ALIA PD Scheme

[My ALIA PD Scheme reflections – Coming soon]

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:


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]

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

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

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.

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.

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


Conference proceedings:

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.



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



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.”




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