Research and consultancy projects
This study examined the knowledge, skills and attributes that public library staff in Victoria need today, and the emergent skillsets they will require in the future.
This literature review and environmental scan was undertaken in order to inform discussions of the issues associated with professional accreditation in LIS education.
Building the capacity and sustainability of library associations, with a particular focus on the Ukrainian Library Association.
A study to improve NSLA Libraries’ organisational understanding and practice as learning institutions and their ability to deliver literacy and learning programs to staff and the public.
This study was commissioned by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) to examine the current picture and evolving role of electronic textbooks (eTextbooks) and third party eLearning products in the academic arena.
AeP: ePortfolio use by university students in Australia: Informing excellence in policy and practice. AeP2: ePortfolio use by university students in Australia: Developing a sustainable community of practice.
AeP – Stage 1 Final Project Report (PDF, 5.1 Mb)
AeP2 – Stage 2 Final Report (PDF, 8.6 Mb)
A study of future options for the Queensland Government library and research services to provide clients with efficient and cost-effective access to the information they need to conduct government business.
A review of staff development policy and practice to gauge the quality and to identify the effectiveness of the current program, to determine whether the opportunities for learning and development were effectively reaching all staff and to establish the extent to which the program was aligned with QUT’s strategic priorities.
A study to consider the education and professional development framework needed to ensure that health librarians have a clearly defined scope of practice and the specific competency based knowledge and skills that enable them to contribute to the design and delivery of high quality health services.
A study of the library and information services (LIS) workforce in Australia, from the institutional or employer perspective, and to provide insights into workforce policy and practice across the LIS profession as a whole, with the similarities and differences noted between the distinctive areas of LIS practice.
An analysis of the research data collected in the neXus census covering the demographics, educational background and career details of individuals working in the library and information services sector in Australia, with a particular focus on the findings relevant to the States and Territories and the various library sectors.