Library support for researchers on show

August 16 / 185

Brownless Medical Library
Brownless Medical Library

Researcher@Library Week is coming up 22 – 26 August. This annual University Library event is filled with an engaging, diverse and stimulating program of more than thirty events and activities to inspire our research community. It’s alsCo an opportunity for the Library to showcase all the ways it supports our academic and graduate student researchers.

Closing the week on Friday 26 August is a “Researcher@Library Hack Day for Social Good” at Carlton Connect, launched by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Jim McCluskey, and facilitated by the “Hackathon Queen” Michelle Mannering. Coders, creatives, communicators, and the curious will explore, visualise, map and connect a rich collection of social data. 

Data challenges, datasets and mini workshops will be provided by the Library and government, including Find & Connect, AURIN, Australian Women's Register and Trove. In keeping with the day’s theme, a local catering social enterprise specialising in African cuisine will cater the event, and prizes will be awarded to the charity of the winner's choice. More info and registration: 

The Researcher@Library Week ePoster Competition is an opportunity for graduate researchers to show off the what, how and why of their research taking the “classic conference poster” to the next level by encapsulating a thesis in a succinct, imaginative, engaging and eye-catching digital display. All ePosters entered will be displayed at both the Parkville and Southbank campuses throughout Researcher@Library Week, 22-26 August 2016.

These are two highlights of the week and staff and graduate students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities, including workshops, seminars, research tools ‘speed-dating’, visualisation and graduate research showcases, behind-the-scenes tours, a Farmer’s Market stall, and more. More info and registration:

Story by Jennifer Warburton.

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