Last week, the Faculty Librarians (FLs) took over the library’s Twitter and Instagram feed – it wasn’t a coup, it was to highlight the help and support they offer! This included emphasizing the FLs various responsibilities and sharing some top research and study tips.
Other tips and advice included:
“Can’t find what you need? Want to suggest something new? Think there’s something we should have? Then make a Resource Request! You can help us build and shape our collections” – Ben Taylorson, Faculty Librarian for Durham University Business School
“Overwhelmed with dubious results from Google? Can’t find what you’re looking for on JSTOR? Your Faculty Librarian can help you to retrieve the specific materials you need or to find the most relevant alternatives from the Library’s rich and diverse print and online collections” – Richard Holmes, Faculty Librarian for Social Sciences
“Read critically: Treat what you read as if it was written by a fool! Why have they written that? How have they reached that conclusion? Where is the evidence to support that statement? Would I have concluded differently or have done this a different way?” – James Bisset, Senior Manager, Research Services
The week culminated in a Live Q&A via Instagram on Friday, where users were invited to ask the FLs for help and advice:
All the stories we did on Instagram have been saved in our highlights, so our users can refer back to them/see them again if they missed them . Overall the week was very successful and the Q&A session really rewarding. We’re looking forward to doing it again in the future!