12 May 2021
To celebrate Library and Information Week our Perth campus' Diploma of Events Management students have organised a series of events from 17- 21 May to celebrate all things library.
The week celebrates the work that library and information workers do all around Australia including across our nine campus libraries.
This year’s theme is "Adventures in Space and Time", highlighting how libraries can connect with people and take them on a journey, whether it's in search of specific information, serendipitous browsing through vast collections, or coming together with others to learn something new.
Our students have helped organise five events at our Perth campus Library including a Careers Day, a Technician Day, and National Simultaneous Storytime event with the Perth Observatory, a Fundraising Day with a Headspace guest speaker and an Australian Library and Information Association Day.
Events Lecturer Suzanne Teasdale said the students had done a tremendous job assisting in the organisation of the five events and encouraged staff and students to attend.
“It has been a great learning experience for our students and something they are eager for everyone to enjoy,” she said. “A big thank you to our library for allowing our students to help them celebrate the week.”
A full list of the events on offer can found below.
Applications for our Diploma of Event Management are now open for Semester 2.
Library Week Events
All events are held at our Perth campus Library.
Monday 17 May 2021, 10am-12pm
Students are able to learn as well as discover more knowledge about different careers from different industries.
Library Tech Day
Tuesday 18 May 2021, 10am-1pm
Show your appreciation for library staff members with a morning tea provided. Individuals will assist library staff and allow them to have a break from their work.
National Simultaneous Storytime
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 9am-1pm
Featuring a Live Stream "Give Me Space" from the International Space Station, Pert Observatory Galaxy Portal and guest speakers at 10:30am, 11:15am and 12:15am.
Thursday 20 May 2021, 10am-1pm
The fundraiser will be raising money for youth living with mental health issues. The event will feature guest speakers talking about mental health along with the impacts peoples mental health can have on those around them. There will also be raffles and a morning tea.
Australian Library and Information Association Day
Friday 21 May, 10am-2:30pm
The advocacy event from the Australian Library and Information Association will raise awareness towards problems in policy changes and association business.