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Library Service provision for International Students


5:00 pm

Event Type

Library Service Provision for International Students

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2008

Venue: The event takes place at Birkbeck’s 30 Russell Square Campus. You can find a map and directions on their website here:

A half-day event to discuss the problems which international students face when arriving at higher education institutions in the UK, and in particular the difficulties they face in making best use of library resources and services, as well as looking at the SCONUL guidelines published in May 2008.

– To identify areas which cause problems for international students
– To understand the different cultural and educational backgrounds of international students and how these affect their use of libraries
– To discuss ways in which libraries can assist international students and how these can be applied to the SCONUL guidelines


2.00 p.m. Arrival, coffee and registration

2.25 p.m. Welcome and introduction
Vicky Robertson, School of Pharmacy Library

2.30 p.m. Library Services for International Students – SCONUL guidelines
Karen Senior, Head of Library, University of Bolton and Moira Bent, Science Librarian, Newcastle University

3.15 p.m. Coffee

3.30 p.m. Developing an International Perspective: the libraries and international students at the University of Exeter
Caroline Gale, Team Leader, Arts and Social Sciences, University of Exeter

4.15 p.m. Reaching our diverse learning community – Library and Learning Services, University of East London
Simone Okolo, Academic Services & Skills Manager, University of East London

4.45 p.m. – Q & A session with Panel

5.00 p.m. Close of course

Booking Info:
Booking is available to cpd25 members at £25 per person. The fee for non members is £40.
Please complete the online bookng form or email to book your place.

Please note that there are limited places available for this event. Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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