Raising information awareness

July 11 / 64

Kathryn Dan, General Manager, University Records and Policy presents David Grayden from Engineering and Rachel Gilleard from Business and Economics with their Kindles
Kathryn Dan, General Manager, University Records and Policy presents David Grayden from Engineering and Rachel Gilleard from Business and Economics with their Kindles

The University Library, the Policy and Records Unit and the Sustainability Unit joined forces to host an online information awareness quiz to celebrate national Information Awareness Month.

The quiz, which ran for two weeks, was designed to get participants thinking about information, its management, handling and importance to the University and its staff.


More than 500 staff completed the quiz, which included questions covering email management, record keeping, document sharing and where to get advice.

Library Director of Information Management Donna Mcrostie said she was delighted with the high number of staff who participated. 

“It’s great to see so many busy staff from all areas of the University taking the time to stop and think about how they capture, find, store and control information,” she said. 

“We are bombarded with information every day, and how we deal with it as professionals and academics affects our ability to do our jobs efficiently and well.

“Working smarter with information will benefit us all in the long-term.”  

Diane Jones from the Faculty of Architecture won an iPad 2, and Kindle e-book readers were awarded to David Grayden (Engineering) and Rachel Gilleard (Business and Economics). 

Participants with perfect scores were awarded keep cups.

The information management advisory service is available to all staff.  Imas.unimelb.edu.au

 

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