skip to navigation skip to content

Cambridge University Library Staff Learning & Development course timetable

Show:

Tue 30 Oct 2018 – Sat 19 Jan 2019

Now Today



October 2018

Tue 30
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Unconscious Bias Briefing new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make. These may include decisions around recruitment, selection, assessment and broader interactions with others. The session will include tutor input and group activities to raise awareness about how to recognise and begin to manage the impact of implicit bias. We will also consider further sources of guidance to support individuals in their roles with specific responsibilities e.g. for managing others, teaching etc.

November 2018

Wed 7
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : GDPR for Librarians am Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

The new General Data Protection Principles (GDPR) take effect in May 2018. Although there is general online training for staff, this is a local version of a CILIP conference on GDPR, specifically for librarians.

All Cambridge Libraries Staff : ALMA Fulfillment Module new Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

An interactive workshop on the fulfillment module on the ALMA system.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : GDPR for Librarians pm Finished 13:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

The new General Data Protection Principles (GDPR) take effect in May 2018. Although there is general online training for staff, this is a local version of a CILIP conference on GDPR, specifically for librarians.

Tue 13
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Recruitment and Selection Skills new POSTPONED 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, who are interested in developing further skills in this area. This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.

Wed 14
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Staff Review and Development Meetings - Skills for Reviewers new Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

One to one and staff review and development (SRD) meetings are a crucial aspect of the organisations approach to performance management and key to the way in which we manage our people.

This workshop is aimed at the skills needed to facilitate great meetings, but more importantly, explains the positive benefits in behaviour and motivation that can be achieved through these discussions.

It can however be daunting and the course is intended to help you understand the context of SRD and build confidence in managing the process.

SRD is fundamentally a positive relationship building event between the manager and staff member. The skills and techniques that make this possible will be reviewed during this course.

Outline Content:

• Understanding SRD and its role in performance management • Linking to your one to ones • Setting good SMART objectives • Understanding the system in the University • Structuring the SRD • What makes a successful meeting? • Giving feedback & discussing performance • Dealing with challenges and unwilling people • Closing the SRD on a high • Personal actions

Thu 22
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Health & Safety Briefing new Finished 11:00 - 11:45 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

A general Health and Safety and Security briefing for staff who work in the main Cambridge University Library Building and the affiliated Faculty Libraries.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop new Finished 13:00 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library and meet some of the key people who work in it.

Thu 29
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Internal and External Customers : Service Excellence am new Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

An interactive workshop, focusing on providing service for both internal (colleagues) and external (readers) customers.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Internal and External Customers : Service Excellence pm new Finished 13:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

An interactive workshop, focusing on providing service for both internal (colleagues) and external (readers) customers.

For World Digital Preservation Day, come and celebrate the thinking and work required for the long-term preservation of our collections.

Hear about the challenges of audiovisual content (including both digital and analogue), in relation to Cambridge University Libraries audiovisual collections. Find out about why there is a ‘deadline’ for audiovisual content, and what might be done about it.

Learn about why we're at a crossroads in regard to digital preservation and where we might go from here.

Two short talks by Somaya Langley and Dave Gerrard of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project. Plus an opportunity for Q&A and discussion of audiovisual and digital preservation challenges.

December 2018

Mon 3
Cambridge University Library Staff : Managing People Through Difficult Situations new Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This course is designed to help give you confidence when managing people through difficult situations, to hone your skills further and highlight any areas that may require further development.

Outline:

Difficult? - Understanding difficulty - What can cause difficult behaviour/performance issues? - Developing empathy/Stepping back - Personality Style: Difficult or just Different? - Difficult situations: examples

Feedback - Purpose and Pitfalls - The four feedback factors - Giving feedback effectively

Behaviour/Performance Management - Managing difficult behaviours: Foundations - The One-to-One: The CHANGE model - Approaches to difficult people and situations - Handling defensiveness - Know when to involve HR

Action Planning.

Wed 5
Policy Development at Cambridge University Libraries: the inaugural Digital Preservation Policy new Finished 11:00 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Cambridge University Libraries has a new Digital Preservation Policy that has been developed over the past two years as part of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project.

Come along to hear how this policy has been developed, what the policy covers, and what this means for you and your work.

Thu 6
Policy Development at Cambridge University Libraries: the inaugural Digital Preservation Policy new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

Cambridge University Libraries has a new Digital Preservation Policy that has been developed over the past two years as part of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project.

Come along to hear how this policy has been developed, what the policy covers, and what this means for you and your work.

Sat 8
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Saturday Induction Workshop new Finished 14:00 - 15:15 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This workshop designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Saturday Induction Workshop new Finished 15:00 - 16:15 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This workshop designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library

Thu 13
All Cambridge Libraries : Introduction to Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) new Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

An introduction to the theory and structure of Library of Congress Subject Headings. There is an opportunity for hands-on participation.

January 2019

Tue 8
All Cambridge Libraries : Alma Acquisitions Module new Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Faculty of Law, Freshfields Legal IT Centre, IT Training Room

This course is for staff that will need to use the Acquisitions functionality in Alma and have not had experience of it before. The course covers the key activities that will be performed in Acquisitions, including:

  • Vendor records
  • Funds and Ledgers
  • Po lines and POs
  • Creating a PO line
  • PO line template
  • Manual packaging
  • Creating a PO Line from an external bib record
  • Cancelling or deleting a Purchase Order
  • Receiving
  • Cataloguing processes
  • Invoices
  • Claims
All Cambridge Libraries : Further use of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) new Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Aoi Comms Room 1

We will look at the rules for creating LC geographical subject heading strings, the subject headings for biography and collections of correspondence, and pattern headings.

Mon 14
All Staff Briefing new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in January 2019. Details of the agenda will be advised closer to the dates.

Tue 15
Web Archiving : An Introduction new Finished 13:30 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

An introduction to the UK Web archive – its purposes and what it collects. An initial training session for those who might be interested in contributing. Attending the training session will not commit you to contributing, but rather indicate to us who would like to be involved in further discussions.

Wed 16
Cambridge University Library Staff : Mentoring Workshop new Finished 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Whilst the importance of coaching is widely recognised it is important to maintain the organisations mentoring capability. Be this formal mentoring where the mentor has been assigned or using mentoring skill in a more day to day conversational way having people who are skilled at providing guidance and developing people can have a marked effect on organisational performance . The workshop is suitable for anybody with either a formal or informal role as a mentor and also for line managers wishing to develop this skill. The workshop can be a way of developing a mentoring culture across the organisation or for specific departments or service areas.

All Staff Briefing new Finished 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in January 2019. Details of the agenda will be advised closer to the dates.

Thu 17
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Recruitment and Selection Skills new (1 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, who are interested in developing further skills in this area. This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.

Sat 19
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Reader Services Workshop new Finished 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

A series of workshops for Reader Services staff and relief staff to discuss the proposed changes to the way Reader Services operates.

These are intended to align with The new Library Strategy