ALIA PD Scheme

I started working on the ALIA PD Scheme in August 2018.  Here is a list of resources I have engaged while working on the Research/Academic specialisations that you might find useful in your own professional development.  Please feel free to share widely!



Clare, C. (2019, September 3).  How to build a community of data champions: Six steps to success [Web log post]. Retrieved from

MOOCs/Online courses:

Delivering Research Data Management Services by The University of Edinburgh, The Digital Curation Centre, & Research Data Netherlands via Future Learn.

Introduction to Digital Humanities by Harvard University via EdX




ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee. (2018). 2018 top trends in academic libraries: A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education. College & Research Libraries News, 79(6), 286-294.

Angelo, A. (2018, November 28). Figshare v. institutional repositories [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Australian Library and Information Association, Freedom of Access to Information and Resources Group. (2018). The truth, integrity, knowledge campaign [Web log series]. Retrieved from

Bailey, N. (2017, December 3). How I built a libguide [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Barr, P., & Tucker, A. (2018, September 19). Beyond saints, spies and salespeople: New Analogies for library liaison programs. In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Retrieved from

Brown, S., Alvey, E., Danilova, E., Morgan, H., & Thomas, A. (2018). Evolution of research support services at an Academic Library: Specialist knowledge linked by core infrastructure. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 1-12. [Open Access version via UQ eSpace]

Colavizza, G., Hrynaszkievicz, I., Staden, I., Whitaker, K., & MCGillvray, B. (2019). The citation advantage of linking publications to research data. Library Journal, July 8, 2019. Retrieved from

Davis, K. (2018, October 24). My top tips for using social media for professional networking and more [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Dawson, D. (2018). Effective practices and strategies for Open Access outreach: A qualitative study. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 6, eP2216.

Duffield, N., Attar, H., & Royals J. (2018). Putting the ‘research’ into Research Librarian. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, 67(2), 147-152.

Drummond, C. (2016). Embracing diversity: When is a librarian not a librarian? The Australian Library Journal, 65(4), 274-279.

Haddow, G., & Mamtora, J. (2017). Research support in Australian Academic Libraries: Services, resources and relationships. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 23(2-3), 89-109. [Open Access version via Curtin eSpace]

Hänzi, S. (2016, November 3). How to legally re-use your own figures [Web log post].  Retrieved from

Harold, S., & Rolfe, V. (2019). “I find the whole enterprise daunting”: Staff understanding of Open Education initiatives within a UK university. Open Praxis, 11(1).

Finkle, A. (2019). To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions. Nature, 566, 297-297. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00613-z

Guthro, C. (2019). The 21st century Academic Library: Six metaphors for a new age. Library Leadership & Management, 33(2), 1-12. Retrieved from

Kurapati, S. (2019, April 30). Becoming a data steward [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Murdrak, B. (2018). What are preprints, and how do they benefit authors [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Next Thought. (2015, February 24). Eight qualities of open pedagogy [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Nguyen, L. C., & Hider, P. (2018). Narrowing the gap between LIS research and practice in Australia. Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, 67(1), 3-19.

Perkel, J. M. (2018, April 1). 11 ways to advert a data-storage disaster. Nature, 568, 131-132. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01040-w

Publons. (2018, July 24). The what, why, and how of preprints and peer review [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Robison, M. (2018). Fear not: Advice for freshly minted Academic Librarians. Journal of New Librarianship, 3, 403-408. doi: 10.21173/newlibs/5/27

Sewell, C., & Kingsley, D. (2017). Developing the 21st century Academic Librarian: The research support ambassador programme. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 23(1-2), 148-158.

Young, J.R., & Johnson, S. (2019, January 15). As OER grows up, advocates stress more than just low cost [Web log post]. Retrieved from



Wesolek, A., Langley, A., & Lashley, J. (2018). OER: A field guide for Academic Librarians. Retrieved from

MOOCs/Online courses:

Research Data Management and Sharing by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & The University of Edinburgh via Coursera

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling by The University of Houston System via Coursera.

23 (research data) Things via ANDS

23 Research Things via The University of Melbourne

23 Things: Libraries for Research Data developed by the Libraries for Research Data Interest Group

Creative Commons Certificate.  The Creative Commons Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons.  The certificate with accreditation is available as a paid course of study, but you can also audit the course to build your own knowledge around Creative Commons via the link above.

CopyrightX via Harvard University Online Learning.  US Focused, but useful for discussion around copyright reform.

School of Data: Data Fundamentals provide a solid overview over the workflow with data guiding you from what data is, to how to make your data tell a story.


Conference proceedings/recordings:

Berger, Monica. (2017, March). Everything you ever wanted to know about predatory publishing but were afraid to ask. ACRL, Baltimore. Retrieved from

Chang, S., Fisch, E., & Hosking, M. (2018, October).  What researchers really want and what it means for researcher-centric services. Presented at eResearch Conference Australasia, Melbourne.

RMIT. (2018, November). Recordings from the Open Textbook Forum. Open Textbook Forum, Melbourne. Retrieved from



Nickerson, C. (2018, August 3). Using design thinking to plan library courses [Video recording]. Retrieved from

QULOC. (2018, November 21). QULOC Open Education Resources and practice with Dr Rajiv Jhangiani at QUT 16 November 2018 [Video file]. Retrieved from

Vecchione, A. (2018, August 3).  Student success + design thinking [Video recording]. Retrieved from



Business Insider. (2018, November 27). Why are college textbooks so expensive? [Video file]. Retrieved from


Turbitt & Duck: The Library Podcast. (2017, November 1). Episode 3: Anne Raddacliff talks guerilla research, PhDs and LGBTQ+ in libraries [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from



TUDelft. (2019). Data stewardship. Retrieved from

School of Simulation and Visualisation at the Glasgow School of Art. (2015). How to fail your research degree [Board game]. Licensed under CC BY NC SA.  Available at

“How to Fail Your Research Degree” encourages a light-hearted engagement with the various academic skills and activities necessary to undertake post-graduate research and the risks and pitfalls that can affect a research degree.

It is particularly suitable for taught master’s and MRes students but can be equally useful for students in the first year of a PhD, or even final year undergraduates who are undertaking independent research projects. The game can also be used to (re)familiarise early career researchers to the process of managing a research project, and has been shown to be useful in introducing the terminology of research to novice researchers or those with English as an additional language.”

Copyright the Card Game: Australian Edition

Copyright The Card Game – Australian Edition is an adaptation of Copyright The Card Game v3.0 by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker. This Edition and the original game are licensed for reuse under the terms of a Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence,

This Edition was adapted for Australia and Australian copyright law by Nerida Quatermass, Kate Makowiecka, Lisa Conti Phillipps, Elliott Bledsoe and Jessica Coates. It is proudly produced by Creative Commons Australia and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee, in partnership with the Australian Digital Alliance.



[Last update: 25 September 2019]


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