We invite you to register for the next Research Support Community Day, taking place at the University of Melbourne on Monday 12 February. The Community Day is a satellite event to VALA2018.
Research Support Community Day
Monday 12 February 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Forum Theatre, Arts West Building, Professor’s Walk
The organising committee has started working on Research Support Community Day 2018!
RSC Day 2018 will take place on Monday 12 February at the University of Melbourne.
What are the burning issues in library research support that you would like to discuss?
Missed out on the day or want to keep the discussions going? RSCDay tweets are now up on Storify. See what others were saying about your favourite presentations!
We haven’t stopped working just because the Day is over. We’ve been working behind the scenes to upload the slides from all the presentations.
Head over to the 2017 program to see them.
Coming to the 2017 Research Support Community Day (RSC Day) in Sydney on 13 February? Not sure what to expect or how to get the most out of the day?
Here’s what some of our 2016 RSC Day attendees said in the post-event survey last year
“Always the best professional development activity I attend in a year!”
“I love attending these events and will continue to do so in the future”.
“It’s one of the best events for research support librarians. Very targeted. Thanks”
See the storify of Tweets from the 2016 RSC Day hosted by Deakin University here.
Here’s my take on the day.
Expect a busy day with a mix of interesting speakers. This year we have full program with speakers from AustLII, Australian Policy Online, ORCID, Western Sydney University, Australian Data Archive, and ANU, and 14 lively 5-minute ‘lightning talks’ by our colleagues! All sessions will be facilitated by research librarians who actively develop and deliver research services, and we make sure that there’s plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Perhaps you might consider giving a lightning talk next year?
The “Birds of a feather” or BoF sessions on topical issues are more informal. Like-minded folk self-select one of these broad-themed, facilitated discussion groups. Key discussion points are noted and there’s a brief report-back to the larger group at the end of the BoF. This year the BoFs on offer are:
- Data lifecycle – data skills for librarians (Kathryn Unsworth (ANDS) to facilitate);
- Next-generation researcher training – (Matthias Liffers (Curtin University) to facilitate);
- Infrastructure literacy – (Ingrid Mason (AARNET) to facilitate);
- Advances in altmetrics – (Susan Robbins (Western Sydney University) to facilitate)
What’s on your mind? Which BoF interests you?
Networking is a really important aspect of the day. It’s great to hear what other research and academic libraries are doing in the research support space, and networking helps to build relationships that can develop into collaborative projects, and for sharing ideas, advice and news. I always leave the RSC Day feeling more connected to the profession and invigorated by the friendly new people I meet and colleagues I reconnect with. I challenge myself at each RSC Day to meet at least one new person at each tea and lunch break, or at the after-event drinks/dinner (all welcome). The breaks are a great opportunity to speak with the presenters and to get more detail on the 5-minute lightning topics.
How will you expand your professional network at the 2017 RSC Day?
See the full 2017 RSC Day program here. Registrations closing soon.
I’m really looking forward it!
Jennifer Warburton, University of Melbourne.
(serial RSC Day attendee and member of the 2017 RSC Day organising team.)
Unsure if you would like to attend the 2017 Research Support Community Day? We have made programs from 2014-2016 available to help you decide.
Head over to the About the RSC Day page and you will find the programs at the bottom.
The draft program for Research Support Community Day 2017 is now available.
Please be aware that it is still subject to change as we confirm sessions and speakers.