In August, SALIN visited the South Australian School for Vision Impaired (SASVI) to tour their Resource Centre. Lauren Fountain, the Resource Centre Manager gave an excellent tour of this unique library.
On 26th April, the Adelaide City Library kindly welcomed a group of curious SALIN members to learn about the Library’s use of virtual reality technology.
On Wednesday 22nd March, SALIN hosted Take the fear out of networking, a workshop providing advice on social communication for your career.
The event started with a networking bingo session to get everyone out of their seats and into conversations. Two experienced networkers then provided some invaluable advice. The event concluded with a speed-networking activity which gave everyone the chance to practice what they had learned and speak to all other attendees.
We’d like to thank our guest presenters Jennifer Osborn (Research Librarian at the University of Adelaide) and Eleanor Thomas (Acquisitions Coordinator at the University of South Australia). Here’s a summary of their advice:
15 people braved the cold weather to explore the SA Genealogy & Heraldry Society with SALIN on Thursday 11th June.
The Society was started in 1973. It was located in several places including Kent Town, Keswick & the City before moving to its current location in Unley in June 1987.
The Society library holds over 22,000 publications and 80,000 microfiche & card indexes (Royal Adelaide Hospital, Cemetery, Dulcie Love Germanic, Catholic Baptisms and others). The material in the collection is classified geographically – within Australia and outside Australia. Items are classified further into subsets – states, shipping, convicts, Indigenous, religious, SA local history and SA family history.
Besides published material the collection also includes manuscripts such as family history folders, newspaper indexes, electoral rolls, births, deaths & marriages indexes, microfiche which include school, parish, council & asylum records and online resources such as databases and search platforms, most of which are accessible through the Genealogy SA website. The website was launched in 2012 with a members’ only section being added in 2014.
Membership to the Society costs $75 for an Australian resident. Members have access to the Society’s library without payment and may borrow material from the library for a fortnight. They also receive a copy of the quarterly journal “The South Australian Genealogist” and a discount on certain publications and seminars conducted by the Society.
The library is at 201 Unley Road, Unley.
Come share the love with like-minded book romantics at Bibliotheca, a fabulous new bar & book exchange in the West End.
ALIA & SALIN are getting together on Thursday 12 February to celebrate Library Lovers Day.
All library lovers welcome.
Bring a book if you would like to swap a book with a fellow book-lover.
When: Thursday 12th February, from 5.30pm
Where: at Bibliotheca bar & book exchange
Location: 27 Gresham Street, Adelaide
Any questions please contact Pixie.Stardust@unisa.edu.au