Presentation on theme: "Information rich or poor? Susan McCourt DISS – Teaching, Liaison & Consultancy (TLC) Team"— Presentation transcript:
Information rich or poor? Susan McCourt DISS – Teaching, Liaison & Consultancy (TLC) Team
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
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
Support Helpful staff Instructional sessions –threaded with course work –marked exercises One-to-one help/instruction Help desk (IT & Library topics) Fact sheets
What do you expect of Year 1 students?
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
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