Current Members:

  • Chair: Kat Cain (Deakin University)
  • Peggy Hsu (Federation University Australia)
  • Ange Johns-Hayden (La Trobe University)
  • Ramona Naicker (Monash University)
  • Kelly Ann Smith (RMIT University)
  • Julia Kuehns (The University of Melbourne)
  • Sam Gibbard (Victoria University)
  • Sara Davidsson (CAVAL)

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The CRIG Seminar is a significant event in the staff development calendar for academic librarians, and has a focus on learning, teaching and research support.

The seminar aims to provide relevant training and opportunity for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences on current issues relating to academic libraries. The seminar complies with the requirements of the ALIA CPD membership program.

The Seminar Committee's activities through each year include:

  • Developing topics for the seminar in consultation with CRIG, frequently drawing on suggestions and feedback received from participants at previous seminars.
  • Seeking guest speakers from within CAVAL member libraries, from other areas of the library profession and the tertiary education sector, and from other relevant fields of expertise.
  • Preparing the seminar program and liaising with CAVAL staff in the distribution of publicity and collection of registrations.
  • Coordinating the running of the seminar.