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CAVAL Research and Information Group Forum

September 2015
Research matters: Upskilling in practice

This forum will centre on university practices and librarians who work in research and related areas, and will include the perspectives of working in libraries and with the academic sector.

Date & Time Friday 18 September 2015
1.00 for 1.20 p.m. start

Venue: Victoria University
Seminar Room 11.01
City Flinders Campus
300 Flinders Street
Melbourne  3000

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RSVP by Friday 11 September 2015

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1.20pm        Welcome and Introduction from Chair of CRIG
Paula Todd – Monash University

1.25pm        CAVAL committee overview
Louise Dick – CAVAL                              

1.30 – 2.00    Publishing @Deakin University: Library initiatives supporting open access publishing
(30 Minutes)
Bernie Lingham – Deakin University

Libraries are increasingly playing a role in facilitating scholarly publishing. Strong demand exists from Deakin University researchers for guidance and support in responding to a dynamic research and publishing environment, characterised by a rapidly expanding and sometimes bewildering array of publishing options. This talk will outline the Library pilot implementation in 2014 of Open Journals System (OJS) to develop university publishing capabilities, partnering with research groups to publish a limited number of open access Deakin journals in niche and emerging fields of research. It will also focus on the creation of our own new Deakin University Library publication discourse: Deakin University Library research and practice

2.00 – 2.30    How do you define research impact? A local and international perspective on roles for academic libraries.  (30 Minutes)
Jennifer Warburton – University of Melbourne

The activity of measuring and describing the impact of academic research has become increasingly important in Australia and around the world. In this short presentation Jennifer will discuss recent research impact support activities at the University of Melbourne and the building of a 'community of practice’ to ensure that librarians are equipped with the skills they need.  Jennifer will also share insights from a recent tour of overseas academic libraries and attendance at a bibliometrics summer school.

2.30 – 3.00    Break (30 minutes)

3.00 – 3.30    Speaking the same language: a model for catalysing library-faculty partnerships with the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework.  (30minutes)
Lyn Torres – Monash University
Barbara Yazbeck – Monash University

Monash University Library has developed an innovative teaching model between library and faculty to align curriculum and assessment design for the in-curricula development of students’ research skills.  Our success is attributed to the adoption and implementation of the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework (Willison and O’Regan, 2006, 2013).

We present a reconceptualised collaborative model between library and faculty for developing students’ research skills within curricula. The approach is transforming, repositioning and maximising the library’s impact and value across Monash University and beyond. We will share how the adoption and implementation of the RSD framework as a grass-roots library led initiative is resulting in pedagogical change and a renewed interest in making research skills explicit in the curriculum.  Testament to the successful model, the RSD framework has become a university-wide strategic priority.

3.30 – 4.00    Research funding: sources, sinks and pain points (30 minutes)
Luke McAveney – Monash Research Office [PDF] 1Mb
Tessa Jones – Monash Research Office

4.00 – 4.05    Finish and wrap up

The Speakers

Tessa Jones
Monash Research Office

Bernie Lingham
Deakin University

Bernie Lingham is a manager at Deakin University Library with responsibilities that span services to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Library operations at the Waterfront campus and services to researchers. She has many years of experience in academic libraries, and in a variety of roles that have centred on delivering client-focussed services.  Bernie works closely with a leadership team, including the Scholarly Services Librarian and Research Librarians, in turn working with a cross-campus team of liaison librarians and research support officers in providing advocacy and educative programs to support researchers, and in developing, delivering and evaluating targeted Library research services. 

Luke McAveney
Monash Research Office

Luke is Manager of Research Development at Monash University, he is responsible for the delivery of high quality research support services to large scale Category 1 and International funding opportunities. He leads the University-wide delivery and management of the Monash Incubator Program, and delivers project management, grant writing and career development training to researchers across the University.
Luke is a Foundation Accredited Research Manager (Australasian Research Management Society) and winner of the 2014 Monash Vice Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Service by professional staff. His own research interests are in marine ecology, fishery management and evolutionary biology.

Lyn Torres
Monash University
Lyn Torres, Information Research Skills Manager, Monash University. Lyn initiated the adoption of the Research Skill Development framework (RSD) for the in-curricula development of students’ research skills through library-faculty partnerships at Monash University in 2009. Lyn is interested in the educative contribution libraries make to improve the learning experience of students. Lyn has been involved in three OLT funded RSD projects at Monash University since 2009, and has been invited by universities nationally and internationally to facilitate RSD workshops for professional and academic staff. Recipient of: Dean’s Ward for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Business and Economics, 2011;  Vice Chancellor’s Award (Special Commendation) 2012; Vice-Chancellor's Award for Exceptional Performance by Professional Staff 2013, CAUL Achievement Award 2014.

Jennifer Warburton
University of Melbourne
Jennifer Warburton is currently the Program Leader: Research Impact and Training in the Research and Collections program at the University of Melbourne. She coordinates RILAS, UoM’s research impact advisory service which is delivered by liasion librarians. Jennifer was recently awarded a Universitas 21 Scholarship enabling her to undertake a project which investigated research support service provision, in particular impact measurement and publishing support services, at a number of overseas academic libraries.

Barbara Yazbeck
Monash University
Barbara Yazbeck is a Learning Skills Adviser at Monash University. She has experience of teaching academic literacies in a variety of health-related fields including Pharmacy, Nursing, Radiography, Nutrition & Dietetics. She has a Master of Applied Linguistics as well as a Master of Arts (Melbourne University). She has an interest in critical pedagogies and theories of learning.  She was a finalist in the English Australia Pearsons Award 2007. More recently, she received a team teaching citation for ‘Excellence in developing evidence-based medicine curricula based on world’s best practice that engage students in enquiry-driven learning and practice for life’.

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CRIG Forum - May 2015

Partnerships: Making friends in the right places

This forum will focus on librarians working within the library space and beyond.  How positive working relationships are forged by extending the traditional boundaries.

Date & Time Friday 22 May 2015
1.00 for 1.25 p.m. start

Venue:  Deakin University City Centre
Level 3, Deloitte Building
550 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

RSVP by Friday 15 May 2015


1.25pm        Welcome and Introduction from Chair of CRIG
Paula Todd – Monash University

1.30 – 2.00   RMIT – Building relationships based on trust and sustainability (20 minutes + 10 minutes questions)
Spiros Soulis – RMIT University [pptx] 2MB

Changing how we collaborate and think in organisations, using an Agile approach and really harnessing the human capital available to drive and lead projects. 

2.00 – 2.30   University of Melbourne – Participatory Planning: librarians and architects, partners in design (30 Minutes)
Karen Kealy and Sarah Charing – University of Melbourne [pdf]                 

University libraries are increasingly being reassessed in the role they play in supporting student learning and academic research, in managing evolving pedagogical practices in education and in service delivery modeling. In 2010, as part of the redesign of the Melbourne School of Design building, a library was embedded into the design of the building, and given prime location on the ground floor. This presentation explores, through interviews with the architects, project managers and library management, the ways in which each group worked together, building on their differing perspectives of what and how a library should be to design and build a library that aligns with the pedagogical approaches taken by the library in service delivery, and by a faculty teaching across diverse areas.

2.30 – 3.00    Break (30 minutes)

3.00  3.50    Snap Chats

Deakin University - Collaborating with external partners in achieving digital literacy outcomes (10 minutes) 
Rebecca Carruthers – Learning and Teaching Librarian – Deakin University   [Presentation at]

Victoria University – Snap, Crackle & Pop Up: Collaborating with Academic Skills & Development Staff (5 minutes)
Lou Connell – College Librarian –Business, Scholarly Information Services -  Victoria University  [pptx] 1MB

Monash University - Promoting evidence based practice, a collaborative education approach (10 minutes)
Paula Todd – Subject Librarian, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences - Monash University [ppsx] 3MB

University of Melbourne – Leveraging cross-university partnerships to build organisational elearning capacity  (5 minutes)
Hero Macdonald – Arts Librarian, University Library -  University of Melbourne  [Presentation at]

3.50 4.00    Finish

The Speakers

Sarah Charing
University of Melbourne

Sarah Charing is developing a profile in research support in the University of Melbourne Library. She has an interest in the way in which the design of  the new library space meets its operational requirements, having expertise and experience in managing client services. She is also interested in how the space can be used to build relationships with the Faculty research community, and engage the faculty staff and students with the space through the library’s collections – looking at the opportunities offered by how collections are accessed and showcased in the new library space.

Karen Kealy
University of Melbourne
Karen Kealy is the Associate Director for Information Services and Library Spaces at the University of Melbourne Library. She has over 30 years’ experience working in libraries in many different roles. She has been involved in many library building projects, with the most recent completed project the Architecture and Building and Planning Library in the new Melbourne School of Design building at the University of Melbourne. In this project the Library staff worked in partnership with Faculty staff, Property and Campus Services staff as well as architects, designers and builders to create this Library. She is interested in the design of Library spaces to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of students and staff, to create different types of spaces and to give people choices in the use of the spaces , and she has a particular interest in how spaces are designed and how people use and interact with the spaces.

Spiros Soulos
Project Manager, Global Learning by Design
Office of the Dean, Learning and Teaching, RMIT University 
Spiros Soulis is a project manager with experience in leading and managing teams on mountains such as Everest as well as working on major projects in Higher Education.  His work has involved changing how we collaborate and think in organisations, using an Agile approach and really harnessing the human capital available to drive and lead projects. 

Map and travel directions

By public transport

Easily accessible by bus, train and tram.  You can find more information – and plan your journey – on the Public Transport Victoria website.

By car

Parking is very limited.  It is advisable to take public transport.

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