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Journal of Information Literacy – June version free to download

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We are delighted to announce that the June issue 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 the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about… Read more »

EndNote Workshops

Tired of writing references by hand? Exhausted by the piles of printed PDFs on your desk? Desperately seeking the paperless office? Library & Learning Support are running workshops on using EndNote reference management software. Come along and learn what EndNote can do to help you manage references and write for publication. The workshops will cover… Read more »

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 »

Predatory Journals

Have you ever been approached by agents or publishers offering to publish your work? If the contact was not initiated by you, there is a possibility that they are representing a predatory journal. Predatory journals are those which charge fees without proper editorial and publishing services. In order to help you Library and Learning Support… Read more »

Student Placement Opportunity for PAL Leaders

Library & Learning Support are offering an extended student placement opportunity. Application is open to PAL Leaders. The successful candidate will join the Central PAL Team and support the internationally recognised Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU. For more details and to apply take a look at: myCareerHub   or BU website https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/peer-assisted-learning-placement-student-fixed-term Please contact… Read more »

Library guide for researchers

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We have produced a library guide for researchers. It acts as central hub with information about library services for staff who are undertaking research. It includes links to (amongst other things): Finding information for your research (including interlibrary loans, requesting books and access to other libraries) Open Access and depositing your research Bibliometrics Research Data Management… Read more »

8th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Conference, Cork

Following the amazing 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference held at BU in 2016 this year’s annual conference in November took the PAL Team, including four BU students (Jessica Jones, Franceska De Ruyter, Joshua Carr and Katrin Mahfuz), to the Cork Institute of Technology.  Delegates from 24 universities and institutes of higher education from the… 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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How do you teach using textbooks? Have a say in a project exploring the future of the textbook

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Colleagues, your input to assist a National Teaching Fellow would be much appreciated: I’m part of a project looking at the use of textbooks in teaching, and I’m inviting you to participate in a survey to help us gain further understanding of the pedagogies and contexts in which textbooks are used. This survey is for… Read more »