Support for your teaching

Library's Information Skills Teaching Offer (LISTO)

Academic Librarians can work with you to provide opportunities for students to develop their information skills as part of their programme of study. LISTO falls into four key areas, Discover, Evaluate, Reference and Manage, which are described in more detail on the LISTO web page. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and to arrange teaching sessions or online and blended learning options. Example sessions based on the research skills offer include:

  • An introduction to Library services
  • Using search tools to find and critically evaluating information
  • Referencing and ethical use of information
  • Reference management using Mendeley

Skills support is also aligned with the Personal Best programme particularly the Research and Critical thinking element and Academic Librarians deliver an introduction to academic integrity as part of the in-curriculum programme for Part A students. 

Online learning materials

The Library provides a range of learning materials for students including a Library induction Learn module and in particular the Academic Research Kit (ARK) online interactive tutorials that can help you with searching, evaluating and referencing information. The Library has also collaborated with the Academic Language Support Service to develop the skills modules, LUA001: Study Skills and Dissertation and Project Success, which have associated live, generic workshops.

Reading lists and digitisation requests

The Library manages the University's reading list system. Updating your reading list online automatically alerts the Library so that we can order the required reading for you. The system is integrated into Learn, so students can follow links to their readings directly from their module page. We can also provide a digitisation service allowing you to make digitised readings of book chapters or journal articles available to your students under the CLA scanning licence. 

Suggesting resources

For resources which aren't to be added to a module reading list, please first check the Library Catalogue to see if we have the item that you need. If it is not already availabile, you are welcome to suggest an item for the Library to purchase, please visit the webpage on Requesting materials, for more information about the options available. 

Copyright and your teaching

We provide guidance to help you to develop your teaching materials, use Library resources in your teaching or make the best use of openly available content. Get advice about using third party materials, educational licences and copyright exceptions via out dedicated copyright webpages.