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Monday, October 16, 2017

QULOC PD Scholarship Webinar

The Staffing Issues Working Party invites you to join the QULOC PD Scholarship webinar to hear from the 2017 scholarship recipients. Hosted by Alison Slocombe, Convenor SIWP, the 2017 recipients will briefly describe their PD event, takeaways, and applications to their work, their workplace and QULOC.

Speakers include:

Maureen Bezanson, SCU
International Indigenous Librarians' Forum
Megan Gribble, USC
ALIA Information Online Conference
Nerida Quatermass, QUT
Creative Commons Global Summit 2017
Maria Larkin, UQ
2017 New Librarians’ Symposium
David Honeyman, Bond
Health Libraries Australia Professional Development Day
Sarah Evans, UQ
Design thinking for improved service delivery

When: Thursday 9 November 2017, 12pm – 1pm (Brisbane time)
Register here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Event organised by the QULOC Staffing Issues Working Party

Friday, October 13, 2017

Vacancy: Digital Access Specialist, CQUniversity

CQUniversity is recruiting for a newly created position.


Digital Access Specialist

•Continuing, Full Time, CQUniversity Rockhampton North

•Total Remuneration $97,852 to $107,016 pa (Inclusive of 17% superannuation & leave loading)


Your New Role:

In this role you will be responsible for metadata and linking data in Library and vendor systems, ensuring accurate discovery and optimal access to the Library’s electronic and print resources. You will develop online help materials and provide mentoring and training to Library and frontline staff to enable them to resolve client access issues. In addition, you will contribute to the development, evaluation and continuous improvement of Library services and operations through the provision of advice and recommendations to Library Managers for improvements to resource discovery and access.


You Will Be:

•Working on demanding tasks requiring substantial effort and commitment.

•Building strong professional networks and developing and maintaining working relationships with others that requires interaction and mutual support.

•Continuously improving and exploring new ways to do the job successfully.


You Will Have:

When submitting your application please provide evidence of the following qualifications/experiences;

•Relevant Bachelor’s degree plus 3-4 years relevant experience (essential).

•Knowledge of electronic resource metadata creation, activation, discovery and linking in contemporary library systems (essential).

•Knowledge of contemporary library principles and practices, and understanding of current and emerging issues related to the delivery of library resources, preferably in the tertiary education environment (essential).


To begin your journey with Australia’s most engaged and inclusive University

•Go to http://www.cqu.edu.au/jobs and apply today!•Vacancy Reference Number: 32143•Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday 29th October 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

QULOC University Librarians' Forum 2017 - register now

The QULOC University Librarians’ Committee is pleased to present the 2017 ULs’ Forum at The Cube and you are invited to register your attendance. 
The theme of the forum is Disruption = Innovation with guest speaker Frances Eden, Director HiQ and Library Services, QUT.  

QULOC university libraries, the QULOC working parties and practitioner groups, and the University Librarians will present their experiences, responses and solutions to the theme via digital posters on The Cube.   The University Librarians will also present a lightning talk about their poster. 

You will be able to vote for your favourite working party poster and favourite university poster.   Voting details will be forwarded on 1 November.
When: 2:30pm - 5:30pm Wednesday 1 November 2017

Cost: free to QULOC member libraries staff

Where: P512 + The Cube, QUT Gardens Point campus and streamed.

  • Registrations from 2pm at P512
  • Speakers 2:30 – 4pm at P512
  • ULs’ poster screening at The Cube from 1pm – 5:30pm
  • University and QULOC Working Party posters screening at The Cube from 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Refreshments served from 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Attending in person: register here by 24 October 2017
Attending via Zoom: register here 
Q&A via Sli.do: #ULForum17 

Twitter #QULOC17
Contact: quloc.exec.officer@gmail.com

Friday, September 8, 2017

Smart, Savvy & Social II

In February 2017 the “21st Century Academic: Smart, Savvy and Social” workshop was delivered for the first time at the Brisbane Research Bazaar (RezBaz).   Smart, Savvy & Social II will guide Liaison Librarians on how they can deliver this interactive and dynamic course to their research community in the carpentry style.

Facilitated by Stephanie Bradbury, Research Support Manager, QUT Library and QULOC Research Support Working Party Convenor, speakers include:


When:  12pm – 1:30pm AEST, Thursday 5 October 2017

Cost: Free

Where: via Zoom - register here


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Event organised by the QULOC Research Support Working Party

Monday, September 4, 2017

QULOC News #22 now available

QULOC News #22 now available http://www.quloc.org.au/QULOC+News+Issue+22+2017 
In this edition:
  • Farewells and welcomes to University Librarians' Committee
  • QULOC Professional Development Scholarship recipients and reports
  • Updates from the university libraries
  • Events and date claimers

NVivo Pro – Getting Started

NVivo Pro – Getting Started


The NVivo Pro – Getting Started workshop is designed to expand Liaison Librarians’ understanding of the digital literacies required in today’s academic environment.   NVivo is a useful tool that library staff can use in evaluations of services and reporting. 

Trainers from the Information and Digital Literacy Team at The University of Queensland Library will deliver this workshop for Liaison Librarians focussing on using the software but not analysing the data.

NVivo Pro – Getting Started will cover:

  • Manage raw data for importing into NVivo
  • Create a project for data analysis
  • Understand and code nodes and cases
  • Work with your own memos, annotations and links
  • Explore data for analysis
  • Visualise your project
This event is only available to QULOC member libraries due to the limited places available. 

Light refreshments will be served.

When: 10am – 1pm Monday 23 October 2017

Cost: $25.00

Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Level 5, D501, Duhig Tower (Building #2) UQ, St Lucia

Register here - registrations close Monday 16 October 5pm


Event organised by the QULOC Learning and Information Services Working Party

Thursday, August 24, 2017

QULOC Event: Career Planning with Sue Hutley

Career Planning with Sue Hutley is a dynamic and interactive workshop that offers tools, techniques, and new ways of thinking about planning your career.  Sue will discuss how to play to your strengths, how to plan ahead for contingencies and how to make the most of your employment situation.  

Workshop activities will encourage you to consider:
·         How do you see your situation, both personally and professionally, as part of a team and the library in relation to change and strategic priorities?
·         How might your work (skills and responsibilities) change in the next few years, and how prepared are you for this change?
·         What makes you come to work, what do you like about your work, how can you take responsibility to change things you don’t like?
·         Who are your champions, and how can they help you?
·         How can you collectively empower your colleagues?

Participants will be required to complete a pre-workshop activity received upon registering.

Light refreshments will be served. Places are limited.

When: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (AEST) Friday 13 October 2017

Where: S02_6.38, Webb Centre, Griffith University, South Bank campus

Register here

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Webinar: Lightning Talks - Analytics for libraries: Trends, tools and uses

Lightning Talks - Analytics for libraries: Trends, tools and uses

The use of analytics in higher education has grown in recent years with ‘Learning Analytics’ consistently appearing on the NMC Horizon Report. Libraries have delved into the realm of analytics, using data from vendors, experimenting with tools and data services, to generating their own local data.

Join the QULOC ICT Working Party Lightning Talks webinar to explore some of the ways libraries have used analytics to shape library services and user interactions.

Opening the webinar will be a presentation from Aaron Tay, Manager Library Analytics & Research Librarian at Singapore Management University and author of Musings About Librarianship. Aaron will discuss trends in the use of analytics in libraries. This introduction will be followed by QULOC member libraries sharing their own case studies, including presentations on:

  • CAUL statistics dashboard in Alma (Peta Hopkins, Bond University)
  • Analytics for evaluating MARC records services: EzProxy logs and Tableau (Suzanne Bailey, Griffith University)
  • Re-visiting analytics for long term trend analysis (Sally Donnelly, Southern Cross University)
  • Using Search Term Analytics to tweak Library Database discovery for students (Cathy Slaven, Queensland University of Technology)
  • Managing COUNTER usage data and SUSHI harvesting (Alma plus JUSP) (Adam Atkinson, University of Queensland)
When: 12pm - 1.30pm AEST (10am-11.30am local time in Singapore), Friday 8 September 2017

Cost: Free

Where: via Zoom - Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Event organised by the QULOC Information and Communication Technology Working Party

Friday, July 21, 2017

Vacant Position: Patron Management Assistant, UQ

The University of Queensland Library is currently recruiting for the following position:

Patron Management Assistant
Information Systems and Resource Services

This position is a member of both the Patron Management and Learning Resources Team.  The duties include but are not limited to:
  • Answer basis client enquiries
  • Assist with the processing of learning resources and orders
  • Select a range of databases and other sources to obtain bibliographic and location data
  • Assist in the creation, editing/maintenance of systems records
  • Retrieve, sort and shelve library materials
See Position Description for further duties HEW3 Patron Management Assistant (ISRS).pdf 
This is a fixed term, full-time position ending 22 December 2017 and is located at the St Lucia campus.
Further details are available on UQJobs (search under the Job Reference Number 500890 or click the link)
Applications close: 3 August 2017 (11:55 pm AES)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Digital Humanities Pathways Forum - Griffith University

You are invited to attend our Digital Humanities Pathways Forum  which will demonstrate local and national eResearch tools and services available to researchers working across the humanities, arts and social sciences. It is an opportunity to find out how information technologies have been applied to the humanities to accelerate research projects.

Event details

Date Friday, 21 July 2017
Time 9.30am - 4.00pm
Location Ship Inn, Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets, South Bank Campus, Griffith University, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
The aim of this workshop is to encourage a discussion around the current digital collaboration trends, demonstrate the value of digital research and explore future possibilities for the Digital Humanities space in Queensland.
Opening Address
Future directions for the humanities and social sciences in Australia - Professor Suzanne Miller, Queensland Chief Scientist.
Unlocking the Australian Archives:
  • Prosecutions Project - Professor Mark Finnane, Griffith University
  • Cultures and Community 360 data sharing model - Sarah Nisbet, eRSA
SHOWCASE: Digital Humanities across the nation - What's happening in Digital Humanities in Queensland, in the rest of Australia, and how it is evolving.
  •  Speakers to be confirmed
Interactive Panel Discussions
Digital Humanities beyond the University: Cultural institutions in the GLAM sector talk about their collections and how they make them available to researchers.
  •  Speakers to be confirmed.
 The Future of Digital Humanities infrastructure - A discussion about what’s next for Digital Humanities infrastructure and how we can make the most of it.
This Pathways forum is for anyone in Queensland working across the humanities, social sciences, arts and GLAM sectors. If you are a researcher or supporting research in the humanities and social sciences in Queensland this event is for you.

Please register to attend below.

Can't make it? That's ok!

Be sure to subscribe to our dedicated Digital Humanities eNewsletter to hear all about it and what's to come! In the meantime, you can stay updated by reading our dedicated Cultures & Community blog

The eRSA team are here to help, when you need us most. Contact us on 08 7228 6236 (9am - 5pm), email servicedesk@ersa.edu.au or visit our self-service support site www.ersa.edu.au/support