Library Connect, November 2022

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This month's Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and a request for your input to the library collection development policy.  Friends and volunteers are encouraged to respond.The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers and, as the COVID situation is always evolving, please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting.  Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible. If you’re not on site, Alex can be contacted by email, phone or Teams if you need assistance.

The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

Library Collection Development Policy
The library is currently updating its collection development policy and would like your input. Friends and volunteers are encouraged to respond as well as staff. The policy will be specifically for the ANBG Library collection but your suggestions of acquisitions for the DCCEEW Digital Library Service are most welcome too.

The policy guides the library's purchasing decisions so is important to make sure they continue to provide you with the resources you need to do your work within their budget.
• Which library resources do you particularly value?
• What would you like the library to purchase more (or less) of?
• Are there items you’ve searched for, but we didn’t hold and you had to source elsewhere, or subject areas you’d like us to focus on in more detail?

The policy does not replace requests or suggestions for individual items, so keep sending those through, but your thoughts on the collection overall would be very much appreciated. An online form to submit purchase suggestions is available via the library catalogue once you’re logged on, or just email the library.
It’s your collection!

New Books this Month

  • Eat more wild Tasmanian / Rees Campbell; with notes by John Gibson.
  • Tropical ecosystems in Australia : responses to a changing world / Dilwyn J. Griffiths.
  • Native orchids of South Australia : a field guide / June Niejalke, Robert Bates.
  • Australian symbols.
  • Leaving space for nature : the critical role of area-based conservation / Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton.
  • Spirit of the garden / Trisha Dixon.
  • Fire country : how Indigenous fire management could help save Australia / Victor Steffensen.
  • Native bees of the ACT and NSW South Coast : a spotter's guide / Peter Abbott.