CRIG Seminar

An annual CAVAL professional development and networking event for librarians working in university libraries.

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Date : Wednesday 7th November 2018
Venue : Angliss Conference Centre, William Angliss Institute, Building A, Level 5, 555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Theme: Librarians as Collaborative Partners

Registrations close Wednesday 31 October

 - CAVAL Members $150
 - Non-Members $245

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Note: this program may be subject to minor changes

8.45 - 9.15am

9.15 – 9.20am
Welcome and introduction.

9:20 – 9.45 am
Data Fluency for research: a cross-disciplinary initiative by the Monash University Library and the Bioinformatics platform

David Groenewegen, Director Research, Monash University Library

9:45 – 10.10am
Not just talking: building practice through collaborative conversations

Dallas Wingrove, Academic Developer for the School of Property, Construction and Project Management, College of Design and Social Context
Miranda Francis, Liaison Librarian for School of Property, Construction and Project Management, College of Design and Social Context. RMIT University.

10.10 – 10.30am
Morning Tea

10.30 – 11.20am
Llightning Talks

Meg Weller, Victoria University
Samantha Helfrich, Monash University
Ruth McConchie, University of Melbourne
Sylvia Pilz, Monash University Library
Wilfred Villareal, University of Melbourne
Frances Dickinson, Deakin University
Beth Price, RMIT University

Professional Literacy Suite: A collaborative partnership to embed digital literacy and enhance employability across a major business degree.

Simone Tyrell, Faculty of Business and Law, Digital Literacy Programs Librarian.

May I have this dance? Exploring the steps and moves involved in creating balanced and powerful partnerships to deliver innovative client services.

Dr Gill Hallam

As life on campus becomes increasingly complex, the academic library can no longer afford to remain an autonomous unit. It is important that librarians seize the opportunities to choreograph the relationships which underpin creative collaborations across the university. In this presentation, we will explore the impact of the changing university environment to consider the prospects for librarians to adopt more collaborative approaches to service delivery. Strategies introduced at the University of Queensland will be examined in a case study, with the focus on ways in which the Library has established partnerships with different players in both the learning and teaching and the research communities.

As a freelance consultant, Gill Hallam draws on her experience as an educator, researcher and practitioner to undertake applied research projects at the confluence of libraries and learning. Gill’s recent projects have involved developing a strategic framework for information and digital literacy at the University of Queensland and a review of the professional development needs in the converged library and learning support services at a regional university. She is also a lead trainer with IFLA, developing and delivering learning programs relating to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and capacity building for library associations. In the library world, Gill is a Fellow of ALIA; Chair of the association’s Education Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of IFLA’s section for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning. In the academic world, she is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

12.35 – 1.15 pm

1.15 – 2.05pm
Librarians as partners in educational design: block mode design teams at Victoria University.

Sarika Singh, Scholarly Information Services Librarian
Michael Burke, First Year College unit co-ordinator
Sonia Wilkie, Learning Designer
Ghaith Zakaria, Learning Designer

2.10 – 3.25pm
Breakout Sessions ‐ attendees to nominate their preferred session at registration

Microbits, Robots and AR. Making Digital Skills Explicit with the Digital Skills Development (DSD) framework.

Barbara Yazbeck, Education and Research Programs Manager, Monash University Library
Amber, McLeod, Director of Pathway Programs, Faculty of Education, Monash University
Sylvia Pilz, Subject Librarian, Education, Monash University Library

The workshop will describe a library-faculty collaboration at Monash University that led to the creation of the Digital Skill Development (DSD) framework. The DSD framework offers educators a learning continuum and a conceptual model for developing students’ digital skills in the curriculum. Based on a recent DSD pilot in Education, workshop participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the cognitive, affective, social and psychomotor skills our students need to develop in order to participate in a digital world. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to interact with a range of new technologies (microbits, robots, AR, etc to be provided) and will be able to self-assess their confidence and competence using a self-assessment based on the newly developed DSD framework. The DSD will be explored as a pedagogical tool which guides educators across the university to make digital skills explicit in the curriculum. The application of the DSD offers practical strategies for participants to apply the framework to their teaching practice.
• Participants will be sent an online Pre-skills self-assessment to complete before the workshop
• Participants will need to bring a laptop.

Inclusive practice in the library

Susannah Phillips, Subject Librarian: Social Inclusion, Monash University
Dr. Lenise Prater, Learning Skills Adviser: Social Inclusion, Monash University

Monash University Library’s Inclusive Teaching Toolkit brings together a series of principles, guidelines and resources related to inclusive teaching practices relevant to the library environment.
This workshop will briefly cover the background to the project and the extensive collaboration involved in its creation. Participants will then have a chance to explore the kinds of exclusion students face in tertiary education, and what librarians can do to make their practice more inclusive. The session will include hands-on activities in which participants can use the toolkit to develop practical strategies for the inclusion of all students.

• To participate in this workshop attendees will need to bring their own (laptop, tablet or mobile) and connect to the wifi.

Open day: an opportunity to shine

Naomi Mullumby, Architecture Building and Planning Librarian, The University of Melbourne
Kylie Tran, Senior Client Services Librarian, The University of Melbourne
Dr Natasha Story, Library Service Officer, The University of Melbourne  

Library engagement with prospective students on Open Day is an opportunity to shine. This year, in partnership with the Melbourne School of Design, the Architecture, Building and Planning Library decided to take a new approach, designing gold 3D printed models and using them as part of an engaging program that encouraged interactions with library collections, space and staff.

This session will draw on our successful Open Day campaign and develop ideas about how other libraries can shine too. Through workshop activities, participants can talk with peers about library/faculty collaborations to help future students see themselves as part of their university community.

3.25 – 3.40pm
Tea/Coffee Break

3.40 – 4.05 pm
A whole new world: Library and Research Office collaboration in the era of Engagement and Impact

Cheryl Claridge, Team Leader, Research, Learning and Liaison Services, Federation University Australia
Katie Donnelly Project Coordinator, Research Strategy Research Services, Federation University Australia

4.05 – 4.30 pm
Give Them a Voice: Improving Library Research Workshops through Partnership with the Deakin Law Students’ Society

Michelle Bendall, Law Librarian, Deakin University.
Michelle De Aizpurua, Liaison Librarian for Business and Law. Deakin University.

The annual CRIG seminar is organised by the CRIG Seminar Committee, a working party of CRIG. CAVAL also provides access to slides and information from past CRIG Seminars

What our attendees have to say:

'After not having been to a CRIG Seminar for a few years, I was pleased to see it has continued to be a useful and informative forum where practitioners actively explore current and up and coming issues.'

- Keely Chapman, University Library and Student success, RMIT University

'CRIG’s forums, seminars, and joint events are an invaluable and accessible platform which expose Librarians to new and emerging theories and practices. I have participated in discussions on topics such as eLearning, partnership building, research as praxis, and leadership. The opportunity to not only listen to esteemed professionals, but also to engage with them and other attendees, have been a key part of my professional understanding and development as a Librarian.'

- Romney Adams, Subject Librarian, Monash University