Researcher Development Library Workshops in May

April 10, 2018

Researchers, learn more about effective searching, managing and keeping up to date with the literature, managing your research data, publishing, and measuring your publication impact.


Albany and Manawatū Libraries will be running a series of five Researcher Development Library Workshops during May. Register for all, or just the ones you are interested in. Details of times and registration are available on the Researcher Development Library Workshops schedule.


Searching Essentials:
Analyse your information need to inform your decisions about search tools and strategies; develop search strategies and search appropriate databases effectively; organise and manage your literature search results and use them effectively.


Research Data Management Basics:
Gain an understanding of the research data management landscape, and how good practices support your research; understand some practical aspects of looking after data including what you need to do to securely store, make sense of, and maintain access to your data; identify 3 important things you need to do to kick start your own data management plan.


Research Community and Keeping Up-to-Date:
Identify your research community and engage with it effectively; develop your research identity and raise your academic profile; develop a current awareness strategy to stay abreast of new developments and publications in your field.


Identify what you need to know about open access, copyright and publishing agreements in order to make good decisions about publication choices; evaluate journals and publishers in order to identify the most appropriate journals and publishers for your research field; write so that your publications are easily discoverable.


Publication Impact:
Recognise the importance of monitoring your publication impact for your career and the University; strategically monitor your publication impact to report and inform the University.



Registration is essential. For Researcher Development Library Workshops at all campuses and in the future, please see the Researcher Development Library Workshops schedule.

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