Examples of articles and publications by LLI staff:
Contributing to conferences and events enables us to share best practice and learn from others to improve our services.
Recent activity includes:
Helen Howard, Head of Library Academic Support, presented at the Relationship Management Conference at Lancaster University in November 2017. The presentation, entitled Necessity is the mother of invention outlined LLI’s changing approach to communicating and liaising with academic colleagues in Schools following a significant organisational restructure within the University. It considered the need to collect data and evidence which match School priorities and key performance indicators, in order to engage Schools in meaningful conversations about Library services and resources.
Learning Support Officer, Sue Smith, and Senior Information Services Librariarn, Vicky Dobson, alongside Gopal Dutta of Manchester Metropolitan University delivered a workshop about eBook accessibility at the National Acquisitions Group (NAG) Conference in November 2017. The workshop outlined what makes an eBook accessible and gave an overview of the recent national eBook Accessibility Audit project Sue, Vicky and Gopal coordinated along with representatives from other organisations alongside practical activities assessing key accessibility criteria.
Academic Librarian, Laurence Morris, and Research Services Advisor, Jen Bayjoo, presented at the Internet Librarian International's Library Innovation Conference in London in October 2017. Laurence presented on techniques for engaging students and then teaching them key information skills, Jen presented on the introduction and impact of the Repository’s ‘Request a copy’ button.
The Northern Collaboration Conference held in York in September 2017 saw presentations from two members of staff. Natalia Gordon, Information Services Librarian, described a project using music reading lists as a starting point in the creation and implementation of a subject resources promotion across a number of physical and digital channels. Academic Librarian, Karen Fisher, described her involvement in the production of Academic Librarian’s Annual Reports. She demonstrated how the more visually appealing reports helped the Academic Librarians make more of an impact with their Schools and how they are used as a tool for engaging with the wider University.
Skills for Learning Adviser, Karen Croft, delivered a lightening presentation on the peer mentoring project delivered by Skills for Learning at an event run by SOAS, University of London on Students as partners: working together to navigate the learning journey in June 2017.
Jen Bayjoo, Information Services Librarian, presented Open Access Professionals of the Future at the 40th Annual UKSG Conference in Harrogate in April 2017.Previous conference presentations can be found in our Repository.