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Information Literacy Skills Development:
1st Year Undergraduate

Performance Indicator

"85% of courses provide 1st year undergraduate students with an information literacy skills development opportunity led by a librarian".


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How we measure this

We count how many undergraduate courses we offer, and how many of these have had information literacy skills development sessions run by our librarians for 1st years.

How often we measure this

These figures are updated annually, and cover the period 30th June 2019 - 1st July 2020.


Our Subject Librarians are proactive in offering synchronous information literacy skills development opportunities across all courses. This figure shows the impact of the pivot to online teaching and support for all Subject Librarians following the March Covid-19 lockdown as a response to the active blended learning approach. Asynchronous learning materials were added to Canvas.

Take-up varies according to individual subject disciplinary needs and course timetabling. Most courses request a basic induction during Level 4 (Transition) involving an introduction to library resources, services and skills.

We aim to support students’ development of the learning literacies in an agile way though timetabled subject support within a course, LibGuides, materials on Canvas and 1:1 appointments. Additional generic support is available through Study Skills Plus.

Page Last Reviewed: 15th February 2021 by Andrew Boulden.