Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the social isolation measures in force in all Australian states and territories and New Zealand, the ANZSI Accreditation scheme for members is temporarily suspended. In circumstances where essential journeys outside the home are to be limited to work, medical appointments, or food and pharmacy shopping, ANZSI Council does not consider the handling, distribution and re-distribution of publications for assessment to be essential activity. The Accreditation scheme will restart at an appropriate time later this year, and all members will be notified via email and/or the Newsletter. ANZSI members who wish to know more about the scheme in order to apply at a later date should consult the Accreditation page.
ANZSI Council is pleased to invite nominations for the John Simkin Medal 2020. The 2020 Medal may be awarded to an indexer for an outstanding index to a book or periodical published in or since 2017. The index must have been compiled in Australia or New Zealand. Details are available here. Nominations close on 30 June 2020.
At the Annual General Meeting on 24 October Madeleine Davis was elected unopposed as President of ANZSI for 2017-18. Terri Mackenzie continues as Vice-President, and Sherrey Quinn as Secretary. Council members are Shirley Campbell, Elisabeth Thomas, Denene Cavanagh, Juliet Richters, and Michael Wyatt.