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Essential Library Information For Staff: Liaison Librarians

Introducing Melbourne Polytechnic staff to essential information about library resources and services

Information Skills Training Sessions

Liaison Librarians deliver training sessions in:

  • Referencing
  • Turnitin
  • Database search skills
  • Evaluating information
  • Preparing literature reviews
  • Assignment-based information seeking
  • Setting up alerts

Liaison Librarians will adapt training sessions to suit your needs.

Copyright Information

I can COPY this ...RIGHT?!!

Important Copyright Information

How to read eBooks @ MP Library online

Checking out & downloading eBooks @ MP Library

Liaison Librarians communicate on library-related matters across all of Melbourne Polytechnic's schools.
They ensure that library collections and services match the requirements of all schools and courses
New staff are encouraged to arrange a meeting time with the Liaison Librarian designated for their school.

Location:  Epping, Room M211
Phone:  9269 8861


Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Applied Architecture 

Liaise with Curriculum Unit, Learning Environments & Learning Skills

Location:  Preston, Room C203
Phone:  9269 1320

Work Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


All HE Creative Arts Programs

Education HE & VET 

Preston and Fairfield Visual Arts Programs

Location:  Fairfield Building Q (currently home-based)
​Phone:  9269 1636


Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing 

Bachelor of Agriculture & Technology

Master of Creative Industries 

Master of Professional & Practicing Accounting

VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Studies, Parks & Gardens, Hospitality

Research Support 

Location:  Preston, Room C203
Phone:  9269 1362

Work Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays


Bachelor Of Hospitality Management 

Bachelor Of Business

Bachelor Of Accounting 

Foundation (Including EAL, VCE/VM)

Health & Community

VET Business, Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics


Work Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 12:30pm


Bachelor Of Information Technology

Trades and Construction


Creative Arts Programs at Prahran 

How to Assist Your Liaison Librarian

Assist your Liaison Librarian by:

  • Recommending items for purchase that will enhance library collections
  • Providing latest versions of your subject outlines
  • Supplying up-to-date reading lists
  • Organising Counter Reserve (2hr loan) and Short Term Loans (7 day loan) for your course materials before classes begin

Library Support for Virtual Learning

MP Library has been providing online resources to students and staff for 20+ years

Library website:  the major access point for online resources

LibGuides:  information resources, developed in-house with a focus on course content, and skills for study

ERNI citing and referencing tool:  an online lookup, containing examples of many types of Harvard and APA citations - available via the website

eBooks collections:  with varying licences providing opportunities for both read-on-screen and download

eJournals collections:  providing search capability to locate articles by keyword/subject; numerous ejournal titles available for browsing by volume/issue  - lots of downloadable full-text

A-Z listing of online databases:  with enormous subject coverage: Arts, Sciences, Business, Environment, Humanities, Education, Music, Construction, and more 

LinkedIn Learning:  providing access to a huge array of online tutorials on a range of topics that extend across:  technology, skills for learning, job seeking skills, professional practice skills

Capacity to develop curriculum-focused online instruction (information skills sessions) through various means  (Zoom, Kaltura)

Online video collections:  eg Safety Hub

Providing access to Studiosity via MP Library’s homepage

Providing a number of online contact points:  Liaison Librarian’s contactable via email and phone Contact email addresses and phone numbers on the Essential Information for Staff Library guide