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Staff Development: Home

Information for Library staff in support of professional development

Calendar of Conferences

Tips for Teaching

Quick Tips for Teaching Online series: “Creating an Interactive Online Student Programming Experience Supported by R and OneDrive (Reading Time: ~5 minutes)

The Learning and Teaching Forum has uploaded a curation of new resources; session recordings, training videos and handouts on their website.

Pedagogical guidance and resources

Lecture recording in Panopto

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


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Upcoming Online Events


Organisation Course Title Time & Date Registration
ISKO UK KOS Introduction to Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) 25 Nov - 09 Dec       Registration
CILIP LIRG How to write a literature review

 25 Jan 2022,

10:00 - 12:30

CILIP "Information Professionals at the heart of Digital Transformation" 3 and 4 Nov Programme and registration 
CILIP Doing the right thing with user data    

9 & 10 Nov
15-18 Nov

17 & 18 Nov

22 & 23 Nov

University of East London London Open Research Week 25 - 29 Oct Programme & Registration
RLUK Digital Shift Forum #RLUKDSF

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? What is a Library?

3 November, 14:00-15:00 (GMT) Registration
Joint RLUK-VDB event Building a Research Commons: Libraries as partners in the production of research 3 Dec, 09.00-11:00 (GMT) 10.00-12.00 (CET)  Registration
SLA Europe Marketing to grow your service and improve engagement 27 Oct 18.00 BST Registration
OASPA Privacy and Openness 4 Nov 3.30 - 4.45 pm UTC Registration
UKeiG Interactive Tools for Online Presentations and Teaching 19 Nov 10.00-13.00 Registration
NAG Making Open Access Book Funding Work Fairly    
  Teaching Skills for Library Staff first face to face training 17 Nov 9.45-4.30 Registration



CILIP’s Skills for Leadership - Manage, Motivate and Influence, 2 half days - Thursday 28 October - Friday 29 October Registration


 UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) half-day online CPD course on ‘Better Social Media for Libraries’ 10 am - 1 pm on Thursday 28th October 2021. Registration


Library Leaders Forum Sessions Register 

Session II: Community Impact

October 20 @ 10am PT / 1pm ET – Register 

Resource Sharing with the Internet Archive

October 27 @ 10am PT / 1pm ET – Register 


LIEM: Motivate, Learn, Lead – Hybrid 16th November 2021contact or go to Training and Development Programme – Libraries & Information East Midlands (  other courses on offer go to


LIBER Winter Event 2021 (formerly the LIBER Mid-Term event) will take place on the 9th and 10th of December 2021 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. View the Call for Proposals here (deadline: 15 September)
Digital Badge in UDL - Oct-Dec 2021

Enhance your professional development, gain recognition and earn open badges for the development of particular skills and knowledge through open courses relevant to your teaching and learning practice.

Time Involved: Approx. 25 hours over 10 weeks, roughly 2.5 hours per week. Optional 5-hour add-on for participants interested in rolling this open course out to colleagues in the future. Webinars are recorded and meetings are scheduled around your timetable so all aspects of the course can work around your schedule.  

Courses – Open Courses

Online Training from CILIP in October 2021

•             Doing the Right Thing with User Data

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



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



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’.


See all LTF upcoming events here

UL Learning Technology Forum | UL - University of Limerick- Additional Resources


Organisations Calendars of Events

CILIP: the library and information association Events Calendar


UKSG Connecting the knowledge community Events Calendar


UKeiG CPD courses for the final quarter of 2021


NISO Events for 2021


Library Juice Courses courses for November/December


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


ALA Upcoming webinars


View all ALPSP events and training activities.


"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)

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: 



Reports & Articles


LIBER blog post, “Support SCOSS (the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services) in Providing Funding for Three Essential Services (arXiv, Redalyc/AmeliCA,and DSpace) for the Open Research Community."


OCLC How should we address cybersecurity?

OCLC The 10-Minute Digital Librarian


OASPA  blog post and report from cross-stakeholder workshops

Primary Research Group Inc. has published the International Survey of Academic Research Library Dataset Purchasing Practices, ISBN 978-157440-688-7

Open Educational Resources: The Story of Change and Evolving Perceptions. Mirela Roncevic Library Relations, Knowledge Unlatched
from the post: "What exactly has contributed to the explosion of OERs in recent years? The steep cost of textbooks and higher education in general, particularly in the United States, is frequently attributed to their popularity perhaps more than any other factor."


FYI - ACRL task force report

Transforming Library Services for Computational Research with Text Data: Environmental Scan, Stakeholder Perspectives, and Recommendations for Libraries (



Research Report: The impact of AI, machine learning, automation and robotics - CILIP: the library and information association

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?"

Solving Conflicts Between Library Employees: A Tool For Getting Along When No One Wants to Get Along - Service, Safety, & Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht - Library 2.0 (

Continue reading for a 9-step method to get to cooperation and collaboration...


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