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Tour of new library spaces by CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group

CAVAL Ltd.(Members-only)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 9:15 am to 2:45 pm (AEST)

Tour of new library spaces by CAVAL Professional Develo...

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Full tour (9.15 am-2.45 pm)   more info Ended Free  
Visit University of Melbourne ONLY (9.15 am-12 Noon)   more info Ended Free  
Visit RMIT ONLY (1.15 pm- 2.45 pm)   more info Ended Free  

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Event Details

Tour of new spaces at the University of Melbourne Library and RMIT University Library

Organised by the CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group (For staff from CAVAL Member Libraries only)

26 September 2017, 9.30am – 2.45 pm


Part 1: University of Melbourne

9.30 am-10.15 am  - Tour of the University of Melbourne Architecture Building and Planning Library in the Melbourne School of Design 

Conducted by : Naomi Mullumby, Faculty, School Librarian, ABP

The Architecture Building and Planning Library is situated on the ground floor of the Melbourne School of Design. Its prime position and co-location with the Fab Lab and Dulux gallery reflects it unique position in supporting design research. Library staff collaborate with faculty to build collections, digitise unique holdings, exhibit student work, curate library displays of rare books and archival collections, conduct interdisciplinary research, capture research outputs, and shape the design pedagogy. The ABP library supports the scholarly interest and design culture of the faculty.

10.15 am – 10.20 am – Questions

10.20 am – 10.30 am – Walk to Baillieu Library

Conducted by: Sandra Woods, Manager, Library Programs 

10.30 am-10. 40 am The University of Melbourne Library Overview and key 2017 strategic directions and new initiatives

Conducted by:  Karen Kealy, Associate Director, Information Services & Library Spaces

10.40 am – 10.45 am - Questions

10.45 am – 11.15am - Morning Tea

11.15 am -11. 50 am - Tour Baillieu Library/Arts West, including the Digital Studio

Conducted by : Monica Raszewski, Liaison librarian [updated]

The University of Melbourne Library will provide a tour of the redeveloped student spaces on the Baillieu Ground Floor (North and South) designed by ntc architects, in addition to select learning and teaching spaces in the new Arts West Building, Faculty of Arts designed by ARM & Architectus.

11.50 am – 12 noon: Questions and departure

Travel to RMIT for lunch

12.30 pm -1.15 pm - Light lunch at RMIT University, Swanston Library 



Part 2: RMIT University

1.15 pm -1.45pm - Introduction to RMIT University Library and New Academic Street Project (BUILDING 10, LEVEL 6, ROOM 063 (MEGAFLEX)

Conducted by : University Librarian and Director, Student Success or nominee (tbc)

1.45 pm - 2.45pm - Tour of the new Swanston Library 

Conducted by :Tanya Bramley, Manager, Swanston Library or nominees

The new Swanston Library precinct provides 40% more study space, an enhanced service model, enhanced technology and improved access. The new Library responds to the needs of the students reflecting the diverse range of activities that occur across the University: connecting, experimenting, making, researching, collaborating and thinking. See for more information.


Who can attend?

Library staff from all CAVAL member libraries are welcome, particularly those with an interest in new library spaces.

Is there a charge for the event?  

No, this event is free of charge - and is exclusively for staff of CAVAL's member university libraries.

Is the event catered?

Yes, morning tea will be provided in the first tour. Lunch is included for those attending full-day tour. Please advise of any dietary requirements when registering.

Is my registration transferrable?

If you are unable to attend, and wish to transfer your place to a colleague at your university, please contact to advise us of the new details.

What if I can't make it?

Places are limited. Please advise asap if you unable to attend.

Have questions about Tour of new library spaces by CAVAL Professional Development Interest Group? Contact CAVAL Ltd.(Members-only)

When & Where

The University of Melbourne Library, Parkville / RMIT University Library, Swanston St.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from 9:15 am to 2:45 pm (AEST)

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