PDIG - Past Activities

The CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group hold forums and events each year for staff of CAVAL's member libraries.

The group also facilitate library study tours, for additional professional sharing and networking.

Find programs and content from previous years' events below.

PDIG Forum November 2017

Theme: New Roles for New Times

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Venue:  RMIT Swanston Library

#PDIGnewroles

Program: [PDF]


CRIG – PDIG Joint Forum 2017

Theme: Imagine! Future Present Libraries

Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Venue:  Deakin Downtown Conference Centre

#CAVALImagine17

Program: [PDF]

KEYNOTE: Libraries Reframed: The work and culture of the future [PDF]
Margie Jantti, President of CAUL, Director Library Services University of Wollongong

Are you managing or leading your library? [PDF]
Professor. Helen Partridge, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Scholarly Information and Learning Services), University of Southern Queensland

Shaping and building a change-ready culture[PDF]
Jennifer Peasley, Executive Director, Library and University Librarian, La Trobe University

The next gen of information professionals: a co-creation [PDF]
Dr Sue Reynolds, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University

Metaphorically speaking [PDF]
Cathrine Harboe-Ree, University Librarian, Monash University


CAVAL Professional Interest Group Forum - June 2016
Libraries Under Review – twelve months on

4 academic and research libraries share their reflections, challenges and learning

In July 2015, we heard from three academic libraries about the significant changes they had experienced in response to external and internal changes to University strategy and student services - re-positioning library structures, service models and roles. This forum will allow participants to hear how these changes have progressed over the last 12 months.

Date: Wednesday 22nd June
Venue: Victoria University

Program [PDF] 27KB

Program

10.00 – 10.10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Sandra Woods – Manager, Library Programs - University of Melbourne Library and Chair of the CAVAL Professional Development (PDIG) Interest Group

10.10 – 10.40 a.m. 'Emotional Labour' in libraries and the development of strategies to support employees in the workplace during change
Garry Potter, Manager Libraries Footscray, Victoria University Library

10.40 – 11.10 a.m. Meet MOM, the Melbourne Operating Model
Jenny Ellis, Director, Scholarly Information, University of Melbourne Library

11.10 – 11.45 a.m. Morning Tea

11.45 – 12.15 p.m. Library services realigned
Wendy Hoyle, Associate Director Library Services, University of Tasmania Library

12.15 – 12.45 p.m. Ask La Trobe - new service partnerships to improve student experience
Fiona Salisbury, Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching, La Trobe University Library

12.45 – 1.00 p.m. Finish and wrap up

 


Deakin University Library and CAVAL's Professional Development Interest Group are pleased to present 'Digital Libraries of the Future', an informative TREND session featuring guest speakers Sarah Kenderdine, University of New South Wales and Museum Victoria; Gavin Winter, Queensland University of Technology; and Shawna Sadler, Deakin University.

Where: Deakin University
Burwood Corporate Centre
Date: Wednesday, 4 November 2015 

Program

1:30pm – 1:35pm Opening

1:35pm – 2:15pm Sarah Kenderdine – Professor and Director of iGLAM

Toward an embodied museography: public engagement with digital cultural heritage
Immersive visualisation technologies and high-fidelity digital cultural data offer us new strategies for inhabiting places, augmenting objects, sculpting cultural collections and restaging performances. These interfaces and imaging technologies, in combination with interactive schemas, are stimulating waves of engagement with tangible and intangible heritage that are redefining traditional notions of museum going and public access. From an ancient India kingdom to Chinese Kung Fu to the Atlas of Maritime Buddhism, this presentation illuminates the heritages of Asia in a wide-range of interactive installations

2:15pm – 2:55pm Gavin Winter – Visualisation and eResearch Manager at the Institute for Future Environments at Queensland University of Technology

The story of The Cube
How it was developed and the story three years on. Gavin will discuss the approach to design and development of The Cube at the Science and Engineering Centre and how, three years on, it remains the largest digital interactive learning centre in the world. He will present his vision for the next three years and how libraries, universities and major public institutions can leverage high-end visualisation technology in engaging and inspirational ways.

2:55pm – 3:15pm Afternoon Tea

3:15pm – 3:55pm Shawna Sadler – Director, Digital Library and Innovation at Deakin University

Future of Digital Scholarship
Shawna will present a concise environmental scan of how academic libraries are enabling Digital Scholarship in Australia, North America and the UK. From this we can see trends which may give us clues to the future of Digital Scholarship.

3:55pm – 4:00pm Close

Speakers

Sarah Kenderdine: A former maritime archaeologist and museum curator, Sarah is Professor and Director of iGLAM (Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), founding Director of Visualisation for the new Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre) at the University of New South Wales, and is head of Special Projects at Museum Victoria.

Gavin Winter: Visualisation and eResearch Manager at the Institute for Future Environments at Queensland University of Technology.

Shawna Sadler: Director, Digital Library and Innovation at Deakin University. Previously, Shawna was Associate University Librarian, Digital Library and Research Technologies at the University of Calgary, where she played a lead role in the technology design and implementation of the new Taylor Family Digital Library. Shawna continues to be an active member of the Innovative Libraries community, currently serving on the 2016 Horizon Report panel.


CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group Forum:
Institutional Change – 3 academic and research libraries share their reflections, challenges and learning

Date: Wednesday 15th July 2015

Venue: The University of Melbourne

Melbourne School of Design

Several academic and research libraries are experiencing significant change in response to external and internal changes to University strategy and student services. These libraries are re-positioning library structures, service models and roles in a time of rapid change.

This forum will allow participants to hear about the challenges and changes at three Australian Universities, and to ask questions. What inspired the changes? How have roles shifted and developed? What have been, and will be, the major challenges for staff and their institutions? 

Library staff from all CAVAL member libraries are welcome, particularly those with an interest in professional development and the changing LIS landscape.

Program

10.00 – 10.10am      Welcome and Introduction
Sandra Woods – Manager, Library Programs - University of Melbourne Library and Chair of the CAVAL Professional Development (PDIG) Interest Group

10.10 – 10.30am       Our Experience - University of Melbourne Library 
Jenny Ellis, Director, Scholarly Information, University of Melbourne

10.30 – 10.50am       Ask La Trobe - new service partnerships to improve student experience
Fiona Salisbury, Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching, LaTrobe University Library [PPTX] (2.7MB)

10.50 – 11.10am      A focus on the Student Experience: realigning library services across Divisional thematic areas
Wendy Hoyle, Associate Director, Library Services, University of Tasmania Library [PPTX] (2347KB) [DOCX Notes] (36KB)

11.10 – 11.50am      Panel discussion and questions on notice
Jenny Ellis, Fiona Salisbury and Wendy Hoyle

11.50 – 12.00pm      CAVAL wrap-up and evaluations
Louise Dick, CAVAL Manager Member Services


CAVAL HR Interest Group Forum:
Research Information Management – Where do Librarians Fit?

Date & Time: Monday 4 December 2014
2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Venue: The University of Melbourne
Baillieu Library (building 177)

This forum is designed to provide an introduction to research data and research publication management for librarians who are not yet experts in the field. Speakers have been asked to include a focus on the potential roles for librarians and the skills needed for this work.

The target audience is library staff wishing to consider a career move into this area and it will also be of interest to those whose current position requires a greater understanding of research data and research publication management.

Program 

2.00 – 2.10 p.m.Welcome and Introduction
Sandra Woods – Learning and Development Consultant- University of Melbourne Library and Chair of the HR Group

2.10 – 2.30 p.m.     RDM in plain English

Kathryn Unsworth, Data Librarian, Australian National Data Service (ANDS) [PDF] 3MB

2.30 – 3.00 p.m.     Implementing ROS: A journey into research publications management

Kate Byrne, Manager, Research Reporting, University of New South Wales Library [PDF] 2MB

3.00 – 3.20 p.m.     RDM training initiatives at the University of Melbourne

Anna Shadbolt, Manager, Digital Scholarship, Research, University Library, University of Melbourne [pptx] 2MB

3.20 – 3.40 p.m.     Afternoon Tea

3.40 – 4.30 p.m.     Panel discussion on the support needs of academics, roles for librarians, and skill sets needed

Kate Byrne, Simon Huggard, Kathryn Unsworth and Anna Shadbolt [pptx] 270KB

4.30 – 5.00 p.m.     Room open for those who wish to continue discussion


 CAVAL HR Group Workshop

September 2013

Career Design and Development

To do well in today’s work environment, Library & Information Services professionals need to be self-reliant managers of their own careers. As well as having the technical skills and abilities needed to work in a particular role, Library & Information Services professionals also need the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make good career moves.

The CAVAL HR Group invites you to participate in a lively workshop that introduces the expert services of Square Peg Careers.

Square Peg Careers offers career management & development programs designed to equip the 21st century professional with a kit bag of tools to proactively build and manage their own careers. The workshop is designed to be of interest to a wide range of library staff.

In particular, today’s Library & Information Services professionals must position themselves to take advantage of possible career options by developing the knowledge and skills to:

  • Participate in life-long learning that is supportive of their career goals.
  • Locate and effectively use career information.
  • Make career enhancing decisions.

The outcomes of our career management & development program are to:

  • Provide targeted support to enable participants to develop proactive career management strategies.
  • Provide insight into career possibilities & pathways.
  • Assist participants to identify career enhancing activities such as mentoring, training, secondments, formal study, networking, presenting papers, etc.
  • Review & reality check short and longer term career goals.
  • Identify current skills & knowledge gaps and plan action steps to achieve career goals..
  • Develop effective networking strategies to both explore possibilities and secure employment opportunities,
  • Build career resilience.

Date & Time: Thursday 12 September 2013
9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Venue: RMIT University
Swanston Library

Refreshments will be provided.

Price: $35.00 (+GST)

Download the program [PDF] 93KB


CAVAL Human Resources Group Workshop
June 2013
Research data management:
What does it mean for the librarian?

Research data management is an emerging area in universities worldwide and libraries are among the stakeholders supporting the area because of their information management expertise.  But what is involved in supporting the area?

The CAVAL HR Group invites you to participate in a lively workshop that introduces the activities involved in supporting research data management. We also explore the possible roles and development needs of library staff working in this area.

The workshop is designed to be of interest to a wide range of library staff including staff working in liaison roles as well as others wanting to broaden their knowledge about the area more generally.

Date & Time: Thursday 27 June 2013
2.00 to 4.15 p.m.

Venue: University of Melbourne

Program [PDF] 97KB

Presentations

  • What’s involved in research data management and what skills do librarians need to support it?
    Simon Huggard - Digital Infrastructure Manager, La Trobe University. [pptx] 8.1MB
  • What librarians need to be a bigger part of the research process.
    David Groenewegen - Director, Research Infrastructure, Monash University. [pptx] 1.2MB

CAVAL Human Resources Group Workshop
September 2012
Professor Helen Partridge: The Future of the Library and Information Sector

The CAVAL HR Group proudly brings to you the following professional development presentation and opportunity.  Target groups - any LIS professional, manager, director or supervisor

Date & Time: Wednesday 12th September 2012, 2.00 to 5.00pm

Venue: Baillieu Library

Download the Program [PDF] 100KB


CAVAL Human Resources Group presents

Cadetships and building your staff capacity

Cadetship programs have been a way of developing staff capacity for some time. Join our workshop and find out how to begin, what works and how to avoid the pitfalls from those that have done it. Sandra Woods, Learning and Development Consultant, University of Melbourne Library and Joan Moncrieff, Associate Librarian, Information Management and Access, Deakin University will both share their experiences with the cadetships offered at their respective Universities. Also present will be cadets that have experienced these programs to lend their view on the experience. There will be plenty of time for questions so you can explore whether this type of program would be worthwhile to build your own staff capacity.

Venue: Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus Library

Date: Thursday, 27th May 2010

Time: 10am – 1pm – Light lunch provided

 


People in the Information Profession Conference

The inaugural People in the Information Profession Conference was held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2009 at Victoria University, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia.