Covid-19, Higher Education and shifting to online teaching and learning – we’ve reviewed the literature so you don’t have to!
Since the lockdown began, there have been countless useful resources to help us all get to grips with online delivery whilst maintaining a focus on accessibility, inclusivity and staff and student wellbeing.
To save you sifting through your inbox or raiding your ‘to read’ folder, we’ve collated an online resource list featuring some of our favourites.
We are still here to help. We’ve extended our live chat service and, in April alone, we answered 841 chats from staff and students and we are still going strong.
Eresources: more important than ever
Even before lockdown, our students were amongst the most avid users of eresources in the country.
Access to high quality eresources is now even more important. We’ve seen a 50% increase in online resource use since the start of April. We’re doing everything we can to help you get the resources you need. We have:
- Signed up to a range of trial and short-term eresources packagesto help you access even more essential resources
- Launched an ebook request formto allow students to recommend ebooks for the collection
- Continued to provide article and chapter inter library requestsfor items not currently in our collection
Preparing resource lists for 2020/2021
Throughout lockdown, resource lists have helped students access the resources they need to continue their studies.
Resource lists have now been rolled over for the 2020/2021 academic year. This year, we can bulk publish lists for your course or modules. Email us with your module codes and we will do the rest.
Find out more about resource lists and rollover on our rollover blog.
What about next year?
We’re already looking ahead to ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service to staff and students, whether teaching remains fully or partially remote into next academic year.
We’re developing strategies for delivering teaching, providing reading resources, and offering enquiries support whatever the University environment looks like in the 2020/21 academic year. Get in touch with us now about embedding Library Services in your teaching.
Did we get it right?
We’ve had some great feedback from staff and students about our response to the Covid-19 crisis through our blog but, if there is anything we could have done differently to improve your experience, please get in touch.