The Fellowship was established in 2010 with the transfer of accumulated funds to CAUL from UNISON, a partnership of the university libraries of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, formed to facilitate dialogue and enable cooperation.
A travelling Fellowship of up to $5,000 was provided competitively each year to support overseas investigations of current issues of importance to university libraries in Australia.
Criteria for selecting the successful application:
- The potential of the investigation described in the application to further the goals identified in the CAUL Strategic Plan with preference given to applications which appear likely to promote innovation.
- Demonstrated ability of the applicant to complete the nominated investigation. Preference will be given to early to mid-career librarians with the capacity to develop as leader of the profession.
- Support from the university librarian at the applicant’s library including, where necessary, funding to cover any additional costs of the investigation.
Recipients of the CAUL International Travelling Fellowship
Kylie Nickels, Library Event Manager of the University of Melbourne, to investigate the gamut of activities involved in library engagement with its community. She will look at best practice management of these activities, methodologies to analyse performance in this area, and how models of engagement can transform relationships with Australian research libraries. (1/10/12)
CAUL International Travelling Fellowship 2013 [Report] Submitted by Kylie Nickels, University Library Event Manager, University of Melbourne (13/12/13, updated 22/1/14)
Julie Clift, Team Leader, Subscriptions, Curtin University, to review the impact of NextGen library systems on electronic acquisition systems. (15/9/11)
Julie reported to the CAUL Executive on 21 December 2012, Next Generation Library Management Systems and Electronic Resource Acquisitions, and presented her findings at the CAUL Datasets Coordinators Forum, 11 February 2013.
Annie Yee, Liaison Librarian, RMIT University Library, won the fellowship for her proposal to determine the potential impact of mobile devices in academic libraries. See CITF 2011 report (19/6/11) Annie reported on her findings at VALA 2012