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Reading lists for staff

Providing resource lists online for the courses you teach.

About this guide

This guide shows academic staff the basics of managing their reading lists.

This facility is not available to students.

Introduction

Use your online reading lists to improve student satisfaction!

  • Easily create current and dynamic lists
  • Provide live resource links and real-time Library availability
  • Save time embedding links within Moodle
  • Seamlessly request or digitise new material

FAQs

How do I manage my own online reading list?

Can Library staff make changes to my reading list on my behalf?

How do I embed weekly reading list sections in Moodle?

Online reading list training

We’re pleased to let you know that we’re offering individual MS Teams/Skype for Business staff training sessions to help you manage your own reading lists. 

The training would take no more than an hour and covers the following:

  • Easily create current and dynamic lists
  • Provide live resource links to real-time Library availability
  • Save time embedding links within Moodle

Contact Rachel Fell (r.fell@mmu.ac.uk) and Neil Marshall (n.marshall@mmu.ac.uk) to arrange a mutually convenient day and time.

Alternatively, you may wish to the train yourself following steps on our reading list guide for staff https://libguides.mmu.ac.uk/readinglistsstaff.  To get started you will need to contact your Subject Librarian who will create a Talis Aspire account for you.

Upcoming Library training for university staff

See our full list of upcoming events.


The library regularly runs courses for academic staff in the following areas:

  • Manage your own reading lists
  • Reinvigorating reading lists
  • Making the most of Special Collections

Other sessions can be run on demand. Please email library@mmu.ac.uk:

  • Finding and using safe content for Moodle
  • Image conscious: find and use great images

In addition to the above sessions focussed on teaching, other online workshops to support your research are available.

One to one updating sessions are also available for academic staff to refresh searching skills and learn about new databases. Contact library@mmu.ac.uk.

Get help

For information and support, contact your Subject Librarian