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Staff Development: Home

Information for Library staff in support of professional development

Upcoming Online Events (1)

Clarivate – **Free** May Webinars - 26th and 27th

Understand the funding landscape (Solutions on highlight: Web of Science, InCites, Reviewer Locator.)

  • Wednesday 26th May at 10.00am London (45 minutes) Register

The importance of Collaborative Research (Solutions in highlight: Web of Science, InCites, Cortellis Competitive Intelligence)

  • Thursday 27th May at 10.00am London (45 minutes) Register

Proquest: Event Information: Addressing the colonial bias: The challenge of multiculturalism and decoloniality in the academic world Date and time: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:00

SKO UK Research Observatory: Knowledge Organization Systems in the Spotlight, 19 May 2021 Register

Brexit and beyond: copyright in the post-Brexit world, another collaboration with Copyright4Knowledge,  registration More information available on the Open@UCL blog  

LIR HEANET user group seminar series  ‘Shining a light in a post-truth era’. Starting Thursday 27 April 2021

OneHE Mindsets free online event with Professor Steve Joordens (Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab, University of Toronto Scarborough).“Teaching a Growth Mindset, Deepening Concept Knowledge and Exercising Transversal Skills: The Amazing Potential of Formative Peer and Self-Assessment” Mon, 17 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 BST

Digital Shift Forum - #RLUKDSF

  • Digital poverty, inclusion, and the role of research libraries: A cross-sector international symposium 19 May 2021, 14.00-16.00 (BST): register
  • Engaging with Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries 16 June 2021, 14:00-15:00 (BST): register


NUI Galway in partnership with the Open Scholarship Community Galway hosts the third Open Scholarship Week (#OSW2021)  10-14 May Programme of Events - NUI Galway Registration

24th May 2021 -

T&L National Forum Seminar: Enhancing Digital Capacity of Staff who Teach in Higher Education...21st May 10-4pm  

AdvanceHE workshop Innovation and Teaching Practice: Balancing tensions: Identifying impactful and effective pedagogic practices for a volatile post COVID-19 world  Thu, 17/06/2021 - 09:30-16:30

 The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG)

Discovering ProQuest Primary Resources; Online training delivered by experts.  12th May 

AdvanceHE Workshops

Gamification 2 Date: 24 May 2021

NISO events page & educational programming for 2021!

NISO Monthly webinars

Find out more about ALPSP virtual training courses


News & Articles


OCLC Get inspired to take action

Over the course of 2020–2021, OCLC are bringing together global voices to help create awareness and dialogue around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Find out what others are doing and join in the conversation by sharing or asking questions.


OCLC Research Opening doors to international collaboration and research author Frank Manista March 23, 2021

A Look at Recessions and their Impact on Librarianship By Hilary Davis (January 2009)

Early Effects of the Economic Downturn on Academic Libraries in the UK By Ray Harper and Sheila Corrall (Corrected final draft, December 2010)

Library Pedagogies: Personal Reflections from Library Practitioners. A book edited by Sam Aston and Andrew Walsh ISBN: 978-1-911500-18-6 Published March 2021

CILIP Events Calendar 2021

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

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

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.

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


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


Tips for Teaching

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


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

Online Events (2)

Upcoming Event - Finding your voice – Developing a distinctive personality on social media Tuesday 8th June 10:00 – 12:30  Register

Educause: Harness Your Data to Reimagine the Student Experience May 11 2021 1-2pm Register  

The National Open Research Forum (NORF) webinar series on Open Research In Ireland.

Interactive training from ALPSP Understanding Copyright – Training Wednesday 7 July and Thursday 8 July 09:00-12:00 (EDT), 14:00-17:00 (BST) 15:00-18:00 (CEST)


ALPSP training programme 2021: Bookings now open 2021:

NISO Events for 2021


Liber Emerging Leaders Programme. This high-level seminar (6th - 8th October) is aimed at the next generation of senior leaders at European research libraries. Applications close on the 1st of April.

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’.

New LIBER-OCLC Workshop Series – 3-Part Workshop Series on Building Strategic Relationships to Advance Open ScholarshipThe series will take place in May (4th, 11th and 18th).

WORKSHOP 2 (11 May 2021): Case studies in successful social interoperabilityRegister here. 

WORKSHOP 3 (18 May 2021): Making your plan for developing cross-functional relationships at our institutionRegister here. 


OAI12 – The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication, returns on 6-10 September 2021 the events page & registration

Details on  Library Juice Courses courses for May/June

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: 



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