Develop your students’ information and digital literacy skills

The Library is committed to partnering with you to develop and design appropriate strategies to build your students’ information literacy skills and knowledge. The skills required to formulate a research question, find quality information, critically evaluate, manage and use that information effectively are critical to your students succeeding academically, as critical thinkers and as independent learners in an increasingly complex digital environment. 

These skills are best developed within the context of a specific programme of study where students can develop and practice their skills and knowledge over time. They are also effective when classes are linked to a specific focussed assignment requiring research either within the domain of their discipline or across multiple disciplines and scholarly sources.

Your Subject Librarian will work with you to design appropriate classes, activities and assessments tailored to meet your specific learning goals and activities.  We do schedule some generic classes throughout the year that students can attend independently of their programme for example, we run a popular class on using our bibliographic management software tool called Zotero.  Students can view these classes on our Classes & Workshops calendar.

All library classes and one-to-one consultations can be delivered in person or online via Zoom. We also have an array of online learning materials and guides for independent individual learning that you can recommend to your students. You can integrate some of these materials into your own teaching and/or module pages in Loop.

Contact your Subject Librarian to arrange a class or use our online booking form.

Where available and affordable, the library will prioritise the purchase of Ebooks. When it is not possible to purchase a particular textbook or monograph in e-format, print will be purchased.

 

Graduate Research Students

The Library offers a range of workshops aimed specifically at research students. These workshops are scheduled as part of the university’s Graduate Training Programme (this will link to page on Grad Training in the research pages).