Programs and drop-ins

The Library provides education programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students embedded within academic courses in conjunction with academic staff wherever possible. In addition at library branches, further activities are offered that may include the following.

Orientation activities

The libraries provide tours, tips on how to get started at university, and training on how to search electronic databases for research. Session information can be found in the Library class booking system (using the name of your home library as a keyword eg "Matheson").

Advice is available

Advice is available at each library for students wishing to improve their academic performance and approaches to study. Come along for a 15 minute session where you can discuss your studies with a learning skills adviser or librarian.

If you need to improve your academic performance and progession through your studies, the Library can work with you to identify and develop the information research and learning skills needed.

Drop-in sessions

10-15 minute consultations with a learning skills adviser and/or librarian, open to all students, are offered from week 2 to SWOT Vac. Students may attend individually or in small groups. Students will be seen on a first come, first served, basis.

Drop-in session times for each branch are listed.

For advice outside of session times ask at the library information point.

Programs during semester

During semester activities may be offered at particular branches in such areas as

  • Using Endnote software
  • Learning skills workshops focusing on academic reading/writing, citing and referencing, exam preparation, note-taking, argumentation skills, preparing for tutorials and study skills
  • Search techniques for particular databases or subject specialities
  • User information on using thesis or microforms.

Check the Library class booking system (using the name of your home library as a keyword eg "Caulfield")


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Information for academic staff

New academic staff or new graduate research students should contact their Contact Librarian or Learning Skills Adviser for an introduction to Library services and resources in their area of specialisation.

Contact your Faculty team to arrange specific research and learning skills programs tailored for your academic course.