ALIA Training Courses and Workshops

 

Most ALIA Training courses and workshops are open to all - members and non-members of ALIA.
 
All courses and workshops can be counted towards the ALIA PD Scheme. (However you do not need to be a member of the ALIA PD Scheme to participate in ALIA Training courses.)
 
Here's some other ALIA professional development resources you may find useful:
 
 
 
PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY : THIS PAGE IS UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
 
Questions? Contact training@alia.org.au or call 1800 020 071
 
Course                                                          Date/s Type

#AUSLIBCHAT

ALIA NGAC (New Generation Advisory Committee) will be hosting the newly launched #auslibchat Twitter discussion series running throughout 2016. 

The chats will draw on the experiences of participants to provide a facilitated professional discussion.

Visit the #auslibchat homepage to catch up, to find out about upcoming topics - or search Twitter for the hashtag at anytime.

https://alianewgrads.wordpress.com/new-generation-advisory-committee/aus...

The first topic for the year will be "Where's my next job?" Looking at the job market, career pathways and personal and professional development. 

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 1/hour

Ongoing

9-10pm AEDT, first Tuesday of the month, commencing 2 February.

www.twitter.com

#auslibchat

Online - Twitter Chat

Grow the Love: promote your library service

Back by popular demand in 2016!

This course focuses on the importance of promotional activities and events planning in libraries in a period in which economic and political factors and technological change are leading to funding constraints in all libraries, public, academic, school , government and corporate.

This course celebrates and supports the aim of Library Lovers' Day (14 Feb).

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

9 Feb - 21 March 2016 

Reg by 19 Jan 2016

The DATE for this course has CHANGED


Now 2 Aug - 12 Sept 2016 

 

Reg by 19 July 2016

 

REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Online

ALIA and ANDS: Ready and Prepared for Research Data at your Library

ALIA Training in partnership with ANDS are pleased to bring to ALIA members a FREE information session on data management - why, what and how. 

(Non members welcome $20/hd)

 

ALIA PD Scheme points =  2 

 

Sydney     4 Feb 2016    5:30 - 7pm

 

Sydney    23 June 2016    5:45 - 7pm
(extended session: suitable for those who attended the earlier Sydney session, AND for first timers)

REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Face-to-face

Futureproof: practical digitisation skills

Short Course

This short 'n sweet, 3 week course will focus on the practical tasks of creating “good” digital objects, such as scanned photos, digitised audio tapes or searchable text documents. It will consider the basic ideas of futureproofing both born digital objects and newly created objects.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

15 March - 4 April 2016 

Register by 23 Feb 2016

 

Further information HERE

Online

RDA for Practitioners

Short Course

The need to address the challenges of the digital world and metadata users has resulted in the development of the new cataloguing record standard, RDA: Resource Description and Access, to replace AACR2.

This 3 week online course will provide practitioners with an overview and understanding of the changes RDA implementation will bring. 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

2 May - 20 May

Register by 18 April

The DATE for this course has CHANGED

NOW 1 August - 19 August

Register by 18 July

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Online

Copyright and Libraries

New course!

Copyright, Creative Commons, Digital Rights Management, Licencing of e-resources … need to know more? This is the course for you.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 20 

12 April - 9 May 2016

Register by 23 March 2016

 

Further information HERE

Online

Once Upon a Story: storytelling made easy

Short Course

Updated and extended!

Why storytelling?

This age-old skill has tremendous value in promoting literacy, books and reading. Examine the history of oral traditions and how storytelling is relevant to today’s world.

Back again for 2016, this course will be filled with loads of ideas, examples, resources and opportunities for learning together and sharing. It will now also include a look at what makes a quality early literacy experience.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 20

10 May - 6 June 2016

Register by 19 April 2016

 

Further information HERE

Online

Digital DIY : making promotional and instructional materials in-house

New course!

Want to help your library keep up with the world’s increasing desire for visual web content and video based information?

This 6 week course will focus on the practical tasks of creating promotional and educational materials such as presentations, tutorials and book trailers - as well as an introduction to recording simple live events.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

24 May - 4 July 2016

Register by 3 May 2016

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Online

Rapidly Reviewing the Evidence

New course!

This 9 week course aims to assist you to expertly review evidence, allowing you to add value to your literature searching services by providing results in the form of an evidence summary.

In partnership with the University of Sheffield's FOLIO team.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

11 July - 9 September 2016

Register by 27 June 2016

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Online

Catching the Third Wave :  planning and managing digital repositories

Back again in 2016, this popular course will provide you with skills to manage digital repositories, and will cover:

  • Defining the scope of the coverage of a digital repository 
  • Selecting resources to add to the digital repository 
  • Using relevant software applications and equipment to create objects for the repository 
  • Creating and editing descriptive, technical and administrative metadata to provide access

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

19 July - 29 August 2016

Register by 28 June 2016

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Online

Metadata 101

New course!

More information coming soon! 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

6 Sept - 26 Sept 2016

Register by 16 Aug 2016

Registrations NOT YET OPEN

Online

Cultural Connections : Library Services for Indigenous Australian Communities

This three week online course will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on and explore the ways you can best serve your library's indigenous clientele. 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

11 Oct - 31 Oct 2016

Register by 27 Sept 2016

Registrations NOT YET OPEN

Online

Digital Trends Roundup 2016

Do you feel like it's a challenge to keep up with the wide range of tech trends and tools that come around every year?

This three week online course will give you the opportunity to catch up with what's new.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

8 Nov - 28 Nov 2016

Register by 18 Oct

Registrations NOT YET OPEN

Online

Cataloguing Basics

The great challenge of this digital age we find ourselves in will be to ensure that what we do - the collection, preservation and management of information is done in a consistent manner which ensures it is accessible in the future. Cataloguing remains one of the best tools we have to guarantee that information, irrespective of its format or content, can be accessed. This 6 week course will cover all the bases.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

5 September - 14 October

Register by 22 Aug

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE

Online