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OSC Librarian Training 2016-2017

Programme of events provided by Office of Scholarly Communication
(Thu 15 Dec 2016 - Fri 28 Jul 2017)

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Thu 15 Dec 2016 – Fri 28 Jul 2017

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December 2016

Thu 15
Introduction to Programming: Workshop new Finished 09:00 - 16:15 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room
  • Do you use data in your research, or do you provide research support to those who do?
  • Would you like to learn basic programming skills to program your own models and applications?

There is more to programming than simply writing lines of code. This free workshop will provide you with a basic set of skills to make the coding process more effective, less error prone and more maintainable.

This workshop is intended for those looking to obtain a basic understanding of the approach to be taken when designing a program as well as actually writing small programs to solve specific problems. It is designed for those with no prior experience of programming.

It is organised by the Office of Scholarly Communication and The Betty and Gordon Moore Library, and delivered by Peter Smyth (Research Associate) and Chris Park (Data Scientist) from the UK Data Service.

January 2017

Fri 20
That Was The Year That Was: 2016 (For Librarians) Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

We warmly invite you to join us to hear what the Office of Scholarly Communication has been up to over the past twelve months.

This is an opportunity to find out more about who we are, what Scholarly Communication is, and what we've been doing within the Cambridge libraries community and the wider University. Learn about some of the exciting projects that are underway, locally and as part of the international field of Scholarly Communication.

We hope you can join us for the whirlwind tour!

Mon 30
The Sherlock Librarian: Investigating Workplace Research new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Library staff are often involved in problem solving as part of their daily roles, either on behalf of users or for themselves. Conducting research in the workplace is the next step but many find this a difficult one to take and often don't consider their work as research. Undertaking research in the workplace, both formal and informal, can help to generate solutions to problems, support a case of find out about your library but where do you start?

This one hour workshop introduces participants to the basics of undertaking workplace research including turning a problem into an actionable question, the skills needed and how to overcome common barriers. The workshop is suitable for complete novices, people wanting a quick refresher and those with just a passing interest.

February 2017

Wed 8
Presentations: From Design to Delivery (For Librarians) Finished 14:30 - 16:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10

Presentation skills are a vital part of working in the information profession yet this is an area many people feel uncomfortable with. They assume that presenting means standing up to deliver a talk to an audience but it can also involve leading a tour, speaking in meetings or working at an enquiry point.

This interactive workshop, tailored specifically to the library community, will take you through the process of creating and delivering a presentation, give you tips on design and public speaking and help you to feel more confident in communicating with others. At the end of the course you will be able to deliver any kind of session with confidence

Fri 17
The Sherlock Librarian: Investigating the Workplace new Finished 16:00 - 17:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 11

Library staff are often involved in problem solving as part of their daily roles, either on behalf of users or for themselves. Conducting research in the workplace is the next step but many find this a difficult one to take and often don't consider their work as research. Undertaking research in the workplace, both formal and informal, can help to generate solutions to problems, support a case of find out about your library but where do you start?

This one hour workshop introduces participants to the basics of undertaking workplace research including turning a problem into an actionable question, the skills needed and how to overcome common barriers. The workshop is suitable for complete novices, people wanting a quick refresher and those with just a passing interest.

Mon 27
Text and Data Mining Services: What can Cambridge Libraries Offer? A Round Table Discussion new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room

The Office of Scholarly Communication is participating in an RLUK Workshop on the topic of libraries and Text and Data Mining (T&DM) on 9 March this year.

We invite you to join the OSC and our colleagues from the University Library and Affiliated Libraries for a round table discussion on what we can expect libraries to do in the area of T&DM.

The key aims of the session are to share experiences about T&DM, and to discuss the questions and requirements we might have in terms of developing a support service.

We will explore:

  • some background on what T&DM is
  • the legal situation with T&DM
  • who is doing what - and how?

March 2017

Thu 2
Presentations: From Design to Delivery (For Librarians) CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Presentation skills are a vital part of working in the information profession yet this is an area many people feel uncomfortable with. They assume that presenting means standing up to deliver a talk to an audience but it can also involve leading a tour, speaking in meetings or working at an enquiry point.

This interactive workshop, tailored specifically to the library community, will take you through the process of creating and delivering a presentation, give you tips on design and public speaking and help you to feel more confident in communicating with others. At the end of the course you will be able to deliver any kind of session with confidence

Wed 22
Hitting Your Target First Time: How to Choose the Right Publisher new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 10

So much choice, so little time!

With the growth in both traditional and online publishers choosing the best place to share their work is becoming an increasingly complex decision for researchers. The first in our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers publish will cover topics such as writing tools to use, picking the right format for publication, factors to consider when choosing a journal and how to use impact factors and other metrics.

Wed 29
Reflective Practice Workshop (For Librarians) new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Being a reflective practitioner is something that doesn’t come naturally for many of us but it can be a surprisingly easy skill to develop. As well as helping you to think critically about yourself and your service, being able to reflect can help you to deal with feedback, prepare you for job interviews and become more confident.

This interactive workshop will help you to understand the theory of reflective practice and how to translate this into your everyday role. It will provide tips for overcoming barriers to carrying out reflection and how to deal with feedback as well as offering a brief introduction to reflective writing.

April 2017

Tue 4
Perish Even if You Publish?: The Problem of ‘Predatory’ Publishers new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

'Dear esteemed author…'

So-called predatory publishers regularly approach researchers via email to solicit manuscripts and conference papers. With the emphasis on publishing as a measure of academic success still strong it can be easy to give in to temptation and flattery but this can do more harm than good to a future career.

As part of our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers publish this session will look at the problem of predatory publishers using case studies. Attendees will be given tips on how to spot a predatory publisher or conference and the best advice to offer if one of their researchers has been approached.

Wed 19
‘I'm A Librarian’: The Superhero Approach To Engaging With Your Profession! new Finished 13:30 - 16:30 Wolfson College, Barton Road

Library and information professionals across all sectors are often involved in innovative and pioneering projects and initiatives, particularly in the fields of: library and information science; education, teaching and learning; research support; and scholarly communications. However, this work and practice often goes unnoticed by the outside world and in many cases the environments internal to the library itself.

This interactive workshop, led by Leo Appleton from Goldsmiths, University of London and Wendy Morris from Kingston University, will enable participants to consider their day to day work, how this has led to professional achievement and build their confidence in sharing these outcomes beyond the library echo chamber. Participants will then be invited to think about how they might celebrate such successes by sharing their best practice through various activities including conferences, publication and social media. By the end of the workshop participants will be aware of some of the platforms available to them and how professional pride and success can potentially be celebrated.

Mon 24
You've Published, Now What?: Tools and Techniques for Promoting Research new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Sidgwick Site, Raised Faculty Building, Room: 142

Getting published is just the first step…

Getting academic output published is a great accomplishment for any researcher but it’s not the end of the story. Promoting and sharing their work in a variety of ways can help to increase the impact of the original publication and can also be a useful tool for the library to show how their help is contributing.

This Librarian Toolkit session on helping researchers publish looks at the benefits of promoting research, the tools both researchers and librarians can use and how to link this with general advocacy for open research.

May 2017

Wed 3
I Can Just Use This, Right? : a Copyright Survival Guide for Librarians new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Are your students confused by copyright? Do you struggle to find the answers to their questions? You are not alone!

This final session of our Librarian Toolkit series on helping researchers to publish, this workshop will deal with common copyright questions which arise during the publication process. From including copyrighted work in a thesis to sharing published work on social networks copyright is a complex minefield and it can be hard to know where to start when giving advice.

This session for librarians will equip attendees with knowledge about third party copyright, making work available open access and how researchers can share their work legally online.

Tue 23
Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Join the OSC for an exciting opportunity to hear a preview of Dr Danny Kingsley's keynote for the upcoming CONUL2017 conference. Feedback on both the talk and the topic are encouraged!

Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future

Access to information has changed immeasurably in the past decade, bringing the traditional role of the academic library into question. Rather than a doomsday scenario, this situation offers huge potential for information professionals to situate the library at the heart of research support. 'Scholarly communication' is the umbrella term for the information exchange between research communities, research funders, the publishing industry and the general public. This talk will discuss the establishment of the Office of Scholarly Communication at Cambridge University, how it is now embedded within multiple administrative areas of the University and how it works collaboratively with the research community to identify areas that need expertise, support and services. By taking an open and transparent approach to this work, the Office of Scholarly Communication has had an impact not only within the institution, but nationally and internationally. This has not been without challenges, including working within a strict university governance system and managing unstable funding sources. However this work is now more important than ever at a time when academic publishers are investing substantially in research management and analytics businesses. Libraries that embrace the management of the unique work created within their own institution may find themselves central to the research institution of the future. The alternative could be obsolescence.

June 2017

Wed 21
Reflective Practice Workshop (For Librarians) new Finished 14:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Being a reflective practitioner is something that doesn’t come naturally for many of us but it can be a surprisingly easy skill to develop. As well as helping you to think critically about yourself and your service, being able to reflect can help you to deal with feedback, prepare you for job interviews and become more confident.

This interactive workshop will help you to understand the theory of reflective practice and how to translate this into your everyday role. It will provide tips for overcoming barriers to carrying out reflection and how to deal with feedback as well as offering a brief introduction to reflective writing.

July 2017

Mon 10
Open Access: What College Librarians Need to Know (Webinar) new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

Join the OSC for an introduction to Open Access

Open Access can be complicated, especially when you're dealing with researchers from across disciplines. This introductory session on Open Access is specifically tailored to the needs of Cambridge college library staff working with a range of different users although anyone wanting a refresher on Open Access is welcome to attend.

The first in our "Librarian Toolkit" webinar series on Open Access will cover topics such as what Open Access is, why it's important and how college librarians can support their users in sharing their work.

Wed 12
Text and Data Mining Symposium new charged Finished 10:30 - 17:30 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 5

The nature of research is changing. What is the potential of text & data mining (TDM)to impact on this? How are researchers today using TDM to cope with the ever-increasing amount of information available? Are funder and publisher policies adapting to reflect both the legal right UK researcher have to mine published literature and the new possibilities TDM now present? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this day of talks, workshops and discussions.

Join plenary speaker Kiera McNeice of the FutureTDM project, Cambridge researchers and the National Centre for Text Mining, along with guest speakers from UCL, PLOS and more to discover:

  • practical tips for TDM
  • what TDM tools are available
  • advice on supporting researchers using, or considering using, TDM
  • improving the quality of research through TDM
  • innovations in TDM – new uses for technologies in research

Coffee and lunch will be provided and the day will end with a summer drinks reception.

There is a charge for this event. These charges are:

  • £10 for University of Cambridge members
  • £50 for all other attendees

Once you have booked your place here, please follow this link to make your payment: http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/university-library/text-data-mining-symposium/text-data-mining-symposium

Can't make the symposium? Watch the opening Plenary and closing roundtable discussions via live-stream from 11:00 on Wednesday 12 July by following this link: http://cam.adobeconnect.com/osc2/ Simply select to 'Enter as Guest' (no need to create an Adobe Connect account).

You can also catch up when the recordings are available on the Office of Scholarly Communication 'Recordings of Past Events' page: http://osc.cam.ac.uk/events/recordings-past-events

A program for the day can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l4N2fSFgpL3iMbjKC3IxHz7GpNVvERB5NzxqWp8jZQo/edit?usp=sharing

Wed 19
Open Access Update 2017 (Webinar) new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

What's new in Open Access for 2017?

Open Access is a fast moving area but it can be hard to find the time to keep up. This second session in our "Librarian Toolkit" webinar series on Open Access offers a brief update on the biggest changes both within Cambridge and the wider world in the last year.

Fri 28
Open Access for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Librarians (Webinar) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Office of Scholarly Communication Online Webinar

Join the OSC for a discussion of Open Access issues relevant to HASS librarians

The Open Access message has been geared towards sharing academic outputs like journal articles and their underlying data as well as being mandated by funders but how do you promote Open Access if none of these areas apply to your work?

This final webinar in our "Librarian Toolkit" series on Open Access will address Open Access from the perspective of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences librarians and cover topics such as Open Access monographs, the implications of not having a funder and places to share your work.