Thanks to everyone who made our Totally Rad! 1990s Quiz such a great event. On a stormy Friday night, we had 100 people fill the Walkerville Town Hall, and because of their generosity we will be donating $700 to the Welcome Centre.

Congratulations to all of our prize winners:

  • Best dressed table: Smells like quiz spirit
  • Best dressed individual: Hannah Foster as Hermione Granger
  • 3rd place (by the narrowest of margins!): Taking care of business
  • 2nd place: Table 5
  • 1st place: Smells like quiz spirit

Their fabulous prizes were provided by our sponsors: Dymocks, Wakefield Press, Emerald, B.-d. Farm Paris Creek, Howard Vineyard, #Meow Cat Cafe, Monastery Coffee, and Flowers Everywhere.


Back in May over 200 library peeps, history buffs and friends gathered to battle it out at the annual SALIN/ALIA SA quiz night. The quiz was held as part of About Time (the SA History Festival) and promised to test teams on their knowledge of the History of Everything.

Thank you to everyone who attended – you helped us to raise $2750 for the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. Special thanks to David Perrin, the CEO of the ALF, who joined us to share stories of the great work the ALF does.

Thanks also to our wonderful quiz master Melanie Oppenheimer and to all the companies who generously donated prizes:

For more photos, check out our Flickr group. We look forward to seeing you all again at next year’s quiz.

Upcoming Event: A Day in the Life

Curious to know what it’s like to work as a librarian in a non traditional role? Interesting in learning more about the day-to-day experience of archivists, researchers, information managers, authors and special collections librarians?

Mark your calendars and send in your RSVPs. SALIN is pleased to present (for free!):

A Day in the Life

With guest speakers

Heather Carine, of Carine Research

Sara King, of the National Archives

Katie Hannan, of Connecting Up Australia


Gillian Dooley, of Flinders University

Get in quick!

RSVPs: To louise.gillis@flinders.edu.au by close of business, Friday, 6 May 2011. Please include your contact phone number with your RSVP.

When: 6.00 pm, Wednesday, 11 May, 2011.

Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, South Australia