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1 Information rich or poor? Susan McCourt DISS – Teaching, Liaison & Consultancy (TLC) Team

2 Information provision Year 1 students can be overwhelmed by amount available –Chunk it up! –Introduce them to what they need Aimed at course work –Course texts –Heavy Demand –3 day loan items

3 Services Heavy demand – can book ahead Long opening hours (but not 24/7) QML bookable and non-bookable PCs (but never enough!) Laptop borrowing Study space

4 Support Helpful staff Instructional sessions –threaded with course work –marked exercises One-to-one help/instruction Help desk (IT & Library topics) Fact sheets

5 What do you expect of Year 1 students?

6 At the moment … Chemistry, Engineering and Physics –Library induction –Library catalogue –Borrowing –Web searching, bibliographies, plagiarism (not Chemistry) –Linked to course work –Marked exercises Not sophisticated/complicated –sessions to build skills/confidence and provide building block for Year 2/3/4 sessions

7 In the future? Extend disciplinary coverage Involvement in course induction Go beyond the basics Electronic books - ebrary Offer ad hoc sessions Just let us know what you need … QML Floor 2, x3287

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