This post was written by Kat Cain (Deakin University Library), Lindsey Fratus (University of Newcastle Library), Liz Walkley Hall (Flinders University Library). All three writers are part of the CAUL EMC Conference project.
What does 2022 look like for you and your work in the academic Library sector? Many of us have strat plans with OER goals or students as partners as top level foci. The moving feast of “Read and Publish” is shaking up Open Access outcomes across the board. And while our core business has always been aligning with tertiary learning and teaching goals, new ways to flexibly engage and enable curriculum have become a heightened priority. On top of this, we’re all dealing with evolving digital practices impacting learning, research and everyday ways of working.
Exchanging ideas & experiences across industry.
The inaugural CAUL 2022 Enabling the Modern Curriculum Conference has been specifically designed for our academic library community.
It offers new learnings and practice-based knowledge for expert staff across the Australia and New Zealand industry to embed in their work.
What practical action should you take?
- Lock in the CAUL EMC Conference into your 2022 calendar
- Start thinking about sharing and showcasing your Library’s work or learnings
What are the dates?
Remember it’s a hybrid event so the conference dates for both in-person and online experiences:
- Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September for the online program
- Tuesday 13 September for the face-to-face events in five capital cities.
What is the Conference all about?
This conference offers you and your institution the chance to exchange ideas and experience in a novel way. Using a hybrid conference model means flexible attendance options – pick and choose between in-person located learning and digital experiences.
CAUL’s intention in offering a hybrid conference model is to ensure flexibility and access for its member libraries. But it also provides the different but complementary dimensions of national lens and a local, state-based gatherings.
Your voice in this space
One of the great things about the Conferences is sharing thoughts, learnings and new projects outside of our own work bubbles. We will soon be taking submissions for presentation ideas – so start thinking about what you could share with your academic library community!