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  • The Hybrid Library ProjectLeeds University Library

  • Faculty Teams at LeedsSmall groups of subject librarians who liase with academic staff to provide library support to studentsAlso deal directly with student enquiriesLiaison Group is a group of Faculty Team Librarians who meet to discuss liaison activities

  • Virtual/Managed Learning Environments at LeedsNathan Bodington Building is a virtual building. Each academic department has a floor on which suites of rooms are used to provide course materials, assessments, etc to studentsVSP (Virtual Science Park) is similar to Nathan Bodington but is a commercial venture of the University. Companies can purchase a tenancy in the parkWebpages are used by some departments to deliver teaching/learning materials

  • Key Aims of the ProjectDevelop liaison with academics to provide library support for specific modulesAllow students to access the universe of information as well as module materialsWork with a wide range of subjects and students from 1st year Undergraduates to taught Masters and off-campus studentsSupport the students within their learning environment, I.e. departmental webpages, Nathan Bodington Building

  • Project InformationInternally fundedOne full time member of staffPart-time managerial and technical supportFunded for 15 months from June 2000

  • Liaison and Development of Hybrid Library ResourceContact with Faculty Team Librarians to embed the project within Faculty TeamsFaculty Team Librarians suggest possible modules/academicsContact/meeting with academicsDevelopment of the resourceReport back to academic with draft version of resourceContinued liaison via meetings, phone, email

  • Components of a Hybrid Library ResourceCourse materials such as lecture notes, assessmentsElectronic reading listsPast exam papersLinks to relevant websites/databasesOnline counter collectionTutorials/training materialsLibrary contact informationetc.

  • Evaluation ActivitiesQuestionnaires for studentsStructured Interviews with academicsFocus Groups with students and Faculty Team LibrariansCohort studyAnecdotal evidence/comment

  • The FutureNeed a well planned exit strategy to hand over to Faculty TeamsHybrid Library template or toolbox to enable academics to create their own resourcesRetain liaison between Faculty Teams and academics to provide best support for students

  • URLs and Contact InformationClaire Ryan, Hybrid Library Project OfficerTel: 0113 2336364Email: Hybrid Library URL: