Monash University Library engagement with stakeholders in teaching and learning space

Dr Anita Dewi1

1Monash University, Clayton, Australia

This presentation will begin with a snapshot of how Monash University Library (MUL) is situated in its engagement with stakeholders. The presentation demonstrates how the resources are used in supporting both research and teaching-learning activities. In terms of student learning, MUL’s resources and staff expertise have been heavily involved in curriculum development and implementation of object-based learning activities. Collaborative work between academics and libraries have been recognised as an effective way in enriching students’ research and learning experiences through authentic learning. A collaboration between a Monash academic, a librarian and a learning skills adviser in improving students’ experiences in learning the Indonesian language through a series of research and assignment workshops has been proven to be successful. These workshops were designed to implement an object-based learning (OBL) activities using authentic MUL’s collection in Indonesian language with the aim of completing relevant assessment tasks. External to Monash University, MUL has also been running research and writing skills development programs for external parties, such as ECRs from Indonesia.


Anita Dewi is a Research and Learning Coordinator and Learning Skills Adviser for Asian Studies and Languages at the Sir Louis Matheson Library of Monash University. Some of her main responsibilities include overseeing the Asian Collections and coordinating library research and learning initiatives and activities related to them. Prior to her current role, she was a Subject Librarian for Indonesian Studies and Politics, and later a Learning Skills Adviser. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Master of Education in TESOL.


The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia. Established in 1976, we promote and support the study of Asia in Australian universities and knowledge of Asia among the broader community. Our membership is drawn mainly from academics and students, but also includes industry and government Asia experts. We take a strong interest in promoting knowledge about Asia in schools and in contributing to state and Commonwealth government policies related to Asia. We provide informed comment on Asia to a broad public through our bulletin, Asian Currents, and specialist research articles in our journal, Asian Studies Review. Four book series published under our auspices cover Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia.

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