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VGLS can tailor targeted training sessions for groups when required.

If you need a customised training session, you can email your request to vgls@dtf.vic.gov.au


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Library Training 2021

Extra Webinars

Due to demand, we are offering extra legal research webinars over March. Take the opportunity to capture more points before the CPD expiry date on March 31.

VGLS is pleased to offer a range of information sessions online via Microsoft Teams.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) forced the VPS to work remotely, the VGLS fast tracked its development of delivering sessions remotely and the program below allows you to sign up for all our popular training as well as new sessions.

Sign up for a session today, or contact us here to discuss building a bespoke training session for your team.


Program 1 Webinars - Introduction to Online Library Services

This Microsoft Teams webinar provides an overview of the Library Website - how to register, navigate the site, use the catalogue, request loans and research services and access resources. This session is hosted on Microsoft Teams. 

Audience:  New or infrequent users of the Library. 

Duration: 1 Hour

Wednesday, 28 April 2.30-3.30

 

Program 2 Webinars - Search Strategies

This MS Teams session covers the literature search workflow, techniques to discover evidence-based information, preparing for the search, and then performing it using the authoritative online resources.

Audience:  It is recommended that you are familiar with using the library’s resources or have attended an Introduction to Online Library Services session.

Duration: 1 Hour

Wednesday, 21 April 10.30-11.30

 

Program 3 Webinar - Finding Online Newspaper Articles

This MS Teams session will show you how to: Search and find online current and archived newspaper articles from the major Victorian and Australian newspapers.

Audience:  It is recommended that you are familiar with using the library’s resources or have attended an Introduction to Online Library Services session.

Duration: 1 Hour

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Program 4 Webinars - Introduction to EndNote

This MS Teams session will show how to:

  • Discover Endnote - a reference tool that allows you to automatically create & manage bibliographic citations to download to your documents and publications. This tool is suited to those who write policy; prepare publications or are studying.
  • Technical Requirements: Contact your IT department to ensure you have access to Endnote version X.7 or higher.

Audience:  New or infrequent users of Endnote. It is recommended that you are familiar with using the library’s resources or have attended an Introduction to Online Library Services session

Duration: 1 Hour

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Program 5 Webinars - Legal Sessions

Finding Caselaw

This MS Teams session will enable you to:

  • If you need to brush up on your caselaw research or are new to this area please register to attend this session.
  • We will look at how you can best use the Lexis Advance database to provide you with additional benefits and search results.
  • This session constitutes one CPD point

Audience:  VPS staff employed in a legal capacity with a working knowledge of the law. It is recommended that you are familiar with using the Library service.

Duration: 1 Hour

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Creating Legal Alerts

This MS Teams session will enable you to:

    • If you want to get the most out of how to establish your alerts please register to attend this webinar.
    • We will look at how you can best use Lexis, Westlaw, Lawlex, Informit and Capital Monitor to enable you to track important developments.
    • This session constitutes one CPD point

coming soon

 

Program 6 Webinars - Finding Legislation

This MS Teams session will enable you to:

      • If you need to brush up on your legislation research or are new to this area please register to attend this session.
      • We will look at how you can best use the official Victorian legislation website and the Lexis Advance and Capital Monitor databases to provide you with additional benefits and search results.
      • This session constitutes one CPD point

Audience:  VPS staff employed in a legal capacity with a working knowledge of the law. It is recommended that you are familiar with using the Library service.

Duration: 1 Hour

Wednesday, 28 April 10.30-11.30

 

Program 7 Webinars - Searching Government Gazettes

This MS Teams session will enable you to:

      • Identify the online platforms for searching Government Gazettes;
      • Outline what the gazettes publish and why this may be important to your research &
      • Execute accurate search functions in order to locate information quickly and efficiently.
      • This session constitutes one CPD point

Audience:  VPS staff employed in a legal capacity with a working knowledge of the law. It is recommended that you are familiar with using the Library service.

Duration: 1 Hour

Tuesday, 20 April 2.30-3.30

 

Program 8 Webinars - Finding Legal Commentaries

This MS Teams session will enable you to:

      • Locate commentary and discussion on different areas of the law;
      • Discover the online publications and services that focus on your area of interest;
      • Identify established, authoritative caselaw that sets a legal precedent &
      • Find annotated versions of important acts that provide a narrative on a legal area of concern.
      • This session constitutes one CPD point

Audience:  VPS staff employed in a legal capacity with a working knowledge of the law. It is recommended that you are familiar with using the Library service.

Duration: 1 Hour

coming soon