Every year, the HT Libraries dedicate hundreds of hours to scheduled teaching activities (322 in 2016, for example). Those teaching sessions cover topics like information seeking, source criticism, reference management and academic conduct, addressing the generic skills students are expected to master, not least according to many courses' study plans. The content and the extent of the scheduled teaching activities may vary depending on the subject. Furthermore, the HT Libraries offer open sessions, such as information seeking workshops at the end of the semesters, when students are working with their Bachelor's or Master's thesis.
Information seeking for students
HT librarians give teaching sessions as part of many of the faculty's courses. In many cases the subject librarian holds a teaching session three times during the different education levels: There's a short introduction to the library and our catalogues in the first semester, either at the introductory meeting or in the beginning of the first course. During the continuation courses the students are normally introduced to more library catalogues, but also to databases relevant to the subject they are studying. When it's time for essays and degree projects it's also time for the third part of the subject librarian's information literacy teaching activities: then the sessions are all about deepening the students' knowledge of subject specific databases and searching strategies, in some cases referencing, source criticism and plagiarism are covered as well.
We appreciate an active dialogue with representatives for the subjects at the HT Faculties in order to be able to customise our teaching activities based on every subject's specific needs. If you, who are a teacher at an HT course, would like us to give a teaching session in information handling for your students, please contact your subject librarian.
Other kinds of teaching activities
Besides the teaching sessions within specific subject's courses we offer for example workshops or lectures on different "library themes", such as referencing, plagiarism or LUP Student Papers. Teaching activities for PHD students and introductions to new resources for teachers and researchers are conducted by the subject librarians.