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Engaging Academic Staff With Reading Lists: The Worcester Story

Taylor, Allie ORCID: (2019) Engaging Academic Staff With Reading Lists: The Worcester Story. Journal of Information Literacy, 13 (2). pp. 222-234. ISSN 1750-5968

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Following the implementation of online reading list software, Library Services at the University of Worcester (UW) encouraged academic staff to consider the reading list as a learning tool. Using an interactive teaching session timetabled as part of the Post-graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, lecturers are asked to consider how they can maximise the impact of their reading lists and increase library use. The pedagogy of reading lists and student engagement with reading are examined. Participants also discuss the type of content reading lists typically contain and question whether this accurately reflects what the students should be reading. It draws on best practice from academic colleagues at UW, examining (among other things) the effect of list length, structure and lecturer voice and presence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: reading lists, reading, academic engagement
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Central Services > Library Services
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Copyright Info: Open Access journal
Depositing User: Alison Taylor
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:32

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