Meet the Librarian – Hayley Beresford

Now, if you’re familiar with Meet the Librarian, you will know that we typically speak to university librarians, yet this edition is slightly different. We’ve left the campus behind for a change and we’ve headed to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Trust to interview the trust’s clinical librarian – Hayley Beresford. If Hayley’s name

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What do we really know about how students use learning resources?

In the aftermath of the emergency online delivery that has characterised much of the Covid-19 pandemic, universities are asking serious questions about learning resources. The problem that everyone from the library to the strategy office is facing is that the data on how students feel about the shift to online resources, and the quality and

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Your thoughts on eTextbook provisioning: results from our February 2021 survey

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Kortext’s latest research has highlighted the increasing importance of the library in its support for both the teaching and learning function of a university as well as research, especially as universities move towards a more blended learning environment. Librarians representing over 80 separate UK and Irish HE institutions indicate that this will be an evolving

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The importance of university libraries

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Libraries play a fundamental role in enhancing the learning experience, providing students with all the materials and services they need to improve their knowledge. With university fees reaching £9,000 a year, libraries need to focus on students in order to satisfy their needs. Currently, libraries are offering different services aiming to improve the student experience, including a

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