New Look! Library website pages – what do you think?

Tweet Weve been beavering away at updating our Library website pages and whilst were almost there, we would like to at this stage get your feedback on what you think. We would like to get your thoughts on the usability of the updated library web pages. Briefly – website usability refers to how easy and efficient a website is to use and how you can find what your looking for. It’s important for us to know that our updated pages work for you! We want to reach out to many of you as possible, you’re welcome to come to a drop-in the library, ... read more

We’re not just for assignments! LLS librarians at the PAVE Employability Conference

Tweet On 6th November librarians supporting the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences spent the day running a stand at the annual PAVE (HLS Employability) Conference which took place in the Venue@DMU. Our stand was located in the busy main Conference Hall, alongside employers and placement providers. We displayed a range of professional journals representing different HLS career pathways and had leaflets for students to take away highlighting the programme of workshops and assignment drop-ins provided by CLaSS, librarians and the Maths Learning Centre. ... read more

LLS share innovative pedagogies: reflections on “Creative approaches to teaching and learning”, DMU Learning and Teaching Conference 12/9/18

Tweet   At the DMU Teaching and Learning Conference, 12/09/18 Librarians from Academic Liaison (Anna Richards, Kaye Towlson, Carol Keddie, Adele Creak) and Julia Reeve (CELT, Library) demonstrated an array of creative pedagogies currently utilised in Library teaching and the wider curriculum. Techniques included the card game “Sources” (Walsh 2013) which enables students to explore different formats and uses of information. The use of Lego as a visual metaphor to illustrate and aid understanding of the need to reference (know where your building blocks ... read more

‘Fake News’, ‘Filter bubbles’- what’s it all about?

Tweet ‘Fake News’ – now many of us may have heard about this in the media, and it’s an important area not only when evaluating, researching and filtering the mass amount of information/news online but also if we share it too (e.g. social media – re post or re tweeting the news).  This online news can be global, national, local and even in your ‘personal circle’ and interests.  As information consumers we also are curators and how such information/news develops can have an impact in many respects especially if ... read more

How far can you travel with Kimberlin books?

Tweet A celebration of World Book night as part of the DMU Festival of Teaching and Learning 2018 On Wednesday 25th April, 2018 Library and Learning Services staff offered DMU and the local community the opportunity to explore and engage with different worlds through a display of books from other times, other places and other worlds. Attendees soon found themselves engrossed in the wide range of books on offer demonstrating the power of books to transport individuals to other worlds, to gain insight into other lives lived, real and imagined. Those ... read more