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 include 30-minute sessions, one-hour information sessions, and two-hour hands-on workshops.
Drop-in sessions: all discipline areas & year levels
Drop in and see a librarian to assist you with finding resources for your assignment, or information on how to reference.
Research & referencing drop-ins
Sessions are offered at various locations from 25 Feb-21 June (including Labour Day, Monday 11 March):
- City Flinders campus: Tuesday, 12noon – 1pm, Learning Hub (level 9)
- City Queen Library: Monday – Friday, by appointment at the library service desk
- Footscray Nicholson Library: Tuesday and Thursday, 12noon – 1pm, library service desk
- Footscray Park Library and Learning Hub: Monday – Friday, 12noon – 1pm, Learning Hub (level 2)
- St Albans Library: Tuesday and Wednesday, 12noon – 1pm, Learning Hub (level 2)
- Werribee Library: Tuesday, 9.30am – 4.30pm, library service desk
Sessions are not available on public holidays and during mid-semester break:
- Good Friday: 19 April
- mid-semester break (including public holidays Easter Monday and ANZAC Day): 22 April – 26 April
- Queen’s Birthday: 10 June.
Workshops will be available through Learning Hubs for all undergraduate students. Schedule will be available in February-March 2019.
Log in to the online Learning Hub, click on the tab called 'Workshops' and search for a Library workshop using the relevant keyword:
- Troubleshooting VU Library e-books: How to find, borrow, download and print eBooks, and where to find help.
- Questioning as a critical skill: How to ask better questions for an assignment topic or major research project.
Law workshops covering the following topics:
- secondary sources for law
- legislation and case law
- torts law research
- contract law research (to book, search for 'law')
- AGLC referencing (to book, search for 'AGLC').
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) firstname.lastname@example.org.