Teaching and Learning Support
We support the student journey by teaching information skills to taught course and research students through lectures, workshops and online resources and sessions. We work with academics from all faculties across the University to ensure our students develop the necessary skills to benefit their studies at the points they most need it. We interact with over 14,000 students face to face or online each year.
Our team leads on widening participation, social responsibility and community building initiatives in Libraries. We offer library visits for local schools enabling young people to use our collections and experience a bustling and vibrant University library.
We have also developed Leisure Reading Collections in Greenfield Medical, George Green, and James Cameron-Gifford Libraries to supplement academic reading. Each collection is aligned to the library, combining a potential local interest (e.g. health humanities in GML, science fiction in GGL, and wildlife at JCG) with a selection of self-help titles, prize-listed titles, and international fiction.
Our current Online Suite of Information Skills Sessions is designed to support taught course students with their information literacy needs at key points as they progress in their academic development. Our Suite comprises two distinct strands:
- Online resources to support asynchronous learning
- A timetable of live online information skills sessions
Please embed links to any of our resources within your modules on Moodle to align with coursework requirements.
Annual updates to our Suite and selection/booking guidelines for the forthcoming academic year are circulated to all Schools in May/June.
Contact us for further information.
Undergraduates and taught postgraduates
We deliver information skills teaching online to support your degree, including finding and evaluating information.
Your lecturers may have linked to our online resources in your Moodle modules to support coursework. You can also access our online support below:
We offer a range of information skills courses which you can access online, including:
You may also find the following online resources helpful to support your research:
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