Librarian training

The following pages offer training resources covering a variety of topics in research support. Each topic displays the content according to format so you can find something to suit your preferences.  You can explore any of the following topics by selecting the relevant page:

You may also want to explore the content by project via the links below:

Research Support Ambassador Programme

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The Research Support Ambassador Programme a aims to upskill staff in the areas of scholarly communication so that they feel more confident and able to support their local research community. What began as a face to face programme has developed into a self-paced online programme which guides learners through the basics of research support.

Research Support Handy Guides

Research Support Handy Guides

This series of short, accessible guides cover key topics in research support from how to spot a predatory publisher to demystifying the peer review process. Although these guides are aimed at librarians wanting to know more about the topics they can also be used as handouts for researchers to reinforce key messages. All guides are available via a CC-BY licence allowing adaptation to in-house branding.

Research in 3 Minutes

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Scholarly communication is a large and potentially confusing topic for both researchers and librarians. Library staff supporting the research community need to build their knowledge of this area but it can be hard to find the time to do this in addition to other competing priorities.This series of short videos covers the essential topics librarians need to know in around three minutes. Each Research in 3 Minutes video covers a core concept such as the publication lifecycle, Research Data Management or Text and Data Mining.  So sit back, relax and select a video to learn about research support in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee!

Wednesday Webinars

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Held monthly, these webinars offer a chance to discuss developing issues in scholarly communication in more depth. Developed as a reaction to current debates in the sector these sessions look at topics such as Plan S, mirror journals and copyright.

OSC Podcast

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Not everyone has the time or the opportunity to watch videos or attend training so I have adapted some of the most popular sessions into podcasts which can be accessed on the go. Also featured are a series of mini-podcasts created as part of the Research Support Ambassador Programme.

Research Support Vox Pops

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What is it REALLY like to work in scholarly communication and research support? Listen to colleagues from a variety of roles and backgrounds discussing their roles, the skills needed, the challenges faced and how these were overcome in these short Vox pop videos.

Copyright for Researchers LibGuide

The first LibGuide at Cambridge University dedicated to copyright, this site focuses on advice relevant to the research community as they look to protect and promote their work.

Moving into Research Support

This interactive half-day workshop aims to educate those who aim to or have recently moved into research support roles. Covering the basics of the scholarly communication landscape, data management, Open Access, publication and metrics this session features a range of activities those working in research support would be able to perform to offer a taster.