|Anna Rubinowski at Clayton campus|
The Ada Booth Collection was established in 2011 as a result of the Library receiving a large benefaction from the will of the late Ada Phyllis Booth (1921-2008), physicist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne. The main subject areas covered by the collection are Russian, Ukrainian and other literatures, Slavic linguistics as well as Translation Studies topics in Slavic languages. Other strengths of the collection include histories of Russia and Eastern Europe, politics and art. The collection's ongoing electronic and physical development is funded through the benefaction. The Library has for example been able to purchase several electronic databases pertaining to Russian and Ukrainian Studies.
Anna Rubinowski is fluent in many languages: Slavic, including Cyrillic script, English, and German and has an understanding of other languages. She will be working closely with Library’s Research and Learning team to develop information research skills programs to inspire the use of the Ada Booth Collection and other resources within the Faculty of Arts and to develop and promote the collection to other potential researchers.
Anna Rubinowski can be contacted at the Matheson Library.