Celebrate Library and Information Week with us

Event 5 July 2023

The City is celebrating Library and Information Week with two free talks to help you unlock the secrets of accessing trustworthy and reliable information in today's information age.

Exploring the theme of  “Where’s the Source?”, Debra Smith, Learning and Teaching Librarian at Murdoch University; and Caan Perry an experienced Librarian from the Student Learning Team at the University of Western Australia will delve deep into the world of information.

Learn how to identify reliable and rigorously researched information with confidence, and how to find legitimate and credible sources, and how to use AI in your research.

Library and Information Week is the week where we celebrate the work that library and information workers do all around Australia.

Every year, libraries and information services throughout Australia showcase their resources and services to their communities, through programs and events. Whether it's a library in your school, community, university, hospitals, cultural or law institutions, this week is an opportunity to learn more about what they do and the important roles they play in our local community, work and personal lives.

This week was first celebrated in 1968 as Australian Library Week, organised by the Australian Library Promotion Council. After the Council folded in the late 1980s, the Australian Library and Information association took responsibility for the week, and it was eventually changed to Library and Information Week in 2000, to reflect and build awareness of the broader range of the library and information services sector, and promote all types of library and information services in Australia.

Do your research

Debra Smith, Learning and Teaching Librarian, Murdoch University6.30-8pm, Tuesday 1 August
South Perth Library 

Debra Smith, Learning and Teaching Librarian and Murdoch University, assists students, academics and researchers, conducts referencing and researching workshops, and creates ‘How To…’ videos on popular research topics. She has been a University Law & Criminology Librarian, a Research Librarian with the Australian Taxation Office, and the Town Librarian at Claremont Public Library.

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Is it CRAAP?  

Canaan Perry, Librarian Student Learning University of Western Australia.
6.30-8pm, Wednesday 2 August
Manning Library 

Canaan is an experienced Librarian from the Student Learning Team at the University of Western Australia. As part of the reference team at the UWA Library, Canaan provides learning support services to students, teaching them a range of critical information literacy and research skills to help them succeed throughout their studies

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