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Support for teaching staff

Staff of the Medical Library are committed to providing support for our users who are involved in teaching in both the Medical School and the Trust. In addition to the services of use to all, such as access to resources and our interlibrary loans service, we also provide the following services specifically for teaching staff.

Support for teaching events

The library hosted its second 'Support for teaching' event on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Following on from the first event held in February, this was a showcase of services, resources and technologies to support teaching. We were delighted that Prof Steve Powis, Medical Director at the Royal Free Hospital, was able to open the event, which included presentations from various speakers on a general theme of assessment. The programme and presentations from are available to download:

Support for teaching - 14 May 2013

Support for teaching - 5 February 2013


In addition to our regular programme of training sessions, the training team can provide training for your students in using library and online resources, carrying out effective literature searches, using bibliographic software (Reference Manager, EndNote and EndNote Web) and critical appraisal skills. This can be in the form of group sessions at the start of the year, group sessions relating to a particular project or on an individual basis such as support for finding information for a dissertation or research project.

We can also provide individual support and training for you in identifying and using library and online resources, support for specific literature searches you may be carrying out for a research project or support for use of bibliographic software.

Contact the training team for more information.

Recommendations for additions to stock

We invite recommendations for additions to stock, including textbooks, e-books, e-resources, mobile apps or any other resources. Please email us to make a recommendation.

Reading lists

We can ensure students have easy access to your reading lists and the items on the lists by:

  • Purchasing reading list items for the library collection.
  • Identifying up to date editions.
  • Creating an online reading list for you through our Reading Lists service with links to electronic copies where available, the library catalogue for printed material or to digitised readings. You can link to this reading list from your Moodle course.
  • Digitising material – If you have an item on your reading list that is essential reading for students and is likely to be in high demand we may be able to digitise it for you (subject to copyright restrictions) and make it available via our online reading list service. This is particularly useful for distance learners.

Support for Moodle

We can help you with the basics of creating a Moodle course for the course you teach and help you add and edit content so that your students can access all material relating to your course in one place. Examples of content you might like to have in your Moodle course include:

  • Course outline and timetables
  • Course handbook
  • Reading list
  • Slides and notes from lectures
  • Online submission of assignments
  • Forum for students to discuss issues with each other
  • Links to useful resources for your course, including library resources
  • Past exam papers
  • Minutes of staff/student committee meetings

We can also add library and information skills content to your Moodle course to complement training we do for your students on a face to face basis.

Provision of teaching spaces

We have the following teaching rooms available in the library which you may book for teaching sessions, meetings or revision sessions for your students:

  • Group Study Rooms 1 and 2 – maximum capacity 18. Divider between rooms may be removed to provide a maximum capacity of 36.
    Equipment: Medsch / UCL / NHS computer for presenter connected to ceiling mounted data projector.
  • Seminar Room – maximum capacity 25
    Equipment: Medsch / UCL / NHS computer for presenter connected to touch screen wall-mounted display panel. Panaboard whiteboard. Visualiser.
  • Training and Electronic Study Area (TESA) – computer cluster with Medsch / UCL / NHS computers for presenter connected to ceiling mounted data projector. May be used as one large room with 40 PCs for attendees or two smaller rooms with 25 or 15 PCs for attendees.

Please email Library Bookings for more information or to make a booking.


To take advantage of any of these services or for more information please contact the Training Team.

This page last modified 28 May, 2013 by Medical Library, Royal Free Hospital

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