History

History of Research Support Community Day

In November 2011, in establishing the lack of PD available for librarians working in research support, the current chair of the Research Support Community Day Organising Committee, Jayshree Mamtora, then working as Research Services Coordinator at Charles Darwin University, put out a call to set up a committee to help organise such a national activity. There was an enthusiastic response with a small group coming together in 2012 to organise the first Research Support Community Day, held in February 2013. Following the success of the first event, it was agreed that the event would be held annually to coincide with the ALIA Information Online and VALA conferences in February each year.

  • Nov 2011 Call for EOI in organising an Australian national PD event for research librarians

  • July 2012 First Research Support Community Day Organising Committee set up

  • 11 Feb 2013 First Research Support Community Day 2013, Brisbane, Griffith University, South Bank Campus (with Info Online). Organising Committee members: Josipa Crnic, Robyn Drummond, Jayshree Mamtora (Chair), Therese Nolan-Brown, Rebecca Parker, Susan Robbins.

  • 3 Feb 2014 Second Research Support Community Day 2014, University of Melbourne (with VALA)

  • 2 Feb 2015 Third Research Support Community Day 2015, Sydney, UNSW (with Info Online)

  • 8 Feb 2016 Fourth Research Support Community Day 2016, Melbourne, Deakin University (with VALA)

  • 13 Feb 2017 Fifth Research Support Community Day 2017, Sydney, UNSW (with Info Online)

  • 12 Feb 2018 Sixth Research Support Community Day 2018, University of Melbourne (with VALA)

  • 24 May 2019 Seventh Research Support Community Day 2019, University of Sydney (with THETA)

  • 10 Feb 2020 Eighth Research Community Day 2020, Deakin University (with VALA)

  • 2-4 Feb 2021 Ninth Research Support Community Day 2020. Virtual event hosted by UTS, held over three days

  • 1-4 Feb 2022 Tenth Research Support Community Day 2021. Virtual event hosted by University of Melbourne, held over four days