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Understanding Australian public library responses to the COVID-19 crisis

On 24th March 2020 the Prime Minister of Australia declared the immediate closure of libraries across the country as part of the national attempt to slow the rate of COVID-19 infections. This meant over 1,600 public library service points across the country in urban, regional and remote locations, were no longer able to offer services on their premises.
 

At the edge, collaboration and the blended lecture room: breaking the mould to improve student learning [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper "At the edge, collaboration and the blended lecture room: breaking the mould to improve student learning" presented at the ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference.
 
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At the edge, collaboration and the blended lecture room: breaking the mould to improve student learning

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
 
Abstract:
 
Using one subject class as a case study, this presentation will discuss the value of innovation in constructively aligning the teaching of information literacy skills into a subject in terms of student engagement and outcomes. In the context of reimagining an existing subject, the library lecture was completely redeveloped. The results of the first assessment, an annotated bibliography, showed that all students found relevant scholarly resources and all passed.

An illegal adoption? — What future for fair use in Australia? [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
 
In 2014 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recommended the introduction of an American-style fair use, an architecture of non category-based permissible exceptions to the exclusive rights of copyright owners. The conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports discussion of the ALRC report and possible futures for Australian copyright law.

10 ways that libraries power high performance schools [poster]

This advocacy document [poster] illustrates the ways that Australian school libraries power high performance government, Catholic and independent schools through providing modern learning environments, digital hubs, developing student research skills, promoting reading for pleasure, providing curriculum support and cybersafety education, celebrating diversity, enabling participation and access, coordinating special programs, and building communities.

10 ways that libraries power high performance organisations [poster]

This advocacy document [poster] illustrates the ways that Australian special libraries serve clients in government, health, law, business, banking, consulting, research, science and technology, the arts, media and other industries by providing facts not fiction, decision-ready information, usable big data, tailored resources, 24/7 electronic delivery of information, a world view of cutting edge information theory and practice, access to the latest news, staff professional development, information and technology expertise, and preservation services.

An illegal adoption? — What future for fair use in Australia?

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
 
In 2014 the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recommended the introduction of an American-style fair use, an architecture of non category-based permissible exceptions to the exclusive rights of copyright owners. The conference presentation discusses the ALRC report and possible futures for Australian copyright law.

Making Griffith University's Open Research Statement a reality: first steps [slides]

Health Libraries Australia Lunchtime seminars 2021: Thursday 15th July and Thursday 22nd July, 1.00-2.30pm. 
 
This seminar presentation (PowerPoint slides) discusses the work of the Open Research Reference Group formed to address the barriers to change in the first steps towards making open research a reality at Griffith University.

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