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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.


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‚Äč


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?

Upcoming Library training for university staff

Please book onto a library session via the calendar, or go to our Eventbrite page to see the full list of upcoming dates and times.

The library regularly runs courses in the following areas:

  • Manage your own reading lists
  • Reinvigorating reading lists
  • Open research
  • Open Access publication
  • Making the most of Special Collections

Other sessions can be run on demand. Please email

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

You may also be interested in some of the open workshops that cover Endnote and more.

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

New List Edit

On Monday 12th August a new Talis Aspire list edit screen will be introduced with the aim of making updating reading lists more intuitive and create a much-improved user experience.  You will no longer need to select Edit > Edit List as the options to edit will be visible as you scroll over your list.

A video demo explaining the new list edit options can be found below, you can also find instructions on the 'Editing Lists' section of this guide.  Library staff will be leading demo sessions in PC Labs at the beginning of September (more details to follow).  

Please email if you would like access to the new edit screen sooner and we will arrange this for you.

New List Edit - video demo