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Staff Development: Home

Information for Library staff in support of professional development

Upcoming Online Events (1)

Irish Libraries: Living with COVID-19: Engaging, empowering and enriching 09:30 to 12:45 20th January 2021 

UKSG webinar: "Inclusion zone: A case study in digital accessibility" | 4th Dec 2-3pm


Research Support Games Day” Tuesday 8th December 2020, 10:00-17:10 GMT (this link should show you the time in your local time zone -

Many of our courses for the remainder of this year are now fully booked. There is still time to book on the following courses:  

Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets, 7 & 8 December

Licensing your Content, 9 & 10 December

Find out more about ALPSP virtual training courses

UKSG Further Education Webinar Series 2020  Dates:  25th November & 1st December  (11am and 2pm session each day)

Exlibris The role of National Libraries in times of economic and health crisis, Wednesday, 09.12.2020 at 12pm London

Theory & Practice of using collaborative tools online – Thursday 26th November, 12 -3 pm 

20 January: Managing digital in a time of accelerating change - John Stack, Digital Director, Science Museum Group - register

(UKeiG) "Library Social Media During the Pandemic " from 10 am to  1 pm on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

Customer Services Group UK annual conference Programme, 27 Nov 2020  Registration (closes 20th Nov.)

'What you need to know about the new Web of Science platform' - **FREE** Webinars

  • Session 2:  Thursday 26th November at 2pm London(1 hour)  Register

Learning Technology Forum offers you a one-stop to support you with blended and online teaching

ALPSP: Acquiring and Selling Publishing Assets - Virtual Training Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 December (Two sessions)Times: 09:00-12:00 (EST), 14:00-17:00 (GMT), 15:00-18:00 (CET)

ALASP: Licensing your Content - Virtual Training  Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 December (Two sessions)

Times: 09:00-12:00 (EST), 14:00-17:00 (GMT), 15:00-18:00 (CET)


                          STAFF SUGGESTION FORM

RLUK: 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)

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 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)

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

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


News & Articles

Online Events (2)

OASPA webinar: Introducing the OA Switchboard Date: Tuesday, 8th December 2020 Time: 3.30 pm – 4.45 pm GMT

ALPSP training programme 2021: Bookings now open 2021:

ALPSP Journal Development 1: Practical plans for improving journal success | Virtual training Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 February

Scholarly Publishing: Resilience as an opportunity for transformation Tuesday 19 January 14.00-15.30

Webinar Title: Discover the New Web of Science

  • Thursday 26 November at 2pm London (1 hour) Register
  • Tuesday 8th December at 10am London (1 hour)Register
  • Wednesday 9th December at 10am London (1 hour)Register
  • Monday 14th December at 9am London (1 hour)Register
  • Tuesday 15th December at 1pm London (1 hour)Register

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

The Irish Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) online event on Friday, 11th December 2020 with Conversation 1 taking place at 10.00-11.30 and Conversation 2 at 14.00 – 15.30, schedule of speakers and registration details

Details on Library Juice Academy courses for December/January


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