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"Same truth, different reality": information literacy practices in vocational and vocational/higher education TAFE libraries

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
The aim of this conference presentation is to examine the differences in information literacy (IL) practices for VET students from TAFE libraries across Vocational only and Vocational and Higher Education delivering, TAFE institutes.

The social PLN: mature-age students finding online support

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation seeks to spark discussion, raise awareness and contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the use of social networking for professional learning, the formation and fostering of professional learning networks and the future of the profession.

Working together: the importance of collaboration between TAFE library and TAFE teachers

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation looks at how funding cuts to TAFE colleges have impacted on all areas of teaching and learning. College libraries have not escaped the axe, but nevertheless still provide important spaces and resources for teachers and students.

There and back: a story of how an idea grew beyond expectations

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

In 2013 the ANZ 23 Mobile Things programme took over the Southern Hemisphere as the professional development programme of choice.  Over 6 months, 770 people learnt how to use their mobile device to enhance their life, their libraries and their patrons’ ability to connect.  

This conference presentation goes through the process of how one tweet of an idea turned into a MOOC, what the successes were, what the challenges were, what worked and what didn’t.

Mentoring from day one (and before)

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

In this conference paper, participants will consider the induction process from the new staff member’s point of view.  They will attempt to reframe standardised, organisation-centred inductions in order to create experiences from which the staff member and the organisation both benefit.  They will explore how organisations can better identify the skills and expertise that new staff bring, how this knowledge can be shared and how staff can be mentored meaningfully.  

Analytics: a constant stream of possibilities

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation provides an insight into multiple projects running within Deakin University Library to consolidate the data across major Library services, in a cost effective and sustainable way. The overarching strategy is to develop a comprehensive dataset supporting business decisions, and in so doing allow the Library to optimise operations and services for the benefit of our clients.

Librarian's don't read on the job

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

In this conference presentation, Michael and Holger investigated the way in which people’s expectations of becoming a librarian match their lived experiences. Is a day working as a librarian full of reading books, constructing Dewey numbers and avoiding eye contact with people? Or is it a dynamic, rapidly changing vocation that calls upon highly developed communication skills and a strong connection to contemporary society?

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