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.)
 
Don't forget to check out other ALIA PD opportunities: conferences, Group's events, journals and ebooks for members, and PD Postings. More general information about PD events can be found here.
 
MORE TRAINING OPTIONS WILL BE ADDED TO THIS PAGE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
 
Questions? Contact training@alia.org.au or call 1800 020 071
Topic/s Course                                                          Date/s Type

Further Information

Job seeking 

Writing to Selection Criteria

Get the tools to sell your portfolio of skills, knowledge and experience for job applications.

This course has been developed by Dr Ann Villiers with librarians and information management professionals in mind. It is presented through a series of emailed modules, with personal feedback.

See the course brochure for more information and to register.

ALIA PERSONAL MEMBERS ONLY

ALIA PD Scheme points =7

 

Register and commence at any time

Online

 

Emailed modules

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and
to register

Wikipedia

ALIA's Wikipedia Editing Workshops

Libraries and Wikipedia are natural partners; find out why, and how you can really open up your library's unique resources and knowledge to the world through editing and contributing to Wikipedia.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points =  7 (workshop)

 

Held between Feb - April 2015

in your capital city (check for your state)

Face-to-face

Click for further information

Data Management

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 short workshop on data management - why, what and how. 

(Non members welcome $25/hd)

 

ALIA PD Scheme points =  2 (workshop)

 

PERTH - 28 April 2015

Register by 17 April
 

ADELAIDE - 27 August 2015

Register by 26 Aug

 

DARWIN - 8 September 2015

Register by 7 September

 

ACT 15 & 16 October

Register by 30 Sept and 1 Oct

 

 

 

Other states coming soon

Face-to-face

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Customer Service / Indigenous resources

Cultural Connections : Library Services for Indigenous Australian Communities

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

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

6 Oct - 27 Oct 2015

Reg by 28 Sept

Registrations NOW OPEN

Online

Further information and registration 

Register HERE

Customer Service / Web Design / Social Media

Customer Service in a Digital Age

Increasingly we interact with our users online rather than in person. How can we maintain the same levels of customer service? This course will examine ways to evaluate your existing web presence and develop ways to better service, engage, excite and encourage your customers to interact through your website and social media.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

 

4 Aug - 24 Aug 2015

Reg by 20 July

Registrations NOW CLOSED

Online

 

Research Support

Reskilling for Research Support: A Practical Workshop

A one-day workshop designed for librarians working in a research environment who wish to develop their skills in bibliometrics, eResearch, social media and other areas to provide increased support to researchers

ALIA PD Scheme points = 7  

SYDNEY - 11 September

Register by 4 Sept

MELBOURNE - 18 September

Register by 11 Sept

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

 

Also available as a customised in-house course.

Face-to-face

Further information and registration 

Register HERE

Reader's advisory / Reading

Reading Makes the World Go 'Round

This unit will introduce participants to the wide range of literature in library collections and the ways libraries can promote its use to clients; the course will also examine the role of libraries in promoting literature and reading.

This course celebrates and supports the aims of the Love2Read campaign.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30  

(This course may allow participants to claim credit for CULINL501A in the National Training Package)

 

1 June - 12 July 2015

Register by 18 May 

Regsistrations NOW CLOSED

Online

Further information and registration 

Register HERE

Storytelling

Once Upon a Story: storytelling made easy

Short Course

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 2015, this course will be filled with loads of ideas, examples, resources and opportunities for learning together and sharing. 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

14 July - 4 Aug 2015

Reg by 29 June

Regsistrations NOW CLOSED

Online

 

Further information and registration 

Register HERE

Digitisation / Metadata / Local resources

Catching the Third Wave : local resources, digital repositories and metadata

Back again in 2015, 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

See the course brochure for more information and to register.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

 

12 Oct - 20 Nov 2015

Reg by 6 Oct

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Online

Further information and registration 

HERE

RDA

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

 

4 May - 25 May 2015

Reg by 20 April

Reg's NOW CLOSED

OR

3 August - 24 August 2015

Reg by 20 July

REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

Online

Further information and registration 

HERE

 

Cataloguing

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.

See the course brochure for more information and to register.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

24 June - 5 August 2015

Reg by 10 June

Registrations NOW CLOSED

Online

Further information and registration 

REGISTER HERE

 

Digitisation

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  

11 May - 29 May 2015

Register by 27 April

Reg's NOW CLOSED

Online

Further information and registration 

HERE

Marketing / Program

development and promotion

Grow the Love: promote your library service

Back by popular demand in 2015!

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).

See the course brochure for more information and to register.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

23 Feb - 5 April 2015

Register by 7 Feb

Reg's NOW CLOSED

Online

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and
to register