PSA NSW Library reprieve

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Good news from the Public Service Association (PSA) of NSW - the library at PSA House now looks like it has a great future.

Last week, the Australia Library and Information Association (ALIA) heard that despite strong representations from Public Service Association (PSA) NSW Members and ALIA earlier in the year, the former General Secretary had planned to  break up the PSA NSW library.

ALIA had already expressed its deep concern about the proposed changes, noting that the information service for industrial relations and research staff and members of the PSA NSW association was well used and highly valued, and that the library included unique materials that should be preserved as a single cohesive collection. 

ALIA encouraged ALIA Members and FAIR supporters to attend a protest rally outside PSA House on Monday 17 October organised by senior PSA Members.

On Tuesday 18 October, PSA NSW held its election and a new General Secretary was appointed. We understand that the new incumbent originally trained as a librarian and has committed to support the library, its services and collection.