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Emalus Campus Library

PMB  072  Port  Vila,  Vanuatu.   Ph: (678) 22748 ;   Fax (678) 22633 ; www.vanuatu.usp.ac.fj/homepage.htm

 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

 

We are proud to introduce you to our Library, which is located on a hill, among lush tropical greenery, overlooking a lagoon and away from all mayhem of polluted city life … sounds like being lost on a paradise isle  (please don't mention cyclones and earthquakes), and that is true!, but of course you can find us online.  Find out more about our library . . .

Overview

The Emalus Campus Library is part of the USP Emalus Campus located in Port Vila, Vanuatu. It is the focus of all academic activities on this campus. It operates to serve students and staff of the Law School, the Pacific Languages Unit, the Early Childhood Education Unit and the Vanuatu Distance and Flexible Learning Centre. It also supplies information to the general public of Port Vila, especially those in the legal profession and judiciary.

Basically, anyone can use the Library, but there are 3 major groups of borrowers.

  • Students: Students automatically become members once they sign in for courses and obtain an ID card which they must use at all times to borrow library materials.  Students library membership is confirmed during the registration and enrolment process at the beginning of each semester.  Students must present their library cards at the library issues desk in order to borrow books from the library.
  • Staff: USP staff are automatically members of the Library.  Once a new staff member arrives on campus they need to see the Campus Librarian, Margaret Austrai-Kailo in the library so that she can set up a library user account for them.  The library staff will keep a record of the staff members library user details at the library issues desk.  Staff are not required to show their library card when borrowing.
  • Others: Any resident of Port Vila or institution can become a member by applying to join. An annual fee of 3000 VATU is charged for individuals and 12,500 VATU for institutions. A passport size photo is also required. An ID card will be issued and must be used at all times when borrowing materials.

Documents can be supplied to overseas persons interested in our Pacific legal materials as well as our general Vanuatu materials through our Ordering Documents service.
 

 

see also DFL power point presentation


Opening hours
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We are open during these times:
DURING SEMESTER
Monday to Thursday 8.00 am –- 9.00 pm
Friday 8.00 am –- 4:30 pm
Weekends 2.00 pm –- 6.00 pm

DURING VACATION
Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 11.30 am; 1.30 pm -- 5.00 pm

Weekend CLOSED

The library is closed on Public Holidays

Services

The Library provides a number of services for its users. These include:

  • Lending service – both law and general materials.  Students are able to borrow 5 books at at a time and the loan period is one week.  Staff are able to borrow 10 books at a time.  The lending period for staff is 4 weeks.
  • Photocopy service – photocopying service is available.  All staff and students will need to establish a photocopy account and obtain a PIN number from the library in order to operate the library photocopiers.  Students need to make a payment for copying at the bursary for copying (any amount between 1000-5000 vatu) and bring the receipt to the library issues desk.  The library will create a copy account with copy credits to the value of your payment (10 vatu = 1 copy) and give you a unique PIN number to be used on the copy machines.  When the account is empty, simply pay more money at the bursary and bring your receipt to the library and we will add more credits to your account.  Staff can create an account directly at the library and we will invoice your dept. directly.  DFL tutors and staff will need authorisation from the Director of DFL as to how much photocopy credit can be approved.
  • Reference service – our staff are available to assist with users reference queries.  We also have an online virtual reference service available via the library website for students who are not on campus.  This is is called "ask the library" and is available from the library website.
  • Reserve collections – Recommended readings and Vanuatu Collection
  • Interlibrary loan services – forms are available at the Issues desk.  There is no charge for interloans from the main campus library at Laucala.  The charge for interloans from overseas libraries is 1000 vatu per request.  Academic staff need to get their request approved by their Head of Dept or Chair of the Research Committee before the loan interloan application is given to the library.
  • User education - including regular library tours for new students and tuition in research skills
  • Internet
  • The Emalus library staff also maintain an Internet Links Page for Vanuatu Secondary Schools
     
  • The Emalus library also hosts and maintains  the website for the Vanuatu Library Association
  • Theses requirements and USP [Laucala] library bindery service

Services for staff

The library offers a number of services to assist staff in the delivery of their courses and the conduct of research as follows:

  • Orientation - Please see Margaret Austrai-Kailo (Distance and Flexible Learning Centre staff) or Di Thompson (Law PLU and ECE staff) to arrange a tour of the library  and explanation of services and facilities available.
  • Reserve Collection - To place selected library materials on Reserve, staff should fill out the blue Reserve cards available at the issues desk and give these to Sylvie Tapasei, who administers the Reserve Collection
  • Book Recommendations - Staff can fill out the pink Book Recommendation cards available from the issues desk and give to either Margaret Austrai-Kailo or Di Thompson.  We will do our best to purchase the materials that you recommend.
  • Inter Library Loans - To request an interlibrary loan please fill out the Interloan request forms available from the issues desk and give to Margaret Austrai-Kailo.  You will first need your interloan request to be authorised by your Head of Dept so that the charge for the interloan will be picked up by your Dept.  *There are no charges for interloan from the USP library Laucala Campus library.
  • Research Training - The library staff are happy to assist in planning and delivery of research tutorials to groups of students.   Please liaise with Margaret Austrai-Kailo for Extension courses and Di Thompson for law, PLU and ECE courses.
  • Library catalogue access from your own PC - All new staff should note that the library catalogue is fully accessible from the library website.  Library database resources can also be accessed remotely from your home. 
  • Online access to subscription materials - Staff and students should note that no passwords are required to access any of the online materials available from the Emalus Library website.  Access is automatic from any of the USP Campuses.  If you wish to access from home or office you will be prompted to enter your staff or student ID and password.
     
  • Photocopy service All staff  will need to establish a photocopy account and obtain a PIN number from the library in order to operate the library photocopiers.   The library will create a copy account with copy credits to the value of your payment (10 vatu = 1 copy) and give you a unique PIN number to be used on the copy machines.  When the account is empty,  we will add more credits to your account.  Staff can create an account directly at the library and we will invoice your dept. directly.  DFL tutors and staff will need authorisation from the Director of DFL as to how much photocopy credit can be approved.
  • Library catalogue access from your own PC - All new staff should note that the library catalogue is fully accessable from the library website.  Library database resources can also be accessed remotely from your home. 
  • Online access to subscription materials - Staff and students should note that no passwords are required to access any of the online materials available from the Emalus Library website.  Access is automatic from any of the USP Campuses.  If you wish to access from home or office you will be prompted to enter your staff or student ID and password.

 

       

 

Library Staff

The Library staff at the Emalus Campus Library originate from around the Pacific and our smiles reflect Pacific friendliness but our team also does its best to be effective and reliable in the fast changing world of information dissemination. Meet the staff members in the Staff album:

 

 

Left to right: Sylvie, George, Margaret, Di and Linda.

 

Margaret Austrai-Kailo (Campus Librarian) originates from Manus island from neighboring Papua New Guinea. She joined the Emalus Campus Library in 1990 when the Campus was still an extension centre.

Margaret’s qualifications include Cert. in Librarianship (USP), Dip. in Secondary Teaching (UPNG), BA in Lib. and Info. Studies, (UPNG) and PostGradDip. in Lib. and Info. Management (Canberra).

Margaret can be contacted at austraikailo_m@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

 

 

Di Thompson (Law Librarian) joined the library in March 2007 after working as Library Manager at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia for 19 years.

Di can be contacted at Thompson_d@Vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

 

Sylvie Tapasei (Library assistant) originates from Futuna but grew on Tanna, one of the most interesting islands of Vanuatu. Tanna Island is famous for the John Frum Movement, the Yasur volcano and the Toka Dance.

Sylvie did her ESEU, the equivalent to Foundation at the USP Centre in 1992. After 2 years at the Universitaire du Pacifique Sud, in New Caledonia, she returned and joined the library team in 1995. She is currently doing the Diploma in Library and Information Studies via USP extension.

 

Sylvie can be contacted at Tapasei_s@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

George Wilbur (Library assistant) comes from Ambae, an island in Vanuatu that boasts three lakes and, some say, pretty girls.

George completed his Year Ten leaving certificate in 1990 at Navutiriki Junior Secondary School, West of Ambae.

. He did his Foundation Year at the Emalus Campus and joined the Library in 1998. He is currently enrolled in the USP Diploma in Librarianship.

George can be contacted at Wilbur_g@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

Linda Bakokoto (Library assistant) originates from Ifira Island, the tiny but beautiful island situated right behind the Iririki Island Resort in Port Harbour.

Linda completed Year 13 New Zealand Bursary at Matevulu College (Santo) in 1998 and joined the team in 1999. She is currently doing the Diploma in Library and Information Studies.

Linda can be contacted at Bakokoto_l@vanuatu.usp.ac.fj

 

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Last Updated on: Monday, 16 July 2007