The South Australian Library and Information Network was formed in 2001 by a group of new graduate librarians and is dedicated to serving the professional development and networking needs of new and not-so-new library and information workers.
Membership is inclusive and free, comprising library technicians, librarians, students, new graduates and other information professionals such as archivists and record managers. Interested? Why not join SALIN today!
SALIN provides an opportunity for social and professional networking through regular social nights, seminars and workshops. Check out the events section to learn more about the type of events SALIN hosts.
To find out more about the formation of SALIN, please take a look at Opportunities for the new generation: the formation of a networking group, an article published in the Australian Library Journal.
You may also like to read A Decade of SALIN – an update to commemorate our 10-year anniversary.
The main organisational body is the committee. The committee has no formal office bearers (with the exception of the treasurer). Tasks and positions are shared on a roster basis.
Committee members for 2019 are:
Pixie is the Metadata and Special Collections Librarian at Flinders University. Previously she was the Senior Archivist in the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library at the University of South Australia. Pixie is passionate about working with unique collections to ensure they are preserved and accessible. Outside the library world she volunteers with the SA CWA and likes cooking vegan food, travelling, reading (of course), crafting and collecting vintage clothes and homewares.
Lachlan Young is Knowledge Base and Licensing Librarian at the University of South Australia. He has been working in libraries for seven years, and once worked for a thesaurus, so knows all the words in all the books. Outside of work he likes to sing, dance and solve puzzles.
After 7 years working as a commercial photographer, Jeph is currently working as an Acquisition Library Officer at University of South Australia. He spends his spared time building furniture and daydreaming every possible scenario for his first Novella ‘Morning Dew’.
Cyprian currently volunteers with the Adelaide City Library as a Digital Literacy volunteer, a History Hub Volunteer and with the Library Services Team, while undertaking subjects within the Diploma of Library Studies at Adelaide TAFE.
Previously he has completed his Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management at the University of South Australia after completing a Bachelor of Art (international Studies) with a major in History at Adelaide University.
Outside the library sector he volunteers with the South Australian Museum in their Digitisation Department, and enjoys climbing and tennis.
Ronna is currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Information Management at University of South Australia, and completed a Bachelor of Commerce in 2012. Ronna has worked in administration and customer service roles in the training and education sector. While working and studying part-time, Ronna is also volunteering at an innovation museum (MOD.). Outside study and work life, Ronna enjoys playing pool, collecting LEGOs and is obsessed with tabletop games.
Natasha is a Reference Librarian in an academic library, with a background working in copyright and institutional repositories. After a few years working in Melbourne, she just couldn’t carry on living without FruChocs and has returned to SA. Outside of the office, she enjoys admiring other people’s dogs, finding excuses to use her label maker, and trying to keep alive the practice of handwriting letters.