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
 
     

2018 Courses

   

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP)

 

In partnership with the University of Sheffield UK, the EBLIP course aims to equip information professionals with a working knowledge of evidence based library and information practice and to provide them with the confidence and knowledge required to introduce an evidence based approach into their daily practice.
 

Suitable for anyone working in an academic or special library or in any research-based role.

Participating the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 30


5 February - 23 March 2018

Register by 22 January 2018
 

Registration now closed

Further information  HERE

Online

YA. Why not?!

Back again for 2018

The young adult age group can be a tricky one to attract and support; what is your library doing to meet the needs of this segment of your library's community?

This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and needs of your YA community and better equip you to deliver targeted library collections, programs and services.

 

Don't forget! Youth Week in April 2018

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

13 February - 5 March 2018

Register by 30 January 2018
 

Registration now closed

Further information HERE.

Online

Mature Matrix: library services for seniors

Back again for 2018

With an increasing aged population what is your library doing to meet the needs of this segment of the public library community?

This 3 week course will help you understand the issues and needs of your ageing community and prepare you to deliver targeted library collections, programs and services.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

13 March - 3 April 2018 

Register by 27 February 2018
 

Further information HERE.

Online

Librarians and Dragons Workshops - QLD

These workshops will help LIS professionals identify skills they already have and how they can transfer these skills to the job they aspire to have - but in a fun way!

Librarians and Dragons uses gamification to promote professional development for librarians, and to encourage a different way of thinking about the skills that we can bring to the table to enter the industry or progress within it.

Career planning with a twist!

Workshop 1 Helensvale Library, QLD.

Workshop 2 University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 2

Workshop 1

Helensvale   20 March 2017    6:30pm - 8:30pm   Register by 18 March

Workshop 2

USC    21 June 2018  6:00pm-7:30pm   Register by 18 June

 

Further information HERE.

Face-to-face

Workshop

Privacy matters : libraries, client trust, data and safety

New Course!

The much touted idea that 'privacy is dead' in an online world, has serious implications for libraries and our clients.

It has been said that "surveillance is the business model of the internet". What does this mean for our privacy, and our clients' privacy? 

This 4 week course will help you understand the issues surrounding identity, privacy, and safety in today's libraries - specifically focusing on client expectations, understandings, and needs.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

Here's a student-created video with a little more about the course.

10 April - 4 May 2018

Register by 3 April 2018

 

Further information HERE.

Online

Readers' Advisory

Still a core skill necessary for many, especially those working in public and school libraries.

This 3 week course will sharpen your skills and approach. People will marvel at your biblio-awareness! Secret library business indeed...
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

8 May - 29 May 2018

Register by 24 April 2018

 

Further information HERE.

Online

STEM Programming in Libraries

NEW COURSE!
 
Libraries are places of exploration and investigation - a natural place to support STEM - however it's easy to feel like an "accidental STEM librarian" whether through lack of experience, confidence or support.
 
This 4  week course will help you understand the resources and skills needed to develop strong STEM programming in your library. 
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

21 May – 15 June 2018

Register by 14 May 2018

 

Further information HERE.

Online

Event Management

People working in GLAMR need to have a wide range of skills, and event management is a big one for many.

Vibrant, relevant, smoothly run events raise the profile of your organisation and assist with outreach and developing a great reputation for your service.

This 4 week course will help you plan and run successful events and programs.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

29 May - 25 June 2018

Register by 15 May 2018

Further information HERE.

Online

Libraries and Metadata

Discoverability is fundamental to managing any collection. Understanding and using metadata effectively ensures your resources are connected, relevant and easily found both on the web and in the broader networked world. 

Learn more about current practices, and what's around the corner like BIBFRAME, and linked open data.

 

This 3 week course will extend your knowledge of this developing area of resource description and access.
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

NEW DATES!

7 August- 27 August 2018

Register by 24 July 2018

Further information HERE.

(was previously listed as 5-25 June)

Online

Teaching, Training, Facilitating

New Course!

Teaching others is an art, and a science. Do you understand the best ways to teach something new to a particular group, or individual? 

This 4 week course will help you understand some of the basic principles underlying teaching and learning at any age, and will improve your skills as a trainer.

This course will meet the requirements of the national Training Package Unit TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

 

14 June -11 July 2018

Register by 28 May 2018

 

Further information HERE.

 

Online

Cultural Connections - library services for Indigenous Australians

 ALIA's Policy on Libraries and Information Services and Indigenous Peoples, states that:

“In furthering the goals of free flow of information, library and information services must engage with indigenous clientele and with issues arising from indigenous knowledge and the experiences and priorities of indigenous Australians."

 

This 3 week course will give you the opportunity to identify, reflect on, and respond to the needs and interests of your indigenous clientele.
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

24 July - 13 August 2018

 

Register by 10 July 2018

Further information HERE.

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. Great for those needing a refresh, or for beginners.

This course will meet the requirements of the National Training Package unit of competency BSBLIB403. 
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 30

4 June - 15 July 2018

Register by 21 May 2018

 

17 September - 28 October 2018

Course now FULL

Contact training@alia.org.au to be placed on a cancellation list.

Register by 3 September

(or until maximum student number reached)

Further information and to register HERE.

Online

Community Engagement

Your library or information service might be doing some great stuff, but if it's not what your communities are interested in, or isn't useful to them, delivered in the wrong way or place, or they simply don't know about it - you quickly become irrelevant and your funders will start asking uncomfortable questions...

Sharpen your client focus and accountability! 

This 4 week course will extend your skills at identifying and responding to the needs of your users, and ensuring you deliver what they want, when and where they want it - and that they know about it. 

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

16 October - 12 November 2018

Register by 2 Oct 2018

Further information HERE.

Online

Calling Bullshit

NEW Course!

Libraries have always had a role in guiding, assisting or teaching our clients in identifying bullshit.

From informal one on one sessions to organised Information literacy classes, from tech savvy seniors to information seeking students we offer our clients a range of services and specialised skills surrounding the finding, evaluation and use of information.

This 6 week course is a library focused re-imagining of the University of Washington’s Calling Bullshit course.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

 

13 August - 21 September

Register by 6 August

Further information HERE.

Online

Infographics 101

Back by popular demand!

We all love them. Now you can learn how to create them, in this 4 week course. 

Get your messages, data and information across, at a glance, through visual representation. Now THAT's a valuable skill! 

Who's a data visualisation wiz? You are! 

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

14 August - 10 September 2018

Register by 31 July 2018

Further information HERE.

Online

Library services for people with a disability: access and inclusion

Libraries pride themselves as great equalisers. But do your physical layouts, resources, staff, equipment and policies really support clients with a disability? And what sort of disabilities?

Might be time to have another look...

This 4 week course will guide you to useful resources, and help you to refine best-practice approaches, when aiming for inclusive participation and access to your services.
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

6 November - 3 December 2018

Register by 23 October 2018

Further information HERE.

Online

Digital Trends Roundup 2018

Feel challenged by keeping up with the wide range of tech trends and tools that come around every year? You're not alone.

This annual three week course will give you the opportunity to catch up with what's new, alongside GLAMR peers from across the country.

This year we're looking at the SHAPE of things, now and to come:

  • Shape of data: linked data, big data, metadata
  • Shape of spaces: digital labs, maker spaces, technology space, learning centres
  • Shape of electronic publishing

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

20 November - 10 December

Register by 11 November 2018

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Further information and registration HERE.

Online