• 5 May 2020, 11:30am to 28 May 2020, 3:00pm


As you keep working in a changing environment, find out what library resources and services are available to support you in your work.

To help you stay aware during Information Awareness Month in May, VU library is delivering various sessions via Zoom. All staff are welcome to attend any session to discover something new about VU Library.

Whether you teach, research, or support students, there’s a session for you. Log in VU Develop to book sessions via the Capability Hub.

All staff

Get an overview of online resources and tools for staff and students such as e-books, referencing tools, Academic Integrity resources and ‘My Library’.

Referencing resources at VU

Find out about referencing tools such as Referencing Style Library Guides and VU EasyRef for students and researchers, and how VU Library creates and manages these tools.

Book a session on:

  • Tuesday 5 May, 11.30am-12pm
  • Friday 22 May, 2pm-2.30pm.

Academic Integrity resources at VU

Learn about Academic Integrity resources available to all staff and students, how to access these resources, and why these resources are important for work and study.

Book the session on Friday 8 May, 12.30pm-1pm.

Maximizing ‘My Library’ functionality

‘My Library’ is not only the place to check when your books are due. Learn how to keep track of what you have borrowed and create lists of items sourced through the VU catalogue.

Book the session on Wednesday 13 May, 10am-10.30am.

Navigating VU e-books

Find out how to access e-books from different providers, what to consider before adopting an e-book as a unit textbook, and how to support students who are using e-books.  There will be opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues.

Book the session on Thursday 28 May, 2pm-3pm.

Teaching staff

Find out what resources are available to facilitate digitally remote teaching.

Streaming video & image databases for teaching

Learn how to access video and image databases through the library and link or embed material into your VU Collaborate teaching spaces. Find out what is offered for your self-learning (or leisure!).

Book the session on Monday 11 May, 12pm-1pm.

Open educational resources for teaching

Discover the range of Open Educational Resources (OERs) – courses and online learning, images, music and audio, simulations, textbooks and videos – to support teaching. Search for textbooks on several OER platforms relevant to your teaching discipline.

Book the session on Tuesday 19 May, 10am-11am.

Research staff

Get the skills you need to publish for research impact.

Strategies for scholarly publishing

Understand how research quality is measured and discover the resources you need to make good decisions about where to publish your research.

Book the session on Monday 18 May, 10.30am-11.30am.

Open Access publishing

Find out about the benefits of publishing Open Access and how to identify Open Access journals. Consider VU funds available to support article processing charges and the funding criteria.

Book the session on Wednesday 20 May, 10.30am-11am.

Predatory publishing

Understand what is predatory publishing, how to identify predatory publishers and how to assess where you publish.

Book the session on Wednesday 27 May, 10.30am-11am.

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