Library

Workshops & drop-in sessions

The Library offers a number of programs throughout the year to assist students in developing research skills and to use the full range of information resources available at Victoria University Library. The programs range from short 20-minute sessions to one-hour information sessions or two-hour hands-on workshops.

View all Library training programs for the current month:

Law Student Essentials

On campus and online classes for Law students will be offered in Semester 1, 2017.

College-specific support

Arts drop-in sessions

A librarian and a lecturer from Academic Support & Development will be available to help students of the College of Arts with:

  • understanding their assignment questions
  • planning their research and writing for assignments
  • academic writing and study skills
  • finding resources using the library catalogue and databases
  • selecting and evaluating library resources for their assignments
  • referencing – any queries about using the correct referencing style for assignments

For: All Arts students – TAFE (VE/FE), undergraduate & postgraduate students

When: Every Tuesday during semester (from 2 August to 18 October), 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
Where: Footscray Nicholson Library and Learning Commons, Room T312.

When: Every Thursday during semester (from 4 August to 20 October), 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
Where: Footscray Park Learning Commons, Building P, Level 1 (café area near the bottom of the stairs)

Education drop-in sessions

The College of Education Librarian and an Academic Support & Development Lecturer will meet students at Footscray Park campus to help with:

  • Finding the right information for their assessments
  • Planning and structuring their essay or report
  • Using library resources
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Giving spoken presentations
  • Study skills

When: Every Tuesday during semester (from 26 July to 18 October), 12pm – 1pm. Appointments are not needed, just drop in.
Where: Building P, Level 1, Footscray Park.

The College of Education Librarian will also meet students at St Albans campus to help with:

  • Finding the right information for their assessments
  • Using library resources
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

When: Every Wednesday during semester (from 27 July to 19 October), 12pm – 1.30pm. Appointments are not needed, just drop in.
Where: St Albans Campus Library. Ask for the drop-in session at the library desk.

Engineering & Science drop-in sessions

Engineering & Science Librarians and Academic Support & Development Lecturers will be available to help engineering and science students with assignments, finding and evaluating library resources, using Library Search, referencing guides and databases:

  • Planning and structuring your report or essay
  • Paraphrasing, referencing and writing
  • Giving an oral presentation
  • Understanding maths concepts and theories
  • Understanding engineering fundamentals

When: Every Monday during semester (from 1 August to 24 October), 10am – 12pm. Appointments are not needed, just drop in.
Where: The area adjacent to D450, Building D, Footscray Park.

Health & Biomedicine drop-in sessions

The Health & Biomedicine Librarian will be available, every Tuesday during semester, to help students with:

  • Referencing
  • Finding and evaluating library resources for your assignment
  • Using Library Search & Databases.

When: Every Tuesday during semester (from 26 July to 25 October), 12.30pm – 2pm. No need to book – just drop in.
Where: St Albans Campus Library. Ask for the drop-in session at the library desk.

Pop up Library and The Business of Learning

A librarian and a lecturer from Academic Support & Development are available to assist all students in the College of Business with:

  • Finding resources using the Library catalogue and databases
  • Evaluating the information you find
  • Planning a business essay, report or assignment
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Building your academic language skills
  • Managing your study time at university
  • Reading business texts
  • Giving spoken presentations

No appointment needed; simply drop in as often as you need.

Footscray Park campus

Every Wednesday during semester, 1pm - 3pm, Building G, Room 316.
Look out for special café sessions. Some sessions will be held in Building P, Level 1, within the café area.

City Flinders campus

Every Thursday during semester, 12pm - 2pm, Level 9.

Researcher development (including Research Ambassador workshops)

Library staff contribute to the Researcher Development Program by delivering sessions on topics such as using Endnote, using research database & research tools, getting your research published and measuring research impact.

Research Ambassadors’ mini-workshops

Research Ambassadors run mini-workshops throughout the year on a range of different research topics. In the mini-workshops, the Research Ambassadors provide peer-to-peer research support to both research students and staff in a range of skill areas including: research design, data analysis, data management, statistical software, Qualtrics, writing, ethics applications and general transition support. These workshops provide a relaxed and informal learning setting.

For more information about these sessions (run by the Library or Research Ambassadors) see the Researcher Development Program calendar.

If the session you are interested in is not listed or you would like the Library to run additional sessions for a specific audience contact the Cameron Barrie (Research Librarian) cameron.barrie@vu.edu.au.