Call for expressions of interest: RSC Day 2021

We are pleased to bring you Research Support Community Day 2021, which will be held online from Tuesday 2 February to Thursday 4 February 2021. The day is aimed at anyone involved in research support and services in universities. You don’t have to be working in the area or have experience in delivering services to researchers; we encourage a wide range of perspectives and welcome all, including those new to academic libraries. Possible topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Open access
  • Metrics and impact
  • Changing times
  • Social justice

The RSC Day Organising Committee is now inviting submissions for the following types of sessions:

  • Lightning Talk (5 mins, live or pre-recorded)
  • Short Talk (10 mins, live or pre-recorded)
  • Presentation (20 mins, live or pre-recorded)
  • Special Interest Group (30 mins, live)
  • Workshop/Interactive Session (30 mins, live)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour (10 mins, pre-recorded)
  • Other (pitch us your session idea!)

To express your interest in presenting a session, please complete the online form by Thursday 12 November. The committee will strive to accommodate as many submissions as possible, with a balance of different topics. However, as time is limited on the days, we may not be able to accept every proposed session for the 2021 program. We will contact you about your submission by Monday 30 November.

Free registration for the event will open later this year.

If you have any questions about the EOI, please contact Helen Chan.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Registrations for RSC Day 2020 now open!

We are pleased to bring you once again, the Research Support Community Day 2020, to coincide with the VALA Conference. This day is aimed at anyone involved in research support and services in academic libraries. You don’t have to be working in the area or have experience in delivering services to researchers; we encourage a wide range of perspectives and welcome all, including those new to academic libraries. Sessions will be facilitated by research librarians who actively develop and deliver research services, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.

The program has presentations from a variety of speakers including researchers, librarians, and e-research specialists. There will be opportunities to network and to hear what other Australian research and academic libraries are doing in the research support and services space. Institutional initiatives will be showcased in lightning talks.

Date: Monday, 10 February 2020

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3008

This event is being hosted by Deakin University Library.

Maps and information about Deakin Downtown are available at https://www.deakin.edu.au/locations/deakin-corporate-centres/deakin-downtown

Topics for RSC Day 2020

Are you thinking about submitting a session proposal for Research Support Community Day 2020?

While we don’t have a specific theme for 2020, you can take a look at our past programs to get a feel for the range of topics that are often covered.

Still not sure? Here are a few topics we’re interested in at the moment:

  • FAIR and Open Access
  • Systematic reviews
  • Research data management
  • Engagement and impact
  • Challenges faced by researchers
  • Research reproducibility

We’re looking forward to hearing from you! To express your interest in presenting a session, please complete the online form by Friday 1 November.

Call for Expressions of Interest: RSC Day 2020

Research Support Community Day 2020 is taking place on Monday 10 February at Deakin University in Melbourne (Deakin Downtown)! This is the same week as the VALA 2020 conference.

The RSC Day committee is now inviting submissions for the following types of sessions:

  • 5-minute lightning talks
  • 10-minute short talks
  • 20-minute talks
  • NEW! 30-minute special interest group meetings: A dedicated timeslot for special interest groups to meet and discuss topics. Your role is to lead the discussion for your proposed interest group.
  • NEW! 4-minute video virtual lightning talks: Your video lightning talk will be played during the lightning talk section of the program. You do not need to attend the RSC Day in person to propose a video virtual lightning talk.

To express your interest in presenting a session, please complete the online form by Friday 1 November. The committee will strive to accommodate as many submissions as possible, with a balance of different topics. However, as time is limited on the day, we may not be able to accept every proposed session for the 2020 program. We’ll contact you about your submission by Monday 11 November.

Registration for RSC Day will open on Monday 18 November.

Registrations for RSC Day 2019 now open

We are pleased to bring you once again, Research Support Community Day 2019, to coincide with the THETA Conference. This day is aimed at anyone involved in research support and services in academic libraries. You don’t have to be working in the area or have experience in delivering services to researchers; we encourage a wide range of perspectives and welcome all, including those new to academic libraries. Sessions will be facilitated by research librarians who actively develop and deliver research services, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.

The program will include presentations from a variety of speakers including researchers, librarians, and e-research specialists. There will be opportunities to network and to hear what other Australian research and academic libraries are doing in the research support and services space. Insitutional initiatives will be showcased in lightning talks.

Date: Friday 24 May 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Case Study Lecture Theatre 1070, Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney.

This event is being hosted by the University of Sydney Library.

Maps and information about the University of Sydney campus are available at http://sydney.edu.au/maps/index.shtml