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Georgina Binns

Liaison Librarian (p-t) vacancy - University of Melbourne Library, Faculty of VCA and MCM

The University of Melbourne Library is seeking a Liaison Librarian to support the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

The role is a part-time Liaison Librarian (0.5FTE) fixed term (to 22 Dec 2017), job share arrangement. The role focuses on building relationships with and providing liaison services to staff, students and researchers in the University's Faculty of VCA and MCM. The position is based at Southbank campus but staff are expected to work on multiple campuses, as the Faculty is based at Southbank and Parkville. The position is a job share arrangement.

Applications close 29 November. For further information and position description:

Enquiries to Georgina Binns This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 03 9035 9050





IFLA 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, will be a rich one for art librarians.   Not only will we be sponsoring events during the main conference but we shall also have a satellite conference to be held in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Details of the satellite conference and the call for papers for the satellite conference are now available on the IFLA web-site at:

The topics will, I believe, appeal to many ARLIS/ANZ members and offer an opportunity to meet many international colleagues.

J. Margaret Shaw

Corresponding Member

IFLA Art Libraries Section

Voluntary Librarian

National Portrait Gallery of Australia


NSW Chapter End of Year Get Together

Wednesday 16 December 2015 @ AGNSW

NSW Chapter End of Year Get Together


The Arlis/ANZ NSW chapter invites current financial members to a tour of the Art Gallery of NSW’s  exhibition The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

This  will be followed by a small end of year celebration – a picnic in the nearby Domain. Please meet at the AGNSW Research library Wednesday 16 December at 3pm. If you wish to join us for the picnic bring along some finger food to share- we will supply the beverages.

If you are not already a member of ARLIS/ANZ you may join prior to the day by going to this address:

Please RSVP to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Friday 11 December.

The Greats

masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

Botticelli ● Leonardo ● Cézanne ● El Greco ● Gauguin ● Monet ● Poussin ● Raphael ● Rubens ● Titian ● Turner ● Vermeer

The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland is an extraordinary and richly presented showcase of some the world’s most revered old master paintings and drawings by many of the greatest names in European art.

Comprising over 70 outstanding works, all but two will be seen in Australia for the first time, including Botticelli’s exceptional The Virgin adoring the sleeping Christ child. Drawn from the prestigious collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, the exhibition spans a period of more than 400 years from the Renaissance to Impressionism.

Presented exclusively in Australia by the Art Gallery of NSW as part of theSydney International Art Series, this is a rare opportunity to experience, contemplate and appreciate the grandeur of The Greats.


The National Art School Library (Darlinghurst, Sydney) is recruiting for a part time (0.6 FTE) Librarian. The position would commence in January 2016 on a one year fixed term basis.

The National Art School teaches a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Masters of Fine Arts. We have a student population of approx. 450. The role involves desk shifts, running the student exhibition space - Library Stairwell Gallery, programming & delivering the information literacy lunch time research sessions, individual reference & research with higher level students, and cataloguing and accessioning new books.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit the NAS website:

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 30 October.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Elizabeth Little, Library & Learning Centre Manager. Tel 02 9339 8704 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you have any agenda items for the ARLIS/ANZ Annual General Meeting please send them to me by Monday 9 November.
I will then distribute the agenda by email and also place it up on the website.
I propose that we conduct the AGM via email, with a deadline of Friday 11 December for submission of Chapter Annual reports, and discussion and/or voting on any issues raised on the agenda.

The 2014 minutes can be seen here:


Barbara Rendall

ARLIS/ANZ National Secretary

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A big thank you to a number of members for all your patience while we have endeavoured to sort out the problems with payments and unnecessary reminder notices. The National Executive have been working closely with the website provider in an effort to resolve these problems.

Hopefully they will not recur- but please let us know if there are any further payment issues you encounter.

ARLIS UK & Ireland Conference

Catherine Hammond (NZ Chapter)

I'll be attending the ARLIS UK & Ireland Conference in Cardiff, Wales this July supported by their International Delegate award. Would love to know if any other ANZ member is going? Will post a conference roundup on my return.


Vacancy: Archivist/Librarian for Indigenous archival collections

Archivist/Librarian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archival collections

Dear friends in Arlis/ANZ,

the Research Library and Archive of the Art Gallery of NSW is currently looking for an archivist/librarian to work with our Indigenous archival collections. This is a full-time position for three years. If you know anyone suitable please encourage them to apply. The position is currently being advertised on Jobs NSW

New National Executive

As you are all probably aware, New South Wales chapter has now taken over the National Executive of ARLIS/ANZ. We’d like to offer our thanks to the outgoing Victorians – Judy Nolan, George Leighfield, John Stevens - who have steered us ably through the past four years. The development of the new Arlis/ANZ website has been a major achievement of the past executive and associated working party consisting of John Stevens, Sonja Barfoed, Vicki Marsh, Tanya Wilson, George Leighfield and Judy Nolan. Thanks also to Vicki Marsh and Sonja Barfoed (from ACT chapter) who worked on social media development.

The new ARLIS Executive are:

Elizabeth Little, Chair (National Art School, Sydney); Barbara Rendall, Secretary (Sydney Institute, Design Centre Enmore); Steven Miller, Treasurer (Art Gallery of NSW) and Vivian Huang, Website Editor and Assistant Treasurer (Art Gallery of NSW).

We are looking forward to working together and hosting the next conference here in Sydney in November 2016 – dates to be confirmed! The main conference venue will be the Art Gallery of NSW.


Left to right:  Vivian Huang, Barbara Rendall , Steven Miller and Elizabeth Little. 



Hidden War

Online war exhibition drawn from the Art Gallery of NSW's archive

Hi all,

we have just launched an online exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. It is based entirely on letters/diaries/objects in our archive. Take a look:


Hopefully it will load correctly on your computer, as some computers have been experiencing a problem with it. Regards, Steven

Thanks to those who replied to the e-list to say they got the newsletter last week and a couple who said they didn't. 
I didn't think to ask for replies because I thought if I got the newsletter myself it would be working. However, it seems not so. I'm not sure why some didn't get it but if anyone of you who didn't get it that are using gmail have you checked the Promotions "tab" and the Social tab as opposed to the Primary tab? 
Also you may have used a different email address than the one on the Arlis/ANZ elist for your Arlis/ANZ website membership.
I wonder if some corporate email systems are blocking emails before they even get to the Spam folder?
Anyone not on the e-list who wants to join please contact John Stevens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
George Leighfield

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