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Forum dates for 2013

Forums were held on the following dates in 2013:

CAVAL Reference Interest Group Forum

September 2013: E-learning Toolkit


Continuing on with the May Forum theme of e-learning, our speakers will discuss the underlying pedagogy of e-learning along with some of the learning objects that are being used in teaching and learning.

Date & Time: Friday 13 September 2013
1.00 for 1.25 p.m. start

Venue: AgriBio Building

Victoria Room B, located on the ground floor
La Trobe University
5 Ring Road

Campus map:

RSVP by Friday 6 September 2013

Download the program [PDF]

Download the audio
[CRIG_Forum_Sep2013_part_1.m4a] 115MB
[CRIG_Forum_Sep2013_part_2.m4a] 86MB



1.00 p.m. – Coffee/Arrival

1.25 p.m. Introduction –Mary Coghlan
Mary Coghlan, University of Melbourne Library and Chair of CRIG

1.30 p.m. Developing E-learning Capability at Monash University Library (25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)
Dr Steven Yates – E-Learning Co-ordinator –Monash University Library
Amy Han – Reference Librarian – Monash University Library
Mel Thorn – Reference Librarian – Monash University Library

Monash University Library contributes to teaching and learning through its alignment with the University's blended learning agenda. This entails the development of e-learning resources by Library staff for use in and out of the face-to-face classroom setting. E-learning is viewed by many as a specialised skill set. The Library embraces e-learning as part of the diverse options available for teaching and learning. Therefore support to develop these skills is provided to staff. One of the strategies used to develop staff e-learning capability is by conducting a blended e-learning development course. Late last year the course was conducted for the second time. This presentation introduces the course and one of the modules developed during the course will be highlighted in more detail. This module was about copyright and demonstrates the use of Moodle and Captivate together to deliver an interactive learning experience.

2.05 p.m. Transforming face-to-face training into OLOs: the Swinburne Library EndNote team’s experience. (20 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)
Melinda Goodin – Reference Librarian– Swinburne University of Technology

2.30 p.m. Break – Afternoon tea in the Atrium

3.00 p.m. Digital Literacy Suite – a starting point for students to ‘find, use and disseminate information’ (25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)
Chris Oughtred – Liaison Librarian– Deakin University
Rebecca Carruthers – Teaching and Learning Librarian - Deakin University
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3.30 p.m. 5 Minute Toolbox (15 minutes)
#MedLibs Chat
Fiona Russell - Medical Librarian - Deakin University [pptx] 1MB

 Using Quizzes to Create a Motivation to Learn
A first year law subject uses library quizzes, embedded in the LMS, to create the motivation to learn and ensure mastery of basic research skills
Dennis Warren - Faculty Librarian - La Trobe University
Sharon Chua - Business & Law Liaison Librarian - Deakin University

3.45 p.m. Finish and wrap up

4.00 p.m. Tour of the Borchardt Library, La Trobe University or

Tour of the CARM Centre, CAVAL Ltd, 4 Park Drive, Bundoora.


The Speakers

Steven Yates is the E-Learning Coordinator at Monash University Library. This role includes integrating e-learning within the information research and learning skills programs conducted by the Library and building staff capability in this area.


Amy Han works as a reference librarian at the Hargrave-Andrew Library in Monash University. When away from the Information desk answering user queries, she spends her time with her colleagues discovering new ways to enhance the user experience of the Library’s research and learning environment. This includes usability analysis of the Library Search system, developing and delivering information literacy content with a keen focus on blended learning, and other fun activities involving web 2.0 tools like Twitter.


Melanie Thorn is a Reference Librarian at Monash University and is currently seconded to a Subject Librarian role. Her focus at the moment is on looking at ways to deliver information literacy content through blended learning and ensuring that the online content is engaging and improves students' experiences of the Library along with easing workload for librarians. 


Melinda Goodin has been a reference librarian at Swinburne for 20 years. Her enthusiasm for learning new software and writing training guides caused the other reference librarians to sigh in relief and dump the old printed EndNote manuals on her desk. As a result she has been supporting EndNote for 15 years.

Melinda is Coordinator for the 4-person EndNote Help Team which provides support and training across 2 major campuses and to off-campus researchers and staff.

Christine Oughtred is an experienced liaison librarian for Arts and Education and currently holds an acting position as Manager Faculty Library Services, and Teaching and Learning Librarian.

Rebecca Carruthers is currently Teaching and Learning Librarian at Deakin University, following a role as liaison librarian in the Faculty of Business & Law, and has developed an expertise in creating digital literacy resources. 


Map and Travel Directions

By public transport

  • Arriving by public transport information:
  • AgriBio advises drivers to use car park 4 and to park in the white bays only
  • Daily / half-day (4 hours) permits are available from the vending machine located in the car park for $5/$2.50 (coins only)

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CAVAL Reference Interest Group Forum

May 2013: E-learning


Across the academic landscape, we are witnessing enormous change in the delivery of higher education.
This forum will explore the changes in our universities with online learning and teaching and how libraries and librarians are working within thisnew environment.

Date & Time: Friday 24 May 2013 
1.00 for 1.25 p.m. start

Venue: Daniel Mannix Building
Philippa Brazill Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor)
Australian Catholic University – St Patrick’s Campus
115 Victoria Parade 

Campus map:

RSVP by Friday 17 May 2013

Download the program [PDF]

Download travel information [PDF]

Download the Audio
[CRIG_Forum_May2013_Audio.mp3] 56MB



1.00 p.m. – Coffee/Arrival

1.25 p.m.   Introduction –Mary Coghlan
Mary Coghlan, University of Melbourne Library and Chair of CRIG

1.30 p.m.   Quantum Learning  (30 minutes)
Our future learners will be born into an ever more technologically and infra-structurally enriched world , crossing the digital and wealth divides. The newer entrants will have known, experienced and become adept at using those technologies almost from birth, and will have unimaginable opportunities for true life-long learning. They will know less about any other older forms of information and knowledge and be less inclined to pursue antique ways of learning. They will be more mobile, connected, available and communicable. The notion of a learning experience that dominates and influences where you live will not be something that the Quantum Generation holds to be valid.
Professor Gilly Salmon takes us on a rapid journey to the preparations she’s been making to receive the Quantum learners into the Higher Education of the Future. 
Professor Gilly Salmon – Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations -Swinburne University of Technology [pptx] 13MB

2.00 p.m.   Leap into Learning (30 minutes)
The presentation will encompass the following:

  • Why e-learning for Information Literacy?
  • The process – how were the modules created and what topics were covered;
  • The online assessment quiz in LEO;
  • Feedback to the program;
  • Recommendations for future developments.

Vicki Bourbous – Liaison Librarian, School of Education – Australian Catholic University

2.30 p.m.   Break

3.00 p.m.  Pushing boundaries: MOOCs at the University of Melbourne (30 minutes)
Peta, Jan, Astrid and Seth will describe their experience working in a partnership that is developing MOOCs at the University of Melbourne. Some topics that will be covered include:

  • Copyright issues in an open learning environment
  • Research support challenges in developing MOOCs
  • The pedagogy of eLearning

Jan Weaver – Biosciences Librarian – University of Melbourne and
Peta Humphreys – Science & Engineering Librarian – University of Melbourne
Astrid Bovell – Copyright Communications Officer – University of Melbourne
Seth Paddle – Liaison Librarian, Business and Economics – University of Melbourne

3.30 p.m. The Carpe Diem Process (15 minutes) 
Jane will talk about her experiences as the librarian in a carpe diem process.  The example is the creation of an online unit for higher degree by research students “Research Writing Skills”.
Jane O’Donnell – Liaison Librarian, Business Faculty – Swinburne University of Technology

3.45 p.m.  Finish and wrap up 

4.00 p.m.  Tour of the Australian Catholic University Library.


The Speakers

Professor Gilly Salmon is one of the world’s leading thinkers in online learning. She researches and publishes widely on the themes of innovation and change in Higher Education and the exploitation of new technologies of all kinds in the service of learning. 

She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to online education, including research, innovation, program design, teaching methods and the use of new technologies.
Gilly is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology. She took up her appointment at Swinburne in January 2012.

Previously, she was the Executive Director and Professor (Learning Futures) at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, based in the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and was Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, and Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoo, at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Recent publications include Podcasting for Learning in Universities and Learning in Groups. The third edition of her seminal book E-moderating was published in 2011.  The 2nd edition of E-tivities is available from June 2013

Web and social media sites:


Vicki Bourbous is the Liaison Librarian for the School of Education, Strathfield Campus at Australian Catholic University. Vicki was instrumental in developing an online pilot project which formed the foundation for an online information literacy program in 2012. This program provided the first year Education cohort with essential searching, evaluating, and analysing skills required to succeed in their studies.

Peta Humphreys is the Science & Engineering Librarian at the University of Melbourne.

Jan Weaver is the Biosciences Librarian at the University of Melbourne.

Astrid Bovell is the Copyright Communications Officer at the University of Melbourne.

Seth Paddle is a Liaison Librarian, Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.

Jane O’Donnell has been the Liaison Librarian for the Business Faculty at Swinburne for more than 10 years.  Most of her experience has been in the University sector, but she has previously worked in a public library, a hospital and law library while overseas.


Map and Travel Directions

By public transport

The following buses stop directly outside the Campus:
301 - The Pines
302 - Box Hill
303 - Mitcham
304 - Ringwood
305 - Deep Creek
306 - Ringwood
307 - Mitcham
309 - Donvale
313 - Templestowe
350 - La Trobe University

Metro and V/Line both offer services to the city via the City Loop.
Disembark at Parliament Street station and take the Collins Street exit, then catch the No.109 tram that stops directly outside the campus, or the No.112 tram that stops at St Vincent’s Hospital, one block from ACU.

Yarra trams offer the following services:
No. 109 from Box Hill to Port Melbourne (via Collins Street)
No. 112 from South Melbourne/St Kilda Beach to West Preston (via City)
No. 30 from the City to St Vincent’s Plaza (via La Trobe Street)
No. 24 North Balwyn to City (Latrobe Street West End)
No. 42 from Box Hill to Victoria Harbour

By car
Public parking is very limited.  It is advisable to travel by public transport.

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