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Skills Vision Forum | Learn, Lead and Become a Successful Library in this Fast Changing Academic World (25 – 27 Sept 2017)

As a dedication to our value-adding service, our IGroup has launched an international forum for all library community. We are pleased to invite you to join us on board in this learning journey and be prepared for the future.



A collaboration between IGroup and
Australia’s Number 1 University*, University of Melbourne.

3-day Dedicated Learning of Library Leadership from Resources to Strategies.
            *Ranking Based on Times Higher Education 2016/2017


This September…

Get Ready to Think like a Leader

Be Equipped to Cope and Deal with

Incoming Challenges of the Fast Changing Academic Workflows

Ranging from Research to Innovation and Lifelong Learning!!


At the End of the Forum, You Will Be Able to:

Understand what is Library Leadership for Strategical Support

Observe and Envision the Future Skills of Librarians

Prepare for the Fast Changing Workflows in Universities

 Key Highlights:

Expert Sharing from Philip Kent, University Librarian and Executive Director, Collections


Field Observation at University of Melbourne, Monash University and State Library of Victoria

Moderated Discussions from
Sharing & Observations with
Talking Points include:

✓ Defining the Future Skills of Librarians

✓  Dealing with the Changes in Scholarly Communication & Research Planning

Special Invited Guest Speaker:



University’s Vice Chancellor

University’s Library



25th – 27th September 2017


The University of Melbourne,

Grattan Street Parkville,

Victoria, 3010, Australia.



Standard Fee For Twin Sharing Room $USD 1,800
Standard Fee For Single Room $USD 2,100
Standard Fee without Accommodation $USD 1,200
 Early bird ends August 20, 2017
**Should you come in a big group or do have any request/queries, do drop us an email [email protected].

Methods of Payment – Bank Transfer

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

Package Includes:

• 3 Plenary Sessions (Expert Sharing, Field Observation, & Moderated Discussions)
• 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)
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
    2:30pm State Library of Victoria’s library tour
    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

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 31 August 2017.
There will be no refunds after 31 August 2017. Please send inquiries to [email protected].