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Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report

Details:

Title

Alice Springs Town Council 2003/2004 Annual Report

Other title

Annual report 2003/2004; Alice Springs Town Council annual report

Creator

Alice Springs Town Council

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Annual Report

Date

2005

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Alice Springs (N.T.). Council -- Periodicals; Local government -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Alice Springs Town Council

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

Annual Report

Volume

2004-2005

File type

application/pdf

Copyright owner

Alice Springs Town Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/253407

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/538275

Page content

Alice Springs Town Council 2004/2005 Annual Report Page 17 Library The Alice Springs Public Library saw an increase in its patrons/borrowers from 9,434 in 2003/04 to 10,602 in 2004/05. Library circulation figures for 2003/04 were 123,488 and went up to 124,072 in 2004/05. Library staff worked hard to meet the needs of the community and developed a range of programs for patrons and visitors throughout the year. Indigenous Services Officer Natalee Norsworthy commenced in the Indigenous Services Officer position in April 2005. Since her appointment Natalies main projects have been the introduction of art classes for Indigenous patrons. On average 4-5 people, mainly women attend and paint from 10-1pm every Monday. The library will be displaying their works, with a view to selling them later in the year. Natalee also works with Sadadeen Primary School, and the Pathways class, who visit twice a week and do craft and/or have a story read to them. The main project for the next financial year is developing a bilingual storytime session, once a month, for black and white children. Computer Facilities The library continues to offer a range of computer applications to patrons. Utilisation of the equipment is very high amongst patrons with many people exploring the new opportunities for recreation, obtaining information and communicating. New Electronic Resources In January 2005 the Alice Springs Public Library officially launched an upgrade of the Alice Springs Collections electronic resources. The new resources consist of: Centralian Advocate issues dating from 1947-1990 available on public computers and microfilm Alice Springs Collection website links page for those researching local history & culture Childrens Activities Homework Help program on Friday 8 October 2004, the Library officially launched its new free Homework Help program. The program caters for school aged children and runs Monday, Tuesday & Thursday after school until 6pm and Wednesday and Friday after school until 5pm. The Librarys Homework Help Tutor, assists children to use the Library catalogue, the collection of reference, periodicals and the internet for research. Library School Holiday Program In January 2005 the library ran 10 fully booked school holiday programs with activities such as juggling, hula hooping, mask making and wool crafts. 132 children attended the holiday activities. Publicity and Promotions Library Information Week In May 2005 library staff participated in the ABC radio Stump the Librarian challenge. Listeners called into the station to ask a librarian the most difficult questions they could think of and the library team had 24 hours to come up with the answer. The library staff did very well with 11 correct answers out of 12. Outback Out-takes - Historical Visions of Central Australia During Heritage Week in April, the library hosted a special film event in conjunction with the Strehlow Research Centre. Featuring historic silent movie footage it provided a rare glimpse of life in Central Australia during the 1930s & 50s. The event was attended by more than 100 people. Co m m un it y Come in and meet your friendly library staff


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