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
 
     

Mature Matrix: library services for seniors

New course

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.

 

This course would help support preparation for your seniors' week activities.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

 


14 February - 6 March 2017 

Reg by 30 January 2017
 

Registrations now open

Further information and to register HERE

Online

Futureproof: BORN DIGITAL practical digitisation skills

New course

This short 'n sweet, 3 week course will focus on the practical tasks of storing and maintaining born digital objects. It will consider the particular requirements of futureproofing these types of items.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

7 March - 27 March 2017

Register by 20 Feb 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

YA - Why not!?

New course

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.

 

Great preparation for National Youth Week 2017  31 March - 9 April

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

14 March - 3 April 2017

Register by 27 Feb 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

RDA for Practitioners

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

20 March -  9 April 2017

Register by 6 March 2017

 

Registrations now open

Further information and to register HERE

 

Online

Copyright and Libraries

Back by popular demand!

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

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 20 

26 April - 23 May 2017

Register by 11 April 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Futureproof: ANALOGUE practical digitisation skills

New course

This short 'n sweet, 3 week course will focus on the practical tasks of storing and maintaining analogue objects. It will consider the particular requirements of futureproofing these types of items.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

2 May - 22 May 2017

Register by 18 April 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Great Library Spaces

New course

As we celebrate fantastic library design this year, with the inaugural Australian Library Design Awards, we thought it would be worth examining and learning about what makes a really good library space.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 20

 

23 May - 19 June 2017

Register by 8 May 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Digital DIY : making instructional materials in-house

Back by popular demand!

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

This 4 week course will focus on the practical tasks of creating educational materials such as presentations, tutorials and book trailers - as well as an introduction to recording simple live events.

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 20

30 May - 26 June 2017

Register by 15 May 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

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.

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

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 30

5 June - 16 July 2017

Register by 22 May 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Performance Metrics

New course

Bibliometrics, altmetrics, and more. 

 

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

25 July - 14 August 2017

Register by 10 July 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Catching the Third Wave :  planning and managing digital repositories

Back again in 2017, this extensive 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

15 August - 25 September 2017

Register by 31 July 2017 

 

Further information and registration coming soon

 

Online

Metadata for Images

New course

This 3 week course will help you get your head around the particular metadata requirements for the efficient storage and retrieval of image-based objects.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

3 October - 23 October 2017

Register by 18 Sept 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Infographics 101

New course

We all love them. Now you can learn how to create them. 

Get your messages, data and information across, at a glance, through visual representations.

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15  

 

17 October - 6 November 2017

Register by 3 Oct 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online

Digital Trends Roundup 2017

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

ALIA PD Scheme points = 15

7 Nov - 27 Nov 2017

Register by 23 Oct 2017

 

Further information and registration coming soon

Online