Teaching Support

Online tutorials

The library has a number of pre-recorded online tutorials that can be incorporated into your teaching. All online tutorials include interactive elements.

Each tutorial comes with a year group recommendation but are available to all students, whatever their stage of study.

All tutorials are on the VLE. The library team can provide reports of course completion and scores.

Tutorials

Finding reliable sources – Year 0

This tutorial covers different types of material and resources available to students and how to evaluate them. It demonstrates how to use Discovery, the library catalogue and introduces students to other sources of support, such as the librarians. 

Research for inspiration – Year 1

This module will demonstrate how students can use material in the library to inspire their work, how to get the most out of the resources, and how they can improve their search skills.

Using NUA Harvard referencing – Year 1

This tutorial will tell students when they need to reference in their work and show them how to do it, using a wide range of examples.

Finding different research sources – Year 2

This session will remind students how to research, highlight a range of different research sources. It will give them the tools to enhance their research skills and remind them of other avenues of support within the university.

NUA Harvard referencing – Year 2

This tutorial builds on the year 1 referencing tutorial, introducing students to secondary referencing, and how to summarise and paraphrase. 

The library also has a suite of bitesize resources. These are videos of two minutes or less and cover topics of effective searching, accessing and using databases, and referencing material. 

A full list of general online tutorials are available on the library website.

In person tutorials

The librarians can provide in person (or live online tutorials) of all of the above plus bespoke sessions including:

  • Zine creation
  • Using special collections
  • Exploring the material
  • Using journals

We also offer one to one support. Please encourage any students who require literature searching or referencing support to get in contact.

If you would like to discuss teaching support that can be provided by the library, please contact your subject librarian.

Librarian contact details

Lindsey Crushl.crush@nua.ac.uk (full-time) Acting, Animation, FMIP, Fine Art, Games Art and Design, Games Development, Photography

Lauren Elmorel.elmore@nua.ac.uk (full-time) Year 0, MA

Kirsten Pairpointk.pairpoint@nua.ac.uk (Weds pm, Thurs, Friday) Graphics (all courses), Illustration, PhD support

Jenny Williamsj.williams@nua.ac.uk (Monday, Tuesday, Weds am) Architecture, FCP, FMP, Fashion, Interior Design, Textile Design

Library as an exhibition space

We regularly open the library up as an exhibition space. Course groups are encouraged to use any area of the library to display their work.

Along with the main library space, we also have bookable vitrines available for items to be displayed in. If you would like to book the vitrines email library@nua.ac.uk.

Below are images from Bibliotheca Interpellations, an exhibition from our MA Fine Art students.