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Supporting Teaching

We provide expertise in collection development and management and in helping students to access and utilise those resources through the provision of information and digital literacy training.

Request Training for Students

Contact your Faculty Librarian or your First Year Experience Librarian to discuss training for students in finding, evaluating and referencing information resources.

Information and Digital Literacy

Information and Digital Literacy training helps students to:

  • find good quality information
  • be critically aware of the strengths and shortcomings of such information
  • be able to make sense of, interpret and apply that information
  • communicate their findings
  • develop both confidence and creativity in using and engaging with tools and resources.

Classes provided include:

  • Finding information including searching databases
  • Using e-books
  • EndNote Online
  • Referencing
  • Subject and assignment-specific classes

We work with faculty to embed information and digital literacy through classes and through the provision of online teaching resources.

Ordering New Resources

Faculty and staff can order books and non-book material, which will then be added to the library collections.

How do I order new material?

Short Loans

Please fill in the Short Loan Request form online

  • Please complete a separate request form for each title you require on short loan. 
  • Please indicate on the form the number of copies required and the length of time the title should remain in the collection. 
  • The library recommends a 3-day loan where  possible. 3-day loan materials are integrated with the main library collections.
  • Please check that the item(s) is/are in stock. You can do this by checking the Library Search
  • The library recommends that core texts, which students are requested to buy, should not be included in the short loan collection.

Background to Short Loans

The Short Loan collection allows faculty to specify a much shorter loan period for heavily used library materials to enable wider access for their students. The collection is located on the ground floor adjacent to the Information Desk..

The Library encourages faculty to buy sufficient library copies of materials (within reasonable limits) that they anticipate will be in heavy demand, or recommend students purchase the material if it is essential to their course-work.

Please consult your Faculty Librarian on purchasing procedures.

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