Cybersecurity session recording now available

Sunil Saale, Minter Ellison's Head of Cyber and Information Security, presented a lunch time seminar on cybersecurity on the 10th of August 2018 - a recording of that seminar is now available for ALLA members to access on the ALLA National website.

Spring Icebreaker and ALLA 2018 Conference brief

ALLA (WA) and our sponsor BarNet Jade invites you to the 2018 Spring Icebreaker.

During this event we will hear from a few attendees of the 2018 ALLA conference in Darwin.

Where: The George (London Room) -216 St Georges Terrace, Perth
When: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8.00 pm
Cost: $10 for members / $20 non-members.
Payment by cash or email David McDowell for bank
details to pay electronically by 5th September.
Cost includes 6 canapes per person. Drinks will be available for purchase but not included in cost.

Please RSVP by COB Thursday 6th September 2018 to David McDowell: 

Librarians & Dragons: a cross-library-sector transferable skills workshop

Where: Geographe room, State Library of Western Australia
When: 29th September 2018
Registrations from 10.30am, Workshop from 11am -12.30pm. To register please use the form here.
Cost: Gold coin donation. Places are limited!

Why: This workshop will help LIS professionals identify skills they already have and how they can transfer these skills to the job they aspire to have - in a fun way!

Librarians and Dragons uses gamification to promote professional development for librarians, and to encourage a different way of thinking about the skills that we can bring to the table to enter the industry or progress within it.
It brings together ideas and concepts from games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and escape rooms, to offer an alternative way of viewing our professional development.

The workshop will take participants on a quest through a library experience, using pre-developed characters, before tasking everyone to develop their own character profiles.

The profiles focus players on their abilities (transferable skills), legendary items (qualifications) and completed trials (experience). It encourages us to begin thinking about other ‘quests’ we, as members of the GLAMR community, can go on to ‘level up’ our careers.

The workshop will be presented by Maddy Medlycott AKA the Librarian and Michael Hawks AKA the Dragon! More info? Check out:

What to Bring: Just a positive mindset and your sense of fun! Easy!
Nibbles, tea & coffee provided

Gatehouse Legal Salary guide released - with no library professional information

Melbourne-based Legal recruitment firm Gatehouse Legal has released a its 2018-2019 Private Practice/Australia Salary Guide, with separate documents for private practice earnings and legal support professionals.

The Legal and Office support guide shows earnings ranges for legal receptionists, legal secretaries, paralegals, senior conveyancers, mailroom clerks, administration assistants, payroll officers, account managers, finance directors, etc. but does not include any information about pay rates for law librarians or other information professional categories.

The guides can be obtained from Gatehouse Legal's website.

First live-streamed trial in WA Supreme Court history

The Supreme Court of Western Australia will live stream a trial for the first time in the Court’s history commencing next Monday, 16 July 2018.

The Court will stream the civil trial arising from the bushfires at Mt Helena, Parkerville and Stoneville, Western Australia, that occurred in January 2014. 

Members of the public can log on to the Supreme Court of Western Australia website at to view the trial which starts at 10am. The trial is set down from 16 July – 31 August, and will be presided over by Justice Rene Le Miere. The link will be on the Court’s home page, under the ‘What’s New’ banner.

For more information, see the media statement

ALLA (WA) AGM 2018 - Invitation, Agenda and Proxies

ALLA (WA) members are invited to the ALLA (WA) Annual General Meeting on 4th July 2018 at The George commencing at 12.30pm.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Greta Dye and Thomson Reuters for sponsoring our AGM.
Unfortunately, we did not receive enough nominations to fill the office bearers positions of Vice President and Secretary.  If additional nominations are not received, in order to ensure that ALLA (WA) can form a committee of management several nominated committee members may volunteer to take on dual positions. 

This will be confirmed at the AGM.

The AGM will be followed by lunch and a presentation by Lucas Frederick, Senior Product Developer from Thomson Reuters.  Lucas has worked for Thomson Reuters for almost 15 years and has been involved in various aspects of legal publishing.  Lucas will present on Thomson Reuters international Sweet and Maxwell, Carswell and Brookers titles.

I look forward to seeing as many as possible of our members at the AGM and stay for lunch and Lucas Frederick’s presentation.  

Please RSVP your attendance to the 2017/2018 ALLA (WA) Secretary, Alice Hewitt, by 5pm Monday 2 July 2018.  If you have any dietary requirements please let Alice know with your RSVP by email:

If you cannot attend, please complete the proxy form and email it to 2017/2018 ALLA (WA) Secretary Alice Hewitt, by 5pm Monday 2 July 2018.

Please find attached the following documents:
·         2018 ALLA (WA) AGM Agenda
·         2018 ALLA (WA) AGM Proxy Form – to be completed by members who cannot attend the AGM

·         2017 ALLA (WA) AGM Minutes

Posted on Behalf of

Natalie McDonaldALLA (WA) President, 2017-2018