Information literate students are most effectively developed when information literacy is embedded, and ideally assessed, within the curriculum. For more information on how to achieve this, please contact your Information Specialist
The Library's Information Services Team supports the University’s strategic development of information literacy and digital skills.
The Information Services Team consists of Information Specialists who have a responsibility for each of the Schools within the University. The team provide a wide range of student facing services including
We also provide consultancy services to academics, providing advice and resources to promote skills development within the curriculum.
Please note that it is the Individual staff member's personal responsibility to ensure that they comply with copyright law. Copyright is a complex area and little is set in stone. It can take legal proceedings to clarify areas such as fair dealing, however no one wants to be a test case, so please ask if you are not sure! If we don't have the answer at our fingertips, we should at least know where to refer you.
The Information Services Team are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy or working towards this goal.
The Information Services Team have created an Information Literacy framework for Induction, Level 4, 5, 6 and 7.
The Information Literacy Framework is based around a number of national examples including
All new students are invited to a "Discover Your Library Live" session. Each School timetables students by programme.
Learning & Teaching Rationale
The main aim of Like your Library Live is to welcome new students to the Library Building and meet the friendly staff.
The objectives of the session are to
An example of the level of content covered can be seen via the "New Students" Library web pages
1st year module taken by 1000 students in Term 1
Learning & Teaching Rationale:
The didactic lecture programme is accompanied by examples of the theoretical principles explored in the lectures typically using video, practical examples, in-class exercises. These will be used to make the theory described "live" and aid translation fromtheory to practice. Students are expected to actively contribute to the online discussion boards on Blackboard. Students areexpected to prepare for the lectures each week by reading the specific chapter(s) for each lecture from the set text and attendance at lectures is essential.
Students are asked to attend 2 skills-based workshops that are essential for their coursework. Library Services and the Learning and Development Centre will provide 12 x1-hour workshops in Weeks 2 - 4 to prepare students for their end of module assignment. In addition, 3 additional tutorials (1 webinar and 2 face-to-face) will take place from Week 5 onwards to address specific questions that students will have regarding their coursework.
2000-word essay (+/- 10%) excluding bibliography. Students will be required to select from a range of topics (team work, motivation, leadership, individual differences,...) and apply them to a practical experience.
Library Services Workshop
The objectives of the Library Workshop are that students will be able to
2nd year Professional Practice module. This module is taken by around 70 students.
Learning and Teaching Rationale
To have experienced all aspects of team work and various ways of presentation/communication, including typesetting in
The objectives of the library teaching session are
Final year project students.
Learning and Teaching Rationale
An individual project involving preparation of a research proposal and practical laboratory work within a key biomedical sciences discipline. The practical work will involve generation, critical review and analysis of data. Practical work will normally be based in research laboratories at the University but may be in hospital laboratories or make use of IT where appropriate.
The Library supports the module objectives where the students are expected to selectively acquire data from lectures and written material and to be to use information and communication technologies appropriate to their practice. Students are also expected to undertake a critical review of both primary and secondary literature in a discrete field. The literature needs to be analysed and critical judgements formed. The research needs to be presented in a concise and coherent written report.
The objectives of the Library workshop are