Branching Out Aug 2016

This expertly curated, practical online course guides you through the processes and resources involved in family history research.

Short activities and case studies offer hands-on research scenarios to explore, and we provide support and interaction in a friendly forum environment.

Most importantly, Branching Out introduces you to the rich array of resources available for family historians, from genealogy databases to the State Library's peerless online and physical resources. Enhance your online skills, and learn helpful tips and tricks you can use for any research task.

Branching Out is a professional development course available to Victorian public library staff. It isn’t currently available to the general public. Contact learning@slv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Jump Start Apr 2016

This course, designed for Victorian public library staff in partnerships with Public Libraries Victoria Network, was delivered in April 2016 and is now only available to past participants.

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Shift alt story: an introduction to digital storytelling

Designed for educators and librarians, the four-unit, self-paced Shift alt story program examines the role of digital technology in transforming the way we read, write and share our experience of stories.

This course is only available to registered particpants. To find out more about upcoming prorgams, subscribe to the State Library enews.


Jump Start May 2017

This practical online course is designed to help information professionals thrive in the digital environment. The six-week course covers a range of topics and activities, including:

  • identifying different sources of digital information
  • ways to enhance your online search skills
  • finding information you can trust
  • using social media as a research tool
  • different ways of storing and sharing information
  • participating in discussion forums
  • exploring key course concepts through a topic that interests you.

Jump start is a professional development course available to Victorian public library staff. It isn’t currently available to the general public. Contact learning@slv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Branching out March 2017

This expertly curated, practical online course guides you through the processes and resources involved in family history research.

Short activities and case studies offer hands-on research scenarios to explore, and we provide support and interaction in a friendly forum environment.

Most importantly, Branching out introduces you to the rich array of resources available for family historians, from genealogy databases to the State Library's peerless online and physical resources. Enhance your online skills, and learn helpful tips and tricks you can use for any research task.

Branching out is a professional development course available to Victorian public library staff. It isn’t currently available to the general public. Contact learning@slv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Jump Start Oct 2016

This practical online course is designed to help information professionals thrive in the digital environment.

The six-week course covers a range of topics and activities, including:

  • identifying different sources of digital information
  • ways to enhance your online search skills
  • finding information you can trust
  • using social media as a research tool
  • different ways of storing and sharing information
  • participating in discussion forums
  • exploring key course concepts through a topic that interests you.

Jump start is a professional development course available to Victorian public library staff. It isn’t currently available to the general public. Contact learning@slv.vic.gov.au for more information.