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 executive committee. The committee has no formal office bearers (with the exception of the treasurer). Tasks and positions are shared on a roster basis.
Executive committee members for 2017 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 four years, and previously taught English in Japan for three years. He has also worked for a thesaurus, and so knows all the words. Outside of work he likes to sing, dance and solve puzzles.
Anna is a post graduate Library and Information Management student at the University of South Australia. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours in History, at Flinders University.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys swing dancing, learning Polish and reading feminist literature.
David is a Library and Information Services student (TAFE) and has experience volunteering in public and special collection libraries and the SA Museum. He is passionate about providing expert search and information services to clients in a variety of settings. Preserving and conserving items of significant cultural heritage is another passion along with promoting public freedom of access to information and resources. David is an alumni of both the University of Adelaide, and the University of South Australia and undertook his Honours degree in German Language & Literature. Apart from studies and work, David loves his cat, enjoys keeping fit and reading a good ‘space opera’ or historical fiction novel and attends exhibitions at the Art Gallery of SA.