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Training Opportunities Update

By Michelle Wake, on 7 January 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We still have some spaces on the “Bite Size” events arranged by the UCL Library Services Staff Training Committee, so please do take a look at the training opportunities below:

1. CPD Roadshow
Date: Tuesday 12th January 2016
Time: 3pm to 4pm
Facilitator: Michelle Wake (Chair UCL Library Services Training Committee and Chair of cpd25)

Description: Come along for an overview of the training opportunities within UCL and externally for all UCL Library staff, there’s sure to be opportunities to suit everyone.
Audience: All (especially for those unable to attend the session at the 2015 UCL Library Services Staff Conference)

Location: Science Library, Room 417
Maximum Number of Attendees: 30

2. Introduction to Copyright
Date: Monday 18th January 2016
Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
Facilitator: Chris Holland (UCL Library Services Copyright Support Officer)

Description: Everything you wanted to know about copyright but were afraid to ask. Chris Holland will take you through the basics of copyright with some interesting examples and the opportunity to ask questions.
Audience: All

Location: Science Library, Room 417
Maximum Number of Attendees: 30

3. UCL Press
Date: Thursday 21st January 2016
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Facilitator: Lara Speicher (Publishing Manager, UCL Press)

Description: UCL Press is the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK. Re-launched in 2015, UCL Press publishes scholarly monographs, edited collections, scholarly editions, textbooks and journals, all in Open Access form, freely available to download from the UCL Press website, UCL Discovery and other open access platforms. UCL Press welcomes new proposals from UCL academics in all subject areas, and is actively seeking new proposals. Lara will talk about the establishment of UCL Press, how the Press runs, its future developments and will highlight the benefits to UCL academic staff for choosing to publish with UCL Press.
Audience: All Library staff and UCL School of Pharmacy academics.

Location: UCL School of Pharmacy, Room M1
Maximum Number of Attendees: 30

4. UCL Arena Open
Date: Tuesday 26th January 2016
Time: 3pm to 4pm (with the option of attending to 4.30pm for those who have additional questions)
Facilitator: Dr Rosalind Duhs (Principal Teaching Fellow and Associate Director CALT and Director of UCL Arena)

Description: In a session specifically designed for UCL Library staff Rosalind will provide an introduction to this continuing professional development scheme, which is for those who teach, train or support students’ learning (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/arena/open). Accredited by the Higher Education Academy Arena Open gives you a chance to gain both a UCL Arena Fellowship and the corresponding HEA Fellowship, which is a nationally recognised award.
Audience: Staff who teach, train or support learning (e.g. facilitate learning about finding library resources, encouraging students, offering support).

Location: Science Library, Room 417
Maximum Number of Attendees: 30

5. Why Health and Safety should not be difficult
Date: Thursday 11th February 2016
Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Facilitator: Jay Woodhouse (UCL Library Services Departmental Safety Officer and Security Manager)

Description: This session will review the basic concepts of risk assessment, what are risks and hazards and how do they relate to your day to day work. How to use a common sense approach to health and safety in the workplace, gearing it to the level of danger in your workplace and the work you do. Why are we writing war and peace to cover our health and safety and is there an easier way for use to do this. Review the HSE attitude towards the implementation of Health and Safety in England and their Myth Busters programme.
Audience: All

Location: Science Library, Room 417
Maximum Number of Attendees: 30

Please book by completing the Training Request Form at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/libnet/training.

More events to follow throughout the year!

Best wishes,


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