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Newsletter (December 1974)

Contents: Medical Library Directory distributed at meeting; more planning for LAA Conference workshop; Consultative Panel for assisting with library services to smaller country hospitals; Jacqueline Baillie prepared a proposal for the regional organization of country hospital libraries in Victoria; Carmel Maguire and Eugenia Lovelace spoke on investigating medical information needs and usage (research grant from the National Library of Australia); tour of Monash Biomedical Library.
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter (August 1974)

Contents: appreciation by Verna Dunn's family; obituary notice by Judith Quilter for the Australian Library Journal; letters of regret about the downgrading of the RACS library position acknowledged; part-time librarian appointed; Directory sheets distributed and requested to be typed rather than handwritten and returned to Marion Rock; Medical Libraries in Australia - notes compiled for Leslie Symes - mostly the work of Jacqueline Baillie and with assistance from Amy Bush, Marion Rock and Val Strantzen; Victoria and NSW have elected representatives for the proposed National Council of Medi

Newsletter (May 1974)

Contents: MLG represented at the funeral of Verna Dunn, Librarian, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Medical Library Directory sheets - aim for efficient standardization of each Library's information; Book List Committee (Marion Rock, Enid Meldrum, Amy Bush, Val Strantzen) created a Basic List for members at the meeting to add, delete, correct, comment and return to the Committee; unanimous decision to establish a National Organization of Medical Librarians' Groups with Amy Bush representing Victoria; report of 2nd Medical Libraries Seminar, Wellington Hospital, New Zealand, on 22nd F

Newsletter (March 1974)

Contents: Co-convenors: Val Strantzen and Marion Rock; delay in printing the Medical Library Directory; list of journals recommended for the small medical library completed and available; book list proposed for next project; Consultative panel for small hospital libraries met at Austin: Anne Harrison, Jacqueline Baillie, Enid Meldrum, Marion Rock, Val Strantzen; guidelines prepared by Jacqueline Baillie are available "Notes on Plan of Instruction for Untrained Persons in Charge of Hospital Libraries"; submission to Commission of Enquiry into Hospital and Health Services in Victoria (by Anne

Newsletter (November 1973)

Contents: list of suggested books and journals for a small medical library almost completed; potential project to write a manual of medical libraries in small hospitals; Wimmera and Moe Hospitals each request library advice; Geelong Hospital to be linked with Monash University; hospital librarian wages now aligned with radiographers and physiotherapists; STISEC report comments and submission to AACOBS Committee; Val Strantzen and Marion Rock to be the next Co-convenors; talk by Anne Harrison on meeting of medical librarians in Perth; role of National Library in medicine; talk by Jacqueline

Newsletter (August 1973)

Contents: quotes for Medical Libraries' Directory; request to update draft list of recommended journals for small libraries; comments on the standards of medical journals; wages case of the Association of Hospital and Health Services Librarians; talk by L. Walsh on the regional organization of hospitals and hospital services in Victoria - commenced 1954, rearranged 1970, suggested ways for country library services.
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter (July 1973)

Contents: report of unproductive meeting with Hospital and Charities Commission that, until we could prove there was a need for librarians in country hospitals, we could not expect much sympathy from the boards of management; more discussion about an advisory committee for country hospitals; loose-leaf format proposed for medical library directory; $2 subscription due.
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter (March 1973)

Contents: suggestion to form an honorary advisory panel to help librarians to establish new medical libraries; potential for a scholarship for training in medical librarianship; talk by Fay Baker on her trip to the Philippines as Medical Library Consultant with the World Health Organization.
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter (December 1972)

Contents: suggestions of topics for future meetings include structure of postgraduate specialists courses, regional organization of hospitals and plans for hospital libraries, establishing a new hospital library, services of an expert advisory committee; talk by Paul Hodgson on the Australian MEDLARS Service includes history of the establishment, future plans, capacity of the service, current awareness service, requirements for using MEDLARS over a manual search.
Original document held in ALIA House, Canberra.

Newsletter (December 1971)

Contents: 1st Newsletter, early December, not dated; does not contain Minutes; report of university medical librarians' resolution to form a national group with state branches; National Co-convenors of Australian Medical Librarians Group: Jacquelline Baillie, Anne Harrison; Victorian Co-convenors: Fay Baker, Enid Meldrum; subscription $1.00 to 30th June 1972; meetings to be held quarterly; future topics to be on interlibrary loans, cataloguing, subscription agencies; future projects to compile list of member libraries, lists of basic reference books and journals, airmail subscriptions.


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