Whether you are studying on campus or via distance, help is never far away. Library’s friendly staff are approachable both on campus and online.
Feel free to chat in real time to a Librarian using our Live Chat service or on the phone by calling your support team on 1800 808 369. Or you might like to send an email by completing our form (replies within one working day).
Get to know our team of Indigenous Support Librarians, but don’t forget that all Library staff are there to assist you.
CSU LIBRARY'S INDIGENOUS LIAISON STAFF
Name: Adele Miles
Phone: 02 6582 9380
Campus: Port Macquarie
Hi, I'm Adele and I work at the Port Macquarie Campus of CSU as an Information Librarian. I am so lucky having this job in such a beautiful part of New South Wales in a brand new library!
I grew up and went to university in Sydney but then met my husband whose entire family lives in Port Macquarie. I eventually succumbed to pressure and we moved up here where we raised our two kids and have never looked back! I love my early morning beach walks and the holiday feel of the town.
Most of my library experience has been working in a hospital library, so it has been great fun to be able to help students in such a wide range of subject areas over the past couple of years. Our campus is still quite small so I feel like I know most of the students at least by sight and I really love helping them to find a path through all the information out there.
Name: Ellen Quilty
Phone: 02 6933 2366
Campus: Wagga Wagga
Hi, I’m Ellen. I moved to Wagga from Perth at the start of 2016 to take up a position at CSU. It was a big move but I’m really enjoying the ‘tree change’ and regional lifestyle.
I’ve been working in libraries since I was 15. I started my career working at a large metropolitan library in Perth, shelving books on weekends and in the afternoons after school. While I was studying library and information management, I worked as a student librarian and helped run early childhood literacy programs including story time and rhyme time. This was great fun! After graduating from University, I worked at the State Library of Western Australia. I really liked helping clients discover the many treasures in the State heritage collection.
I’m a big believer in lifelong learning and enjoy helping students with their assignments. Feel free to drop in and see me at the Wagga library or to give me a call.
Name: Karen Klein
Phone: 02 6051 9877
Hi, I’m Karen. I grew up on a property in south-east Riverina region of New South Wales. My childhood was great and loved growing up with space around me. I would spend time helping with farm chores, driving tractor and motorbikes, tending to animals and always looked forward to our annual holiday, which was usually at the beach.
On finishing school, I moved to Sydney (a very daunting move) to complete my library studies. Once completed, I moved to Wagga Wagga where a worked as a cataloguer for the Riverina Regional Library, before I joined CSU Library. In 2000, transferred to the Albury-Wodonga Campus Library, when a position became vacant and have not left. Since then, I have married and have 2 beautiful boys and love the role I play in their lives.
I work in the Information Services team at Albury-Wodonga Campus Library. One of the things I love most about my job, is being able to help students and staff to be able to locate the information that they are after and make full use of the services available to them. Please feel free to drop in and see me or give me a call – I’m here to help you.
Name: Jane Norton
Phone: 02 6338 6567
Hi, I’m Jane. I grew up in Camden NSW, which at that time was a small rural town. I had a typical country childhood with lots of animals and outdoor time.
After graduating from the local high school I was lucky to be able to study my undergraduate close by at Wollongong University. I followed this up with postgraduate studies in Information Management and Systems through Monash University by distance education (via snail mail!). Once I had completed this study my husband and I moved to Sydney. For a time I worked as a library officer at Western Sydney University and then as a law librarian for the law firm Blake Dawson Waldron.
After deciding to start a family we moved to the Blue Mountains for a more community focused environment, and I worked for TAFE NSW. Recently we both decided we wanted to return to a rural environment and have recently moved with our 2 daughters and all the pets to Bathurst. I now work at the local campus of CSU.
I have a strong belief in the importance of life-long-learning, and as such have enrolled in a law degree by distance education. This gives me the invaluable experience of knowing hands on what it is like to tackle online study. I really enjoy working in adult learning environments, and feel so lucky to work in the CSU library.
Name: Bec Fabry
Phone: 02 6365 7592
Hi, I'm Bec. I was born and grew up in Orange and after moving around for a few years I'm now back in Orange working for the CSU Library. I work part time, when I'm not at work I have 4 young kids to look after. I've also been studying Library & Information Management through CSU for the last few years.
I'm an Information Librarian working at the CSU Orange Campus Library; I help students who have questions about how to use the Library & how to find information for their assignments. I have worked for the CSU Library, in lots of different roles for about 15 years. Before working for CSU Library I worked for a TAFE Library in Sydney.
Name: Terra Starbird
Phone: 6885 7359
Hi, I'm Terra. I grew-up in a city in the far North, known as Ottawa, the capital of Canada. I spent my childhood outdoors in all seasons; canoeing and bush walking in the short summer months and skiing, tobogganing, ice skating and building snow forts over the long winter. While I sometimes do miss the snow and people of my home country, I have made Australia my home. I live in a small town in the Central West with my husband and daughters.
I was the first person in my family to complete university, with my Journalism degree. I travelled to Australia for one year and fell in love with the land, the sun, the food and the people, so much so that I never left. That was fifteen years ago. I love living in the country and am proud to work for a university that provides a world-class education, with all the benefits of living in the countryside.
In Australia, I completed a double degree, Bachelor of General Studies and a Bachelor of Teaching by distance while I raised my children. Getting assignments done while sleep-deprived or stopping study to draw a picture of a cat was my daily reality. After completing my teaching qualification, I decided to return to university to complete an Education Masters in Teacher Librarianship.
A big part of my job is helping students find books or resources they need for assignments, explaining academic jargon and helping with referencing. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about how get what you need for your studies.