ensure fair access to all high-use material the total fine that you can accrue for these items will increase from $15 to $100 on Monday 29th July.

Fines will accrue at a rate of $5 per day.

Please ensure you return these items by the due date so that others may use them.



02 Jun 2014

Borrowers from other universities can now register online --

Students and staff from the CAVAL reciprocal borrowing program, the ULANZ borrowing program, and international university students and staff, can now register online to become a borrower at the library. 

Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. You then need to confirm your registration at one our Service Desks.

For more information on reciprocal borrowing programs and to register online. 

You can also register via the catalogue.



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