Looking for some lunchtime professional development this month?
Join ALIA for their upcoming panel discussion about AI, media and information literacy in libraries. The talk will cover definitions, applications, tools and authorship/copyright and the role of libraries across these areas.
Panelists include Jing Su; a doctoral student at the News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra, with an interest in family digital technology use, HumanIoT interactions and everyday algorithms, Fiona Bradley; Director, Research and Infrastructure (Library) at UNSW Sydney, who is completing a PhD publishing on implications of AI for libraries, and Dr Kay Oddone, Lecturer and Course Director of the Master of Education: Teacher Librarianship, who has completed research in networked and connected learning, digital and critical literacies and teacher librarianship.
This event is held being held in conjunction with the Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA) and National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA).
ALIA Library Applied Research Kollective (LARK) presented its final event for 2022 earlier this month; Reflections on Research Practice! The webinar hosted guest speakers who reflected on their research practice and approaches. The event was well-attended and discussed varied experiences with LIS research, with a broad focus on research processes and value.
Adrian Stagg, Manager (Open Educational Practice), University of Southern Queensland, Content Team – Library Services, spoke about privileging humanity through his research and situating practice in context.
Rowena McGregor, Liaison Librarian, University of Southern Queensland, Library Services, discussed the practice of integrating library staff into research, as reflective practitioners.
Rebecca Muir, Doctoral Candidate at Charles Sturt University, reflected on the value of research skills and the importance of such research for advocacy within the library sector.