Your academic liaison librarian and the Study Advice Team are happy to contribute to modules or run one-off sessions at all levels, from Part 1 to PhD. Examples include developing effective search strategies, evaluating sources, referencing and using EndNote. Contact your subject liaison librarian to discuss your requirements. Your liaison librarian can liaise with the Study Advice Team to cover all aspects of academic practice with your students.
Embedded Taught Sessions
In 2021/22, Library and Study Advice sessions will be delivered digital-first where appropriate. Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or the Study Advice Team to discuss your requirements.
|Session||Time||Examples include||Technical requirements|
Pre-recorded short video*
|Up to 5 minutes||Induction, introductory content, quick demonstrations of resources, bite size study tips||Provided through Microsoft Stream, asynchronous|
Pre-recorded video lecture(s)*
|Up to 20 minutes||Explanation of a specific information or study skills topic (e.g. refining a search, academic writing), short seminar presentation||Provided through Microsoft Stream, asynchronous|
|Live webinar||30-90 minutes||Discussion and reflection, live demonstration, to share experiences of completing pre-session activities, groupwork, Q&A||Microsoft Teams or BB Collaborate|
|Pre-/post-session activities||N/A||Worksheet to practice techniques or search skills.
Quiz to check understanding, highlight areas where more work/support is needed Discussion of content, discuss experiences
Groupwork e.g. collaborative document
|Face to face seminar/practical workshop||30 – 90 minutes||Demonstration/practice of practical techniques, discussion and reflection|
*Could be used as flipped learning content in advance of a live session, as a follow-up reminder, or can be embedded in online teaching across the module.
Online guides with information on accessing information and study skills are also available.
To assist Schools and Departments with implementing the Curriculum Framework, the Library has produced two documents which outline ways in which academic liaison librarians and study advisers can support the embedding of academic literacy skills within your programmes.
The first document outlines practical ways in which we can support you, mapped against the graduate attributes and academic principles defined in the Framework. The second outlines in more detail the pedagogic principles which underlie our practice, drawing upon elements of established information and digital literacy models, again mapped against the Framework.
Please get in touch with your Academic Liaison Librarian if you would like to know more about how we can support you in implementing the Curriculum Framework in your school or department.
If you need help with providing materials for your modules, developing your students' information literacy skills, or anything else Library-related, then please contact your academic liaison librarian for advice.