Lavinia O'Belhans

Lavinia O'Belhans

Ms, (she/her), GradDipInfoLibStds(Curtin), BA(UWA), GradCertTertTeach(UWA)

  • The University of Western Australia (M209), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Lavinia is a librarian is the Student Learning team at UWA Library. She provides support for teaching and learning activities across UWA, as well as assisting students with finding and evaluating scholarly information, and referencing. Lavinia is also a casual tutor in professional and academic communications.

Lavinia has a Bachelor of Arts from UWA with a major in Linguistics and a major in Italian Studies, as well as a focus on Classics, ancent history, and Latin. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies from Curtin University, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from UWA.

Lavinia's professional interests are focused on evidence-based pedagogy, inclusive teaching, and client service. She involved in diversity and inclusion work for the LGBTQIA+ community through the development and delivery of Ally training at UWA, and through membership of the University's LGBTIQA+ Working Group.

Education/Academic qualification

LGBTQ Trainer Program, Pride in Diversity

Award Date: 8 Sep 2020

Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies

Feb 2016Nov 2016

Award Date: 18 Feb 2017

Linguistics; Italian Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Feb 2012Nov 2015

Award Date: 17 Mar 2016

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Feb 2018Jul 2021

External positions

Librarian, Murdoch University

9 Apr 201813 Nov 2018