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Information for Library staff in support of professional development

Upcoming Online Events (1)

SLA Europe webinar: Supporting scholarly research: perspectives from Europe and America Wed, Mar 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM GMT

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition 2021 Date: 12th to 14th April 2021 9am – 5pm BST  

'Conducting a Systematic Review: a practical guide' | course presented by Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE), Cardiff University DATE: 12-14/19-20 April 2021

Cpd25 Online recruitment: applying for a job & recruiting new team members in an online, remote environment  9th March 2021 2pm-3.45pm

Free CILIP event - Studying Library and Information Management Thursday, March 18, 2021

2:00 PM

Introductory courses from ALPSP How Journals Work Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 March Times: 10:00-13:00 (EDT), 14:00-17:00 (GMT) 15:00-18:00 (CET) Tutors: Simon Linacre, Cabells | Juliet Harrison, Emerald Publishing

CILIP Special Interest Groups the Knowledge and Information Management Group (K&IMG) and the UK e-information Group (UKeiG)  half-day online CPD course on "Digital Products for Knowledge Management" from 2 pm to 5 pm on Tuesday 30th March 2021.

 The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG)

UKeiG half-day online CPD course on "Research Data Management for information professionals – from researcher need to effective service" from 2 pm to 5 pm on Monday 15th March, 2021

UKeiG a half-day online CPD on "How to communicate your research using social media, blogs, video and infographics" from 2 pm to 5 pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021


 Digital Shift Forum - #RLUKDSF

  • “This building is never complete” – a tale of space, users and technologies: Hiral Patel, Lecturer and Architect, University of Cardiff 3 March 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT): register

Further details of forthcoming seminars up until May 2021 are available from the #RLUKDSF webpage.


UKSG - The Open Access Lifecycle Online Seminar 2021 - 2nd & 9th March

Discovering ProQuest Primary Resources; Online training delivered by experts. | 10th March | 31st March 21st April 12th May 

AdvanceHE Workshops

Creativity in blended teaching 2 Date: 13 April 2021

Gamification 2 Date: 24 May 2021

 NISO events page & educational programming for 2021!

NISO Monthly webinars

Wednesday, April 28, the 2021 NFAIS Forethought Strategic Summit will focus on Engineering and Upgrading Systems for New Content Types and Function

Find out more about ALPSP virtual training courses



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Written by Ken Chad, Director of Ken Chad Consulting, Trends in the library technology market – a UK perspective

Jisc and the OA Switchboard have established an agreement allowing UK universities who are Jisc members to use the service for free! Here’s a new blog post on the details, as well as more information on what the Switchboard is and how to sign up

OCLC Research launch new discussion series on linked data: Next generation of Metadata

The Academic Teaching Librarian's Handbook by Claire McGuinness. EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Post-Pandemic Plans for Remote Work

EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Stress in the Workplace

LERU (League of European Research Universities) has just issued a detailed Note on the role of Open Science in the ‘new normal’. There is also an interview, explaining the background and identifying 41 actions that any university can take to further Open Science policy and practice.

EDUCAUSE Review | EDUCAUSEPandemic Lessons for Course Design

Educase Review IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Top Content in 2020

#1. The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

#2. How Technology Can Support Student Success during COVID-19

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

#3. Top IT Issues, 2021: Emerging from the Pandemic

#4. Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education

[video] Teaching during COVID-19: Why We're Fortunate

The special LILAC issue (15/1) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read and download at

AdvanceHE November Update

December issue (14/2) of the Journal of Information Literacy (JIL) has been published and is free to read online.

A blog/article, ‘Say Hello to the New Web of Science’

Aggregate and amplify - enhancing the value and use of theses and dissertations. Higher Education Library Technology [HELibTech] Briefing Paper No. 6, July 2020

Available at
RLUK launch: A manifesto for the digital shift in research libraries.

ACRL Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries: Preparing to Reopen LibGuide

Educase Review Unmerited Distress: Four Perspectives of a University Coping with COVID-19

Educase Review 3 Reasons to Go Online with New Student Orientations

Check out all Liber webinar recordings on our YouTube channel. Below you'll find our most recent webinar recording from the 26th of February - How Can Libraries Help Keep Open Science Infrastructure Free and Independent? 

LUK: Recover, Retrench, Reset: an international symposium exploring the reopening of research libraries and the ‘new normal’ in the Covid-19 landscape

Watch recent LIBER videos

All videos produced by CNI, including all that have been released so far from the CNI Spring 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting, are available channels on YouTube ( and Vimeo (

 Close of Virtual Meeting (Plenary) (Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information)

Vimeo: YouTube:

 Navigating Communal Rights for Digital Preservation and Open Access (Rachel Deblinger, Sharon Farb and Todd Grappone, University of California, Los Angeles) Vimeo: YouTube:

 IT Guidance at the Yale University Library (Dale Hendrickson, Yale University)



 The On-again, Off-again Career of Learning Analytics (Malcolm Brown, EDUCAUSE)

Vimeo: YouTube:

 Transforming Scholarly Publishing at The Ohio State University (Short Update) (Maureen Walsh, The Ohio State University)

Vimeo: YouTube:

 Project ReShare: Reimagining Content Delivery Networks with the User at the Center (Short Update) (Scott Garrison, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services) Vimeo: 


Online Events (2)

Online Clarivate Event: Clarivate Publisher Forum 2021: 2-4 March

  • March 2 2021: Research integrity and impact: 2pm GMT – 3.15pm GMT
  • March 3 2021: Getting real about Open Research: 2pm GMT – 3.15pm GMT
  • March 4 2021: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in research communities

Sherif event reminder: Coping with the new normal:  Where next for e-resources and practical

Copyright Essentials 2021Thursday 18 March 10-1 and Thursday 25 March 10-1
10:00 - 13:00 on 18 & 25 March

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG)

Six IDEO U online programmes on creative problem solving and play. Starting January 21 

Focus on Open Science programme, UCL Office for Open Science & Scholarship  Spring conference, afternoons of the 26th and 27th April 2021.

NISO Events for 2021

ALPSP training programme 2021: Bookings now open 2021:

Quick Tips for Teaching Online series: Course Design for Enhancing Social Connectedness among Online Students (Part 3)

The final part in this 3-part post (part 1part 2) considers How can pedagogical strategies and course design enhance social connectedness among participants in online courses? 

The Learning Technology Forum team

Details on  Library Juice Courses courses for February/March


Virtual Poster Session - Invitation From Koç University Library
Academic and Research Libraries in the whirlwind of a pandemic: A trap or a chance for transformation

Cpd25 The future of academic library services (Poster)
(Commentary) Olga O’Connell and Rachel Dollimore, London Metropolitan University

How to capture a moment in history – the Royal College of Nursing digital archive
(Commentary) Dawn Williams, Royal College of Nursing

Diversity: Task and Finish group poster

Libraries: the most truly democratic space? (Poster)
(Commentary)  Sara Burnett and Elizabeth Malone, Kingston University

Preparing for ‘near-future’ eTextbook technologies (Poster)

(Commentary) Neil Dixon and Sarah Elsegood, Anglia Ruskin Universit

Re-envisioning the library assistant role at the Royal College of Nursing: A day in the life (Poster)
(Commentary) Phil Segall, Royal College of Nursing

Wellbeing: Task and Finish Group poster

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