Training and workshops

18th Aug 2022 10:00am

Writing with style

This session will examine the ways in which you can bring greater style and voice to your academic writing. It will look at some creative and practical approaches to help you write in clear and precise language and develop more distinctive and elegant prose in your thesis.

We will look at:

  • Finding and highlighting your voice
  • Key elements of stylish writing
  • Creating compelling narratives from your research
  • Editing for style


18th Aug 2022 11:00am

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!

This session will explore how to set up your Academic Profile, including:

  • How to display your biography in searches
  • How to make your favourite publications appear first
  • Adding YouTube videos and other media
  • Using different features to make your profile have impact!
  • This session is intended for La Trobe Researchers and Graduate Researchers only.


18th Aug 2022 5:00pm

Supercharge your studies: Writing a literature review

This session examines the purpose, structure, and content of Literature Reviews. It covers introductions, body paragraphs, synthesising your literature, and paraphrasing.


22nd Aug 2022 11:00am

DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

Learn how to create a brief citation and impact report that showcases your excellence using a sample of your five career-best publications.

In this two-hour practical workshop you will find publication metrics and altmetrics using tools such as Scopus, Web of Science and Altmetric Explorer, consider what the metrics mean and how to use them to your advantage for purposes such as promotion and grant applications.

To participate in the workshop you will need:

Staff and graduate researchers with fewer than five publications are welcome to attend. Please bring along the details of five publications from a research hero.


23rd Aug 2022 11:00am

Supercharge your studies: EJournals Explored

Develop your skills in finding, understanding, and using online journal articles for your assignments.


23rd Aug 2022 12:00pm

Writers on Campus - Writing Queer Lives

In the first of a new events series, Writers on Campus, we celebrate Pride Week with ‘Writing Queer Lives’, a conversation between author and activist Dennis Altman, and historian and memoirist Yves Rees.

Dennis Altman is the author of 15 books including Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation and Defying gravity: a political life, a La Trobe legend for many decades, acclaimed sexuality theorist, and now the Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow. Yves Rees is a lecturer in History, co-host of the podcast Archive Fever, award-winning essayist, and author of the memoir All About Yves. The event will be hosted by author and creative writing lecturer Kelly Gardiner.

Don’t miss what promises to be a very special conversation celebrating queer lives and queer writing.

Register online

A partnership program presented by La Trobe School of Humanities & Social Sciences and La Trobe University Library.


23rd Aug 2022 2:00pm

Supercharge your studies: Student to student: Burnout and beyond

Are you dragging your feet through everyday tasks? Are things that used to spark joy becoming dull and tedious? You may be experiencing burnout. Don't worry! In our new student-run workshop, we will help you identify the signs and symptoms of being overwhelmed and burnt out. Our Peer Learning Advisor presenters will show you how to recover from burnout, and how to avoid it in the future.


24th Aug 2022 2:00pm

Supercharge your studies: Reflective writing

This online workshop will look at the process and characteristics of reflective writing and how to support your reflection with evidence from academic sources.


24th Aug 2022 6:00pm

Supercharge your studies: Search Skills II

Further develop your search skills in this online workshop with an introduction to databases and using Google Scholar more effectively.


25th Aug 2022 2:00pm

Supercharge your studies: Finding Pride in Library collections and beyond

“The ability to see yourself in the past is essential to forming a sense of belonging in the world.” Archie Barry wrote in 2018. “It seems now I’ve naturally fallen into a role that many queer and gender diverse people fall into: that of informal researcher. We silently horde content – URLs, zines, ads, pamphlets, stickers, mp3s, books, posters – to build a personalised buffer, a kind of archive armour, between the self and the ¬cis-hetero world.”

Join Library staff on a tour through queer and trans archives and research databases and projects. They will introduce you to some of their favourite archives, objects, and more collections, and get you started on your own quests back through your communities’ histories to find queer and trans solidarity, hope, and joy.


30th Aug 2022 10:00am

Report Writing and Referencing Hacks workshop

This two-part workshop begins with report writing and includes tips on structure, style, common errors and where to find resources. Then, learn some FUNdamental referencing hacks with an experienced Librarian.


30th Aug 2022 11:30am

Essays and Referencing Hacks workshop

This two-part workshop begins with essays and takes you through each step of the process from planning and structuring, to writing and editing. Then, learn some FUNdamental referencing hacks with an experienced Librarian.


30th Aug 2022 2:00pm

Using References in your Writing workshop

Not sure how to use references in your writing? In this workshop you'll learn methods for incorporating sources into your writing  to support your academic arguments and avoid plagiarism.


30th Aug 2022 3:00pm

Getting Back on Track with your Assessments workshop

This workshop will look at strategies to help you get back on track. We'll talk about prioritising tasks, time management and where to go for more support.


30th Aug 2022 6:00pm

Library Skills 2: Databases and Google Scholar Hacks workshop

This session introduces databases and will also provide tips about using Google Scholar more effectively.


31st Aug 2022 3:30pm

La Trobe Book Club (LTBC) - Zoom

La Trobe Book Club (LTBC) is a fun and inclusive space for all La Trobe University students to meet and discuss all things books and literature – from thrillers to romance, comedy to poetry, and more.

The theme for August is Fantasy so come prepared to tell us about any you've read recently or why this genre is not for you.

La Trobe Book Club (LTBC) is run by La Trobe University Library and the Population Health Student Association and new members are always welcome!


1st Sep 2022

EOI – DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics

This is an expression of interest for DIY RAVE: A do-it-yourself guide to compiling your research metrics workshops

Please register your interest in attending a DIY RAVE session in Semester 2, 2022. A session will be scheduled if there is enough demand.


5th Sep 2022 1:00pm

Research Data Management @ La Trobe

Feeling confused about how to manage your research data at La Trobe? Unsure of your obligations? No matter the type of data you're working with, this online session will give you a solid understanding of the principles underlying management of research data at La Trobe University.

You will learn about:

  • why good research data management is important
  • La Trobe's research data management policy, and the context in which it sits
  • the importance of planning how you will manage your research data
  • strategies, options, systems, and services to help you with data storage, sensitive data, data retention, and collaboration.


6th Sep 2022 1:00pm

EndNote 20 Fundamentals for Researchers

This online session is for researchers and graduate researchers wanting to learn how to use EndNote for reference management.

You will learn how to:

  • Create a new desktop and online EndNote library and sync populated libraries
  • Populate the library with references
  • Attach PDFs to references
  • Use EndNote’s Cite While You Write feature to create in-text citations, edit citations, generate a reference list and change output styles
  • Create groups, smart groups and group sets
  • Save and back up a library


7th Sep 2022 10:00am

Punctuation for precision, clarity and style

A workshop designed to help you improve your punctuation to enhance the precision, clarity and stylistic qualities of your writing.


13th Sep 2022 10:00am

Strategies and tips for editing your thesis

This online workshop will offer practical strategies and advice to improve your editing skills.


13th Sep 2022 3:00pm

Digital Research Drop In

Do you have any questions relating to data storage or management, survey tools e.g. REDCap, the Digital Research training programs, programming, use of computing in research, etc? We have experts from IS and the Library on hand to answer them.


14th Sep 2022 10:00am

Word: Formatting your thesis

Need to get your thesis ready for submission? Join our online workshop to learn to format your thesis.

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Create and edit header styles
  • Use the navigation pane
  • Set up multi-level lists based on header styles
  • Create section breaks
  • Set up page numbering for varied numbering formats in the same document
  • Add and modify a table of contents
  • Add figure captions and a table of figures
  • Set up track changes, review, add and respond to comments
  • Add EndNote cite-while-you write citations
  • Combine multiple chapters containing EndNote citations into one document


21st Sep 2022 12:00pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!

This session will explore how to set up your Academic Profile, including:

  • How to display your biography in searches
  • How to make your favourite publications appear first
  • Adding YouTube videos and other media
  • Using different features to make your profile have impact!
  • This session is intended for La Trobe Researchers and Graduate Researchers only.


27th Sep 2022 10:00am

Writing Thesis Abstracts

This workshop will look at what to include and what not to include in an Abstract and offer some quick tips, practical advice and activities to help you start on this important part of your thesis.


11th Oct 2022 1:30pm

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!

This session will explore how to set up your Academic Profile, including:

  • How to display your biography in searches
  • How to make your favourite publications appear first
  • Adding YouTube videos and other media
  • Using different features to make your profile have impact!
  • This session is intended for La Trobe Researchers and Graduate Researchers only.


2nd Nov 2022 11:00am

La Trobe Academic Profiles

Academic Profiles are your public facing window to your research. Make them stand out!

This session will explore how to set up your Academic Profile, including:

  • How to display your biography in searches
  • How to make your favourite publications appear first
  • Adding YouTube videos and other media
  • Using different features to make your profile have impact!
  • This session is intended for La Trobe Researchers and Graduate Researchers only.


Library researcher education

We offer many different workshops, including EndNote, Word Long Docs, NVivo, research presentations and more.

Graduate Research School workshops and seminars

We provide training to postgraduate research students

Self-guided training

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