Find out what the Library can do for you during Researcher @ Library Week

October 15 / 169

Iconic Baillieu Library stairs
Iconic Baillieu Library stairs

Academics and graduate students have an opportunity to find out how the University Library can support their research during a series of keynote presentations, hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours next week (26-30 October) during Researcher@Library Week.

Director Research and Collections Teresa Chitty says the Library is thrilled to provide insight into the breadth and depth of professional expertise the Library provides to the research community.

“We’re especially pleased to bring in some special guests to stimulate ideas about future possibilities. 

“This is a week of opportunities for people to start conversations, seek advice, raise awareness and showcase the potential for improved research outcomes that can be achieved when researchers leverage the information professionals working across disciplines in the Library.”

Opening the week on Monday Professor Sarah Kenderdine (Director of iGLAM @ UNSW) and Simon Hodson (Executive Director of CODATA, UK) will examine how researchers are dealing with the data revolution – from creating digital exhibitions and interactive visualisations through to policy, data science and capacity building.

University Librarian and Executive Director Collections Philip Kent will look at trends and influences affecting academic libraries, both in Australia and around the world, in his University Librarian Annual Lecture, “Partnering Research – Opportunities and Challenges”.

There will be a poster competition for graduate researchers interested in showcasing their work to a wider audience, and an Extreme Experts Expo (or E3 session) where researchers can drop by to meet some of the University Library’s ‘extreme’ experts to learn about support offered.

There will also be sessions on writing for the University’s new online platform Pursuit, as well as for The Conversation.

See the full program here.

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