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
 
     

2019 Courses

 Further courses will be added for 2019 shortly.

 

Great Library Spaces

 

Inspired by the ALIA Library Design Awards and amazing new and renovated libraries, it is timely to run this course dedicated to library spaces.

Investment is made in libraries to make spaces both appealing and functional and to utilise the available space to the best advantage. 

This course will showcase new, redesigned and renovated library spaces and the way that they are being used to meet the dynamic needs of the library’s community or inspire new interactions.

 

Participating the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20


26 February - 25 March 2019

Register by 12 February 2019
 

Further information HERE

Online

Libraries and Homelessness

New Course

Libraries today play a key role in embracing diverse community and supporting social justice, and yet we often fall behind or lack clear strategies when dealing with certain marginalised sections of our communities – including those experiencing homelessness.

This 4 week course will help you understand the resources and skills to develop helpful and rewarding library relationships with people experiencing homelessness, and the community which supports them.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

19 March - 14 April 2019

Register by 12 March 2019

 

Further information HERE.

Online

Readers' Advisory

Still a core skill necessary for many, especially those working in public and school libraries.

This 3 week course will sharpen your skills and approach. People will marvel at your biblio-awareness! Secret library business indeed...
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

26 March - 15 April 2019

Register by 12 March 2019

 

Further information  HERE.

Online

WebDewey

New Course

All you need to know to effectively use WebDewey, the online version of DDC 23 (Dewey Decimal Classification).

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

30 April - 27 May 2019

Register by 16 April 2019

 

Further information HERE.

 

Privacy matters : libraries, client trust, data and safety

Back by popular demand!

The much touted idea that 'privacy is dead' in an online world, has serious implications for libraries and our clients.

It has been said that "surveillance is the business model of the internet". What does this mean for our privacy, and our clients' privacy? 

This 4 week course will help you understand the issues surrounding identity, privacy, and safety in today's libraries - specifically focusing on client expectations, understandings, and needs.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

7 May - 3 June 2019

Register by 16 April 2019

 

Further information  HERE.

Online

Infographics 101

We all love them. Now you can learn how to create them, in this 4 week course. 

Get your messages, data and information across, at a glance, through visual representation. Now THAT's a valuable skill! 

Who's a data visualisation wiz? You are! 

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

21 May - 17 June 2019

Register by 7 May 2019

 

Further information HERE.

Online

Community Engagement

Your library or information service might be doing some great stuff, but if it's not what your communities are interested in, or isn't useful to them, delivered in the wrong way or place, or they simply don't know about it - you quickly become irrelevant and your funders will start asking uncomfortable questions...

Sharpen your client focus and accountability! 

This 4 week course will extend your skills at identifying and responding to the needs of your users, and ensuring you deliver what they want, when and where they want it - and that they know about it. 

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

23 July - 19 August 2019

Register by 9 July 2019

Further information HERE.

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. Great for those needing a refresh, or for beginners.

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

TAFE NSW,  RTO 90003, Statement of Attainment in Cataloguing Basics


 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 30

15 October - 25 November 2019

Register by 1 October 2019

*COURSE FULL*

Email training@alia.org.au to go on a cancellation list.

 

4 February - 16 March 2020

Register by 21 January 2020

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

Online

Teaching, Training, Facilitating

Teaching others is an art, and a science. Do you understand the best ways to teach something new to a particular group, or individual? 

This 4 week course will help you understand some of the basic principles underlying teaching and learning at any age, and will improve your skills as a trainer.

This course will meet the requirements of the national Training Package Unit TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction.

TAFE NSW,  RTO 90003, Statement of Attainment in Training, Teaching, Facilitating 

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20


27 August - 23 September 2019

Register by 13 August 2019

 

Further information HERE.

 

Online

STEM in Libraries

 
Libraries are places of exploration and investigation - a natural place to support STEM - however it's easy to feel like an "accidental STEM librarian" whether through lack of experience, confidence or support.
 
This 4  week course will help you understand the resources and skills needed to develop strong STEM programming in your library. 
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

10 September - 7 October 2019

Register by 3 September 2019

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

Online

FREE WEBINAR


STEM in Libraries: in conversation with Keliann LaConte

Keliann Laconte has worked with library, education, and STEM professionals to support the “STEM in libraries” movement in the U.S. for nearly a decade. She co-convened the 2015 Public Libraries & STEM conference and currently provides resources and training to U.S. librarians as part of the leadership team of the STAR Library Network (STAR Net). 

Last year she spent some time in Australia undertaking research  to provide a snapshot of the state of STEM programming in Australian libraries and developed directions for ongoing collaboration at the intersection of STEM and libraries. This year she's in the UK, looking at how they do things there. 

Join us to discuss her work, and findings so far, about STEM and libraries in the US, UK and Australia.

Hosted by Gary Lom - ALIA Training consultant teacher.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 1

Thursday 22 August 2019

7:30pm AEST

 

 

Online

RDA for Practitioners

Updated course

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. 

 

24 September - 14 October 2019

Register by 10 September2019

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

Online

Futureproof - practical digitisation skills

Back by popular demand!

Libraries continue to play an important role in ensuring future access to heritage materials by preparing digital copies from a range of original formats.

Futureproof – Analog will focus on the practical tasks of creating “good” digital objects, such as scanned photos, digitised audio tapes or searchable text documents. It will consider the basic ideas of futureproofing analog objects by digitisation i.e. the creation of a digital facsimile.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

15 October - 4 November 2019

Register by 1 October 2019

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

Online

OPEN : access to information today

New Course!

…libraries are key actors in information politics. They are central – both practically and symbolically – to the idea that everyone should have meaningful access to information (IFLA blog Libraries and the politics of information, Jan 2019)

Libraries have a major stake in understanding and engaging with the various ongoing initiatives aimed at ensuring “openness” – for the sake of our clients, and, arguably, for the future of democracy. But we also need to recognise the pitfalls and difficulties, and understand where openness can work, and where it may be unrealistic.

Open knowledge, open access, open data, open government, open source, open notebook. Commons and wikis. Evolving licencing models. Libraries as publishers. Emerging roles and infrastructures. The differences between free and open?  Between gratis and libre? What is F.A.I.R?

And more importantly how can these initiatives help libraries make sound choices- for our clients, our students, our citizens? With our budgets and collections…and for our future?

This 4 week course will guide you through these evolving issues and changing information landscape, enabling you to make informed decisions for your library, your clients and yourself.

 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

29 October - 25 November 2019

Register by  24 October 2019

 

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

Online

Libraries and Metadata

Discoverability is fundamental to managing any collection. Understanding and using metadata effectively ensures your resources are connected, relevant and easily found both on the web and in the broader networked world. 

Learn more about current practices, and what's around the corner like BIBFRAME, and linked open data.

 

This 3 week course will extend your knowledge of this developing area of resource description and access.
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 15

 

22 October - 11 November 2019

Register by 8 October 2019

 

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

 

Online

Library services for people with a disability: access and inclusion

Libraries pride themselves as great equalisers. But do your physical layouts, resources, staff, equipment and policies really support clients with a disability? And what sort of disabilities?

Might be time to have another look...

This 4 week course will guide you to useful resources, and help you to refine best-practice approaches, when aiming for inclusive participation and access to your services.
 

Participating in the ALIA PD Scheme? PD points = 20

5 November - 2 December 2019

Register by 22 October 2019

 

Registration now open.

Further information and registration HERE.

Online