CAUL Council 2022/2

Thursday, 15 September 2022 to Friday, 16 September 2022
CAUL Business

This will be the first in-person CAUL meeting in three years, with the last one being in Brisbane in September 2019, so we are looking forward to seeing as many Council Members as possible. This meeting is also open to all senior leaders (regardless of job title) who report to, and deputise for, the University Librarian or equivalent. With the advent of the new Deputy University Librarians Network in early 2022, the previous terminology of "plus one" has been dropped and the invitation to attend this meeting is extended to all members of the Deputy ULs Network (as registered on the associated email list). 

Update on 7 September 2022: 35 of  39 Australian CAUL Members are registered along with 4 of 8 CONZUL Members. 41 members of the Deputy University Librarians Network have registered.


Registration is now closed. 

Registration is free for Council Members and covers the meeting and catering on both days. A subsidised registration fee of $90 per person will apply to members of the Deputy ULs Network, covering the meeting and catering (lunches/teas) on both days.

Council Members unable to attend may nominate one of their deputies as a substitute (proxy delegate) to whom the free registraton will be applied.

The cost of any CAUL-organised social events are not included in the registration fee and are charged on a cost-recovery basis for both Council Members and Deputy UL Network members. Charges are $56 per person for Drinks & Canapes (Council Members and Deputy UL Network members) at Aerial UTS Function Centre and $135 per Council Member for the Council Dinner at Gavroche.

Payment for registration and social events can be made online when registering, or an invoice can be requested at registration submission. Registrants may need to check their Junk Mail folder for the auto-generated email confirmation from


The final Program is now available.


For those new to CAUL (Council Members as well as members of the Deputy ULs Network) we recommend viewing this recording in advance of attending the Council meeting: Discovering more about CAUL

Library Tours

All tours are listed on the registration form. Those intending to participate in the tours should make their selections on the registration form.

Tour 1: University of Technology, Sydney: UTS Central

Time: 2:00-2:45pm Wednesday 14th September 2022/ 3:30-4:15pm Friday 16th September 2022
Address: UTS Central, 61 Broadway, Ultimo
Attractions: The Library includes a dramatic three-storey Reading Room, referencing traditional academic reading rooms while creating a highly transparent and contemporary space.  Break out areas, including winter gardens and shaded terraces expand the range of settings accessible from the library, encouraging outdoor use. The collection is managed through an LRS (Library Retrieval System) located under Alumni Green, connected with the library through the basement. The Library also manages a wide spectrum of contemporary learning spaces for social activities, group work and quiet individual study which are dispersed throughout the UTS Central building. 
Directions to the start of the tour: Meet in the foyer of UTS Tower (Building 1, Level 4, 15 Broadway)
Contact: This tour will be led by Sharlene Scobie (Manager, Client Services and Access) and Daniel Hamilton (Manager, User Experience). It includes Library managed spaces throughout UTS Central, UTS Reading Room, Blake Library and an option to visit the Library Retrieval System after the tour for those interested.

Tour 2: UNSW Art & Design Library-Paddington

Time: 3:00-3:45pm Wednesday 14th September
Address:  Corner of Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington NSW 2021
Attractions:  The UNSW Art & Design Library is a brand new shared space for Library and Student Hub services (opened in March 2022), featuring a range of collaborative, single study and bookable study room options for students, Library Collection shelving and High Use Collection room, laptop loans, exhibition and display options, shared kitchen and further basement storage for Library collection items. 
Directions to the start of the tour: Meet outside at the entrance to the library
Contact:  Jane Knowles, Associate Director, Research Collections & Exhibitions
Phone: 02 9065 8611 (transfers to mobile)

Tour 3: UNSW Law Library – Kensington

Time: 3:00-3:45pm Wednesday 14th September
Address: UNSW Law Library, Law Building (F8), University Mall, UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052– building located near to ANZAC Parade on the University Mall.
Attractions:  The UNSW Law Library is a two-level established library space that underwent a major refurbishment in 2018, providing students with a wide range of collaborative, single study, comfortable seating and bookable study room options, High use collection, laptop loans, Assistive Technology room, kitchen & dining area, and a permanent exhibition and display space.  The Law Library is open 24/7, with after hours access for UNSW students and staff.  The Law Library is currently piloting real-time desk occupancy displays to allow students to locate an ideal space to study.
Directions to the start of the tour:  Meet in foyer of the Law Building (F8) at the Law Library entrance
Contact: Megan Van Wyk, Manager, Library Spaces 

Tour 4: USyd Susan Wakil Health Building Library + Law Library upgrade

Time: 4:00-5:00pm Wednesday 14th September 
Address: Fisher Library F03, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Attractions: Join us on a tour of the recently refurbished section of the University of Sydney Freehills Law Library which saw the conversion of underutilised staff spaces into an informal student lounge area. The tour will then head to the brand new Susan Wakil Health Building Library, which includes our second technology makerspace, CreateSpace and, time permitting a quick tour of the Activity Based Working (ABW) staff levels to take in the gorgeous Sydney city skyline. 
Directions to the start of the tour:  Fisher Library foyer: Fisher Library can be easily accessed via bus (from Central Station) or train (via Redfern station, which is a 15 minute walk away) 
Contact: The tour will be led by Crystal Choi (Manager, New Service Models, Site Services). (Ph: 0410 538 055) 

Tour 5: Marrickville Library - Inner West Council

Time: 3:00-3:45pm Wednesday 14th September/ 4:00-4:45pm Wednesday 14th September/ 4:00-4:45pm Friday 16th September
Address: Patyegarang Place, 313 Marrickville Road (corner of Marrickville and Livingstone Road)
Attractions: The new Marrickville Library and Pavilion is now open and this stunning new library has to be seen. It has won a number of recent major architecture awards. The building integrates contemporary design and technology with the original, conserved heritage elements of the main hospital building. It is uncompromising with regards to sustainability, with recycled elements wherever possible and clever design features that reduce energy consumption.
Due to an increase in library shelving space over 20,000 new books will be added to the current collection taking the collection to 85,000 books. For the first time, there will be a robotic collection available to borrow.
The entire second floor is dedicated to Council’s historic art book collection that until now – due to space issues - has not been easily accessible to the public.



Travel, accommodation and associated costs are the responsibility of each attendee.
Veriu Broadway is 300m from the meeting venue and is located at 35 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007. Aerial UTS Function Centre guests receive 10% off the best available rate. 
Online:,  ''Add Code'' / Rate Access Code / ''AERIAL'' when booking online
Phone: 1300 964 821
Quote ''Aerial UTS Function Centre'' for special rates

Other Local Hotels

Vulcan Hotel is 240m from the meeting venue and is located at 500 Wattle St, Ultimo NSW 2007. Standard Queen Rooms are available from $215 per night (flexible rate).

Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park is 350m from the meeting venue and is located at 88 Broadway Hotel Entrance Via, 4 Central Park Ave, Chippendale NSW 2008. King Bed Guest Rooms are available from $264 per night (flexible rate).

The Old Clare Hotel is 350m from the meeting venue and is located at 1 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008. King Bed Guest Rooms are available from $271 per night (flexible rate).

Novotel Sydney Central is 650m from the meeting venue and is located at 169/179 Thomas St, Haymarket NSW 2000. Standard Rooms with a King Bed are available from $269 per night (flexible rate).

Veriu Central is 1.3km from the meeting venue and is located at 75 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2000. Aerial UTS Function Centre guests receive 10% off the best available rate. Add Code ''AERIAL'' when booking online, or phone 1300 964 821 email: and quote ''Aerial UTS Function Centre'' for special rates

Author Cicy Zheng
Last modified 16 September 2022