About us

Objective

We aim to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to the FedUni community. In doing so we recognise the importance of our clients - staff and students of the University are central to all that we do. We endeavour to deliver services that recognise the diversity and needs of all client groups; we strive to be both responsive and innovative in our service delivery and to be a vital contributor supporting the University's mission to offer high quality learning and research opportunities.

Retention

The Library is committed to supporting students to stay in their programs of study by providing targeted and mobile services. We will make it easier for you to reach us when you need to and encourage independence through self-service functions. We are proud that while we provide increasing self-service options that you still appreciate friendly face to face service and value our staff.
The Library actively seeks your feedback and we will work hard to take on board what you have to say so that your experience with us is a positive one.
We continue to work with other university colleagues to bring together student support services in one place and to produce more innovative online and web based resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere by you when you need them.

Campus libraries

We offer an integrated library service across all campuses. Campus libraries are located at the Ballarat, Gippsland and Wimmera campuses.

Library Services teams

Director, Library Services

Director, Library Services

Leeanne PitmanDirector
Leeanne Pitman
Email: l.pitman@federation.edu.au
Phone: 5327 9851

Level 1, Building L (Library)
Mt Helen Campus
University Drive
Mt Helen, Victoria

Client Services

Marion SlawsonTeam Leader
  • Level 1, Building 1E (Library)
    Gippsland Campus
    Churchill, Victoria

The Client Services Team is responsible for the delivery of Lending and Enquiry Services at all four FedUni libraries, as well as the management of facilities and spaces at those libraries.

This team also is responsible for the provision of programs and resources to support and develop lifelong learning skills through independent research, information skills and knowledge to our students through their Liaison Services. A strong focus for this team is in supporting academic and research staff through the delivery of mobile liaison services to each of our Faculties.

Lending and Enquiry Services

Sue McPhan, Team Leader, Research Education and Liaison TeamTeam Leader
  • Level 0, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen Campus
    University Drive
    Mt Helen, Victoria

Lending and Enquiry services is responsible for the core functions related to the circulation of library items across our campuses as well as those lending activities with partner and reciprocal arrangements.

This team is also responsible for the Library Enquiry Service, responding to tier one queries via phone, email, LibChat and LibAnswers.
In 2016 this team will trial a roving service enabling students to be assisted at point-of-need when they are on campus at the library.

Research, Learning and Liaison Team

Marion SlawsonTeam Leader
  • Marion Slawson
    Email: marion.slawson@federation.edu.au
    Phone: 5122 6124
  • Level 1, Building 1E (Library)
    Gippsland Campus
    Churchill, Victoria

The Research, Learning & Liaison Team members support the learning and teaching and research activities of the university. Liaison and Information Librarians proactively provide resources and services to support:

  • academic skills development for undergraduates, particularly in the areas of information and digital literacy
  • the use of library resources in digital learning and teaching practice, in line with the BOLD Standards Framework
  • research skills development for researchers and Higher Degree by Research students, particularly the use of EndNote and the development of sophisticated search and information management skills

The Research, Learning and Liaison Team members are:

Team member Areas of responsibility
Clare Duffy

Cheryl Claridge

Xandria Hughes
Clare Duffy
(Ballarat)


Cheryl Claridge
(Ballarat)


Xandria Hughes
(Gippsland)
Federation Business School

Faculty of Science and Technology

FedUni TAFE                                                                              

Associated research centres
Myles Strous

Marian Chivers
Myles Strous
(Gippsland)


Marian Chivers 
(Ballarat)
Faculty of Health

Associated research centres
Peggy Hsu

Cheryl Claridge

Debbie Leatham
Peggy Hsu
(Ballarat)


Cheryl Claridge
(Ballarat)


Debbie Leatham
(Gippsland)
Faculty of Education and Arts

Federation College

Associated research centres

Collections and Access

Carmel Grant - A/g University LibrarianTeam Leader
  • Level 1, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen Campus
    University Drive
    Mt Helen, Victoria

The Collections and Access team is responsible for the selection, acquisition, processing, cataloguing and classification of Library materials, both in print and electronic format, the provision of Document Delivery Services and electronic access services and eResources

Planning and Engagement

Nancy Lange, Manager, Projects, Partnerships and PlanningManager
  • Level 1, Building L (Library)
    Mt Helen Campus
    University Drive
    Mt Helen, Victoria

The Manager, Planning and Engagement ensures that library services are delivered in a sustainable, equitable and cost-effective manner across our external teaching and learning partnerships working through internal university working groups and external partners.

Promotion of the library and its services is key to this role through the management of the website and social media channels. The position works to ensure that the library's planning cycle is built around users' needs through feedback and engagement with the wider university community.

Research and Strategic Projects

Manager
  • Building 1E (Library)
    Gippsland Campus
    Northways Road
    Churchill, Victoria

The Manager, Research and Strategic projects is responsible for the identification and development of a range of collaborations to ensure the library plays a central role in the University's achievement of quality and quantum research.

Plans and reports