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Yalbilinya Ngurang: Bathurst


Petrina Smith

Name: Petrina Smith 

Phone: 02 6338 6120

Campus: Bathurst

Visiting Wammarra on Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Hi, My name is Petrina and I work at Charles Sturt University's Bathurst campus as an Client Services Librarian.

I grew up in Tumbarumba which is part of the Snowy mountains NSW. I moved to Canberra after completing my HSC and studied at TAFE completing my Diploma of Children’s Services.  I then worked for the next 14 years as a team leader with 0-3 year old children. During this time I met my husband and had 2 boys.

After the birth of my own children, I felt I needed a change and once again went back to TAFE to complete the Diploma of Library Services. I volunteered one day a week at my local public library and did some relief work. I eventually became the branch librarian where I was able to combine my love of books and children’s programs working closely with my community. My family moved to Bathurst for work and education and I gained work at Charles Sturt University Library and have been here ever since. I have recently completed the Bachelor of Information Studies and understand the pressures of work/study/family balance. I enjoy helping others with their research and finding their resources.

Bathurst Campus

Bathurst campus learning commons

Bathurst Campus Library is situated at the centre of the campus in building 1412, fronting onto gorgeous lawns and large shady trees. The Campus has a focus on Exercise and Sports Science, Education, Business Studies, Journalism and Health Sciences and the Library is home to a wide range of resources to support these study areas.

The Learning Commons is a fantastic place to study at whatever time suits you. Wireless connectivity means you can bring your own laptop to use, or borrow one from the front desk. There is a wide range of computing, printing, and assistive technology resources available, as well as friendly library staff to point you in the right direction.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.