CRIG Seminar 2022

Library Transformers: More than meets the eye

Like over the past couple of years, the annual CRIG Seminar will be brought to you virtually across three days, where each day will have a session ranging from 90 to 120 minutes. All the details you need are below and/or will be added as they become available.

Tickets to CRIG Seminar 2022 are available to all those interested. Tickets are free for CAVAL Members and LIS students. All non-members and non-students tickets are available for $33 per session.

Day 1 Technology as a positive change agent

Tuesday 8 November, 10.30am – 12.00pm AEDT

Technology as a positive change agent

Gilster (1997) introduced the term digital literacy into our vocabulary as “the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers” (p.1). The forms and functions of digital technologies have changed dramatically during the intervening 25 years, not least in the way we teach and students learn. In this talk Jo will explore digital literacy as a change agent, its impact on digital equity and inclusion, and suggest strategies for supporting teachers and learners in a post-pandemic world.
Gilster, P. (1997): Digital literacy, Wiley Computer Pub.

Day 2 Diversification of the Academic Library

Wednesday 9 November, 11.00am – 12.55pm AEDT

The keynote presentation will be followed by a number of short presentations from the CAVAL membership responding to the theme of the day.

Repositioning the Academic Library: New strategies and capabilities for the future

Academic libraries occupy a unique role at the nexus of learning and research. Through strategic exploration of this positioning, new opportunities to add value to the scholarly enterprise become evident. Establishing sustained investment in both traditional and new capabilities that enhance our impact, and enable us to more effectively leverage this unique position, is an imperative our industry must respond to. Using the development of Deakin Library’s new strategic plan as a case study, Hero will discuss the benefits of using a co-design approach to develop a vision for the Library that is shared and owned by the university community. The presentation will unpack the process, insights and directions that have emerged from the Library’s co-design project and discuss some of the new capabilities that will enable the Library to bridge the gap between the ‘library of today’ and the ‘library of the future’.

Indigenous Knowledges Working Group - What are we doing?

At a CRIG Seminar several years ago, Ruth McConchie presented on ‘Indigenous Elders as researchers, Indigenous Knowledges and the library’. CRIG followed up with a full day forum ‘Engaging with Indigenous Knowledges’, and the two events led to greater discussion, and increased awareness, of the question “How are Indigenous Knowledges acknowledged in current citation practices?”
A CRIG subgroup was formed (CAVAL Acknowledging Cultural authority and Indigenous Knowledges in referencing Working Group [CACIK]) to gather information about existing citation practices, research issues, and then report back to CAVAL. Now, in 2022, progress has been made with the engagement of a consultation partner, the Indigenous Archives Collective, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics and professionals who are committed to advancing priorities for Indigenous people across the GLAM sector.

  • Jennifer Murphy, Educational Services Librarian, Victoria University Melbourne
  • Cheryl Claridge, Team Leader, Library Research Services, Federation University Australia

With a Little Help from My Learning Designer Friends

This session will share how Deakin Library Learning Designers approach projects with a belief in co-design as the best path to forming a worthwhile learning experience. Learning designers collaboratively work with a diverse range of colleagues, from across the Library and Deakin in general. They bring together staff talent, subject matter expertise, and contrasting backgrounds to help shape strong learning experiences that place people at the core. This approach will be outlined through a specific project, the development of a hub and learning guide suite for Law and Legal Research.

Transforming information literacy for teaching and learning overnight

Overnight, Learning Librarians at RMIT moved to online delivery of information literacy instruction in response to the pandemic. While embracing the new digital environment and the challenges of unfamiliar technology, we recognised an opportunity to further improve our practice.
Taking an evidence-based approach, we combined input from teaching staff, course learning outcomes, assessment requirements, and the student voice to inform our practice. We applied learning pedagogy to create a digital repository of customisable learning activities for diverse cohorts with varying skills. As a result, we have transformed our information literacy delivery into an engaging, student-centered experience.

  • Wendy Frerichs (presenter), Information Literacy Librarian, RMIT University
  • Mare Maticevski (presenter), Learning Librarian, RMIT University
  • Daniella Hutchings, Information Literacy Librarian, RMIT University
  • Tracey Love, Learning Librarian, RMIT University

Student support teams: Evolving collaborations

What began as the library reviewing learning resources for individual course enhancement projects has led to the creation of Institute Support teams. Librarians, learning designers, learning skills advisors, and IT collaboratively work to enhance student learning and support. This presentation will describe how the teams began and evolved to their present form, how they improved the library's relationship with other areas of the university, and our hopes for the future of student support

  • Erin Roga, Liaison Librarian, Federation University Australia

Moodle tile rented: we are moving in

To address reoccurring issues of reactive synchronous in-class library interventions in large multi campus cohorts, our multi-literacy library services team diversified our service offering and created purpose-built online modules embedded within targeted subjects’ LMS. The module content is strategically linked to student assessment and developed with Subject Coordinators. By diversifying our in-subject teaching approach, we have transformed our reactive teaching to proactive targeted interventions, removing the duplication of library support.

  • Heather Tera, Senior Learning Librarian, La Trobe University
  • Manuel Jantos, Academic Skills and Language Advisor, La Trobe University

Day 3 Cybernetics, AI, and Libraries (workshop)

Thursday 10 November, 1.30 – 3.00pm AEDT

In order to finish off the 2022 CRIG Seminar with yet another learning opportunity, the Experiences Team, from the School of Cybernetics at Australian National University, and Ingrid Mason will take us through the workshop Cybernetics, AI, and Libraries.

The workshop will cover areas such as the connection between artificial intelligence (AI) and cybernetics, basic cybernetic principles to understand libraries as systems, and ways to engage with and adapt to possible AI-enabled futures.

Be sure to join us for this introduction to cybernetics, AI, and how they relate to libraries.

  • Hannah Simpson, Educational Developer, Australian National University
  • Ingrid Mason, Change Manager
  • Vikas Sharma, Educational Developer, Australian National University
  • Alex Zafiroglu, Professor, Deputy Director, School of Cybernetics, Australian National University