Library and Learning Support

National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more »

Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more »

Advanced Literature Search Techniques

Enhancing your literature searching techniques can transform the way you conduct your research processes and provide an excellent foundation for authoring different kinds of papers including literature reviews. Library and Learning Support is hosting a session that will explore systematic searching, creating citation alerts and identifying databases for your subject. The session will take place… Read more »

Measuring the Impact of your Research with Bibliometrics

It was recently announced that Clarivate Analytics (who maintain Web of Science) will provide metrics for REF2021. There are several kinds of metrics that measure how often your articles or other outputs have been cited.  Metrics can help researchers from any discipline plan their future approach to research or track the work of others, whether they… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy: new edition here and free to read

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===== Dear Colleagues, I’m thrilled to say that volume 12:2 of the Journal of Information Literacy has been published and is free to read and download at https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/. This issue includes peer-reviewed articles on students’ funds of knowledge; how learners say they evaluate sources, and how they actually go about doing so; and the ‘seven voices’ of various… Read more »

Journal of Information Literacy – latest issue now available

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Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce the publication of volume 11(2) of JIL. Please peruse and enjoy the contents below – JIL is open access, so nothing will stand in your way! In this issue we have articles on student research fairs; school librarians’ perceptions of teachers’ information literacy; the ‘otherly’ experience of distance learning; and… Read more »

BU’s first Senior Fellow of the HEA from the professional services

I am delighted to announce that Anne Davey, Faculty Librarian for the Faculty of Management has just been accredited as BU’s first Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA for short!) from the professional services via the TeachBU route.  Anne was commended for her outstanding application, that was interesting, reflective, well-constructed, met all the criteria and was “a joy to read”…. Read more »

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