Evidence shows that library and information literacy skills teaching is much more effective when integrated into a student's academic programme, providing support for relevant skills development at the time it is needed.
UCL libraries offer a wide range of services to support your teaching activities. Our dedicated subject specialists are the first point of contact for departmental and faculty staff, and can:
- Provide advice on embedding information literacy teaching in your modules or programmes to support research-based education and connected learning.
- Deliver teaching for your students tailored to your subject area as part of your academic programme or module.
- Help you create online reading lists using ReadingLists@UCL.
Bespoke library skills training for your students, whether taught course or research students, may be arranged covering a variety of topics, including:
- UCL library inductions and orientations;
- Literature searching: developing advanced search strategies to ensure comprehensive literature retrieval;
- Searching skills for systematic reviews and designing comprehensive search strategies;
- Citing references, avoiding plagiarism and using reference management software;
- Advice on publishing Open Access and using open access sources;
- Assessing the impact of research using citation metrics.
For further advice and information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact: the relevant member of library staff or library, or visit the Teaching and Learning Services.