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Information for Library staff in support of professional development

Tips for Teaching

Quick Tips for Teaching Online series: Constructive alignment: using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy in curriculum design to align teaching, learning and assessment (Reading Time: ~5 minutes)

Quick Tips for Teaching Online: 3 Strategies for Evaluating Your Online Module

Quick Tips for Teaching Online series: Spring Semester and AY 2020/'21 Wrap-Up (Reading Time: ~4 minutes)

  1. Round-up of the blog series for the 2020/'21 academic year with an eye on the present, an eye to the future,
  2. Summary list of all blog posts to the series this academic year, and
  3. Inviting your feedback on the blog series to date, offering you an opportunity to contribute a future blog post (UL Staff only).


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


                          STAFF SUGGESTION FORM


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

Upcoming Online Events

Online Training from CILIP in September & October 2021

•             Copyright Essentials

Two part course: Thursday 9 September 10-1 and Thursday 16 September 10-1 from Naomi Korn Associates, in partnership with CILIP

•             Organisational Storytelling

Two part course: Tuesday 12 October 10-1 and Tuesday 19 October 10-1 from TheKnowledgeBusiness, in partnership with CILIP

•             Advanced Copyright

Two part course: Thursday 14 October 10-1 and Thursday 21 October 10-1 from Naomi Korn Associates, in partnership with CILIP

•             Doing the Right Thing with User Data

Half-day course: Wednesday 27 October 10-1 from LighthouseIG, in partnership with CILIP


ALPSP Open Access Books: Where are we now, where are we going?

Save the date: Wednesday 20 October |  Register your interest. More details to be announced soon.


UKSG Licensing Skills Online Seminar 2021 - Open for Bookings, Date: Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd  September (approx. 11am BST to 2pm BST) Programme , online booking form.   


FAIRsFAIR Repository Support Series: Using registries to improve the visibility of your repository service. Registration


OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication will be held virtually from 6-10 September 2021.

Session 1: Scholarly Publishing

Session 2: Digital research data in the era of EOSC and FAIR

Session 3: Changing times, challenging norms: How are changes in research practice re-shaping our thinking about what research integrity should be?

Session 4: Diversity, inclusion and collaboration

Session 5: The Future of Open Science



10 Tips for the Perfect Pitch.  16th September 2021 : 10.00-11.15 A great idea is nothing if nobody believes in it. How to identify what's dazzling about your idea then craft that into a simple but irresistible pitch. Costs: Costs: £40 LIEM members, £60 non LIEM members.  Booking Form



Liber Emerging Leaders Programme. This high-level seminar (6th - 8th October) is aimed at the next generation of senior leaders at European research libraries. 

Liber New Workshop Series – ‘Applying and Deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) in GLAMs’. LIBER recently launched a new workshop series on the topic of ‘Applying and deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) in GLAMs’.


CILIP: the library and information association Events Calendar


UKSG Connecting the knowledge community Events Calendar


ALPSP training programme 2021


NISO Events for 2021


Library Juice Courses courses for July/August


The British library: New, free online resources and training on caring for audio materials, aimed at non-specialist collection holders. Information


ALA Upcoming webinars

Reports & Articles


New blog post available on Jisc joining Sparc Europe  


Blog post from Dr. Steve Albrecht in Library Service, Safety, & Security" section of Library 2.0: "Is There Hidden Bias at Your Library?"

Announcing a new API to access CORE data

New Frontiers of Digital Access: The development and delivery of Virtual Reading Rooms and Virtual Teaching Spaces amongst collection-holding institutions presents the results from a major international survey of libraries, archives, and museums, conducted by RLUK in May-June 2021.

RLUK  published results of a major survey exploring the role, and potential role, of research and academic libraries as partners in, and leaders of, research.

 The role of academic and research libraries as active participants and leaders in the production of scholarly research


Headline findings from an upcoming report on the role of libraries in scholarly research - Research Libraries UK (


The impact of AI, machine learning, automation and robotics on the information professions: A report for CILIP

UKSG: Open access e-book usage – analysis gives differing counts

JISC Quick Guide: An introduction to open access 
JiscFuture Themes and Forecasts for Research Libraries and Emerging Technologies” 

Get the latest predictions from the latest report from Association Research Libraries (USA). They include predictions on technology and ways of working in a post covid world 


Sway presentation outlining options for online teaching

The Creating Socially Distanced Campuses and Education (SDCE) Project has now published its Final Capstone Report, providing a summary of the project's outcomes.

 Information Literacy Group Covid-19 and Information Literacy: A selective list of useful resources

The June issue of the Journal of Information Literacy is published and free to read and download.

ECAR Study of the Technology Needs of Students with Disabilities

Library and Knowledge Services (HEE) technology Update

Collection weeding: Innovative processes and tools to ease the burden,The Journal of Academic Librarianship May 2020

"Socially distanced on campus education: the next big question04 May 2020 | Doug Parkin

"Working Remotely Together" Educause Mark McCormack and Nicole McWhirter Published: Monday, July 19, 2021


Check out all Liber webinar recordings on their YouTube channel. The 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)

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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: