Kate Grigsby, Senior Library Skills Advisor at the University of Sheffield, introduces the Fake News Game that she and colleagues use as part of their induction offer for new students.  New first year students at the University of Sheffield were invited to play our fake news game as part of library induction and the response was incredible. So much so […]


Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill of the Sheppard Library, Middlesex University, have kindly provided us with a guest post on the development of their teaching practice and the innovative approaches and resources they use when supporting the development of their students’ information literacy skills. Game On: Enhancing engagement, interaction and reflection in library workshops – Adam Edwards and Vanessa Hill (The […]

In this case study, Jennie Blake tells us about My Learning Essentials, the University of Manchester Library’s award-winning academic skills programme, including a suite of interactive online resources covering a wide range of information literacy and academic skills area. The primary tool used is Articulate Storyline. This was chosen as the development tool as the e-learning technologist had particular expertise […]

In this case study, Chris Rowell and Andy Horton tell us about the Twelve Apps of Christmas, a course intended to reach HE academics and educators to promote engagement with free mobile apps which can be used in the classroom. A range of apps would be introduced, with participants learning how to use them and opening a dialogue about their […]


In this case study Helen Howard tells us about the Skills@library lecturer pages, which provide a bank of ready-made workshops complete with lesson plans, slides and handouts, as well as short standalone activities. The resources cover topics such as finding and evaluating information, presentations skills and writing skills. All resources on the lecturer pages are designed to be reused and […]

In this case study, Marion Kelt tells us about SMILE and SMIRK from Glasgow Caledonian University Library. SMILE is an online information literacy and communication skills training package aimed at undergraduates and MSc students. SMIRK is a mobile-friendly version of SMILE. Later this year, both will be amalgamated into a new, more powerful, mobile friendly version of SMILE. Both are […]