SkillsVision Forum for Librarians

Library Leadership from Resources to Strategies

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September 25th - 27th, 2017


The University of Melbourne, Grattan Street Parkville, Victoria, 3010, Australia.


 University’s Vice Chancellor  University’s Library Directors/Managers

A Library is the delivery room for the birthplace of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

- Norman Cousins -

Forum Overview

An opportunity to learn from the library success stories of University of Melbourne, a top ranked university in Australia, in strategical support and leadership. This is a programme designed for library leadership roles supporting fast changing academic workflows ranging from research to innovation and lifelong learning. Highlights include;

  • Expert sharing

    from Philip Kent, University Librarian and Executive Director, Collections

  • Field observation at:

    University of Melbourne, Monash University and State Library of Victoria (TBC)

  • Moderated discussions

    from sharing and observations with talking points include:
    1. Defining the future skills of librarians;
    2. Dealing with the changes of scholarly communication

Forum Agenda

  • Day 1, 24 September 2017
    Free & Easy

  • Day 2, 25 September 2017
    Expert Sharing @University of Melbourne

    9:00am Welcome and Overview of University and Library
    9:30am Setting the Environmental Scene – Changing Nature of Scholarly Communication
    10:30am Tea Break & Networking
    10:45am Library Strategy
    11:45am Supporting Teaching and Learning/Digital Literacies
    12:15pm Supporting Research
    1:00pm Lunch & Networking
    2:00pm Social and Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP) project and visit to Digital Studio, a digital humanities partnership between the Library and the Arts Faculty
    3:00pm Cultural Collections and Object Based Learning
    3:30pm Tour of Arts West
    4:00pm Library Workforce and Librarians of the Future
    4:30pm Tea Break & Networking

  • Day 3, 26 September 2017
    Field Observation Tour

    9:00am University of Melbourne’s library tour
    10:30am Tea Break & Networking
    10:50am Travel to Monash University
    11:30am Monash University’s library tour
    1:00pm Lunch & Networking
    2:00pm Travel to State Library of Victoria (TBC)
    2:30pm State Library of Victoria’s library tour (TBC)
    4:00pm Debrief – Field Observation Tour
    4:30pm Tea Break & Networking

  • Day 4, 27 September 2017
    Moderated Discussion @ University of Melbourne

    9:00am Welcome and introduction of World Café
    9:30am Round 1: Define the future of library services
    10:30am Tea Break & Networking
    10:50am Round 2: Define the future of scholarly communication and research planning
    11:50am Debrief
    12:30pm Round 3: Lunch discussion of the future competency of librarians
    2:00pm Debrief
    2:30pm Round 4: Outline the S.M.A.R.T KPIs in measuring future progress
    3:30pm Sharing
    4:30pm Certificate & photography session
    4:50pm Tea break & Adjourn

  • Day 5, 28 September 2017
    Free & Easy


Melbourne, Australia - September 25th - 27th, 2017

Early Bird Fee $USD 1,500
Early Bird Fee + Single Room Option $USD 1,800
Early Bird Fee without Accommodation $USD 900
Standard Fee $USD 1,800
Standard Fee + Single Room Option $USD 2,100
Standard Fee without Accommodation $USD 1,200
Early bird ends August 20

Methods of Payment - bank transfer

Bank account details:
Name: iGroup (Asia Pacific) Limited
Bank account number: 047-461108-274 (USD)
Bank Name and Address: The HongKong and Shanghai Bank Corporation Limited 1/F Causeway Plaza Two, 463-483 Lockhart Road Hong Kong

The registration fee includes

• 3 Plenary Sessions (Expert Sharing, Field Observation, & Moderated
• 2 Tea Breaks & 1 Lunch on each of the 3 training days
• Site Visit to the University of Melbourne Library, Monash University
   Library, & State Library of Victoria
• SkillsVision Forum Workbook
• 4 Nights’ accommodation – 24th to 28th Sept 2017 (Twin Sharing Room)

   Male    Female


Early bird ends August 20

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Cancellation Policy

All attendees are entitled to a 100% refund of the registration fee by 31 July and a 50% refund of the registration fee by 31August. There will be no refunds after 31 August. Please send inquires to