Webinar – Professionals as researchers (full details)

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With only a couple of days left till LARK’s webinar, it’s time to reveal the details of an action-packed hour. It is a perfect coincidence that ALIA decided to launch its LIS Practitioner Research Specialisation on Monday. Judy Brooker, Director of Learning at ALIA has kindly agreed to give us a sneak peak of this exciting development.

How to join?

Monday 2 July 2018, 4 – 5pm AEST

Follow this link from your computer, tablet or smartphone

You can also dial in using your phone.
Australia: +61 2 9087 3604
Access Code: 263-136-413 

Webinar Program

Learning Circle Research at Deakin University Library
Ms Linlin Zhao, Ms Rickey Morey
For the last four years, Deakin University Library has run a structured professional development program for liaison librarians. This means meeting face-to-face once a month from April to November to focus on a topic designed to develop the skill sets of our liaisons. During 2016 this program revolved around ‘Learning Circles’, where liaisons spent the year learning how to do research. They chose a topic and progressed through each stage of completing their research project, with guidance from Deakin’s academics. One group is now submitting for publication. This talk will discuss the Learning Circle program, and how professional development continues to be supported for Deakin’s liaison librarians in 2018.
Research as an elephant: environments for growth

Dr Suzana Sukovic, Ms Jamaica Eisner

Research in professional contexts has some unique challenges and opportunities. In this presentation, we will consider research as a living organism in some frequently encountered organisational environments. Based on our experience of working in libraries and educational institutions, we will consider how to develop support systems for research in practice. We will also discuss how library and information professionals, especially LIS graduates, can translate and apply existing skills in their organisational contexts. 

Practitioner Research Specialisation

Ms Judy Brooker

Judy Brooker, Director of Learning, ALIA, will discuss the new ALIA PD Scheme LIS Practitioner Research Specialisation including the twelve competencies that can be used to support your ongoing professional learning. Find out how you can gain formal recognition and Certified Professional status by undertaking best practice in LIS Practitioner Research.

About presenters

Linlin Zhao
Linlin Zhao is a Research Librarian at Deakin University Library and a PhD candidate at Faculty of IT, Monash University. Her research investigates the theoretical principles and practical implications of developing digital-focused library research support programs through a design-based research approach. As a Research Librarian, Linlin provides the University’s research community with customised support in literature searching, scholarly communication, citation analysis and data management.

Rickie Morey

Rickie is a Research Librarian at Deakin University Library and has worked in academic libraries for 11 years. Rickie completed a Master in Information Studies (Applied Research) with CSU in 2015, deciding to return to complete a research masters to gain further experience doing library and information-related research, having previously completed the Grad Dip Info Mgt with RMIT University in 2006. Rickie was awarded the Zenith Postgraduate Information Studies Prize in 2015.

Suzana Sukovic
Suzana is Director, Research at HETI, and LARK’s founder and chair. With extensive experience in the library and information industry, a PhD in LIS and over 20 years of research experience, she is committed to conducting and promoting research in practice.

Jamaica Eisner
Jamaica is Research Officer at HETI and LARK’s Treasurer. Before coming to HETI, Jamaica volunteered at Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training’s library and spent many year working in a bookstore. Her interest in research has led her to the current professional and volunteer positions.


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