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Subject Librarians' Guide

A Guide to the processes and tasks undertaken by Subject Librarians

Contacting Module Leaders

Who are your Module Leaders?

An important part of the SN Librarian role is keeping in touch with your Subject Network. In the case of Resource Lists your key contact is the Module Leader. 

You can get a report from Bridge Reports outlining modules, including their codes and module leaders and filtered by subject network, on Bridge Reports, as follows:

  1. On the main UHI website, select the Staff button (top right of screen)
  2. Select UHI records from the side bar
  3. Login using your normal UHI login
  4. In Staff hub, select Metis Reporting
  5. Insert MOD001 into the search box.
  6. Select MOD_Modules_by_Subject_Network  MOD001
  7. Information  on this report includes Module code and name, semester taught, Module tutor names (that is those who teach on the module and their percentage of the teaching time, the Module leader name and email address , where they are based, what level the module lies in, student numbers, module Description, assessment types and percentage of final mark, exam board and exam sub-group
  8. At the top of the screen, enter your parameters - academic year, subject network and click view Report on the right hand side (top)
  9. You can then export this to an excel file by clicking on the save icon drop down menu and selecting Excel
  10. Once available as an Excel file, you can then order and remove the data to suit your needs.

Resource Lists - Advice to MLs on Making up a List

Approval and Sign off 

All degree and taught postgraduate level modules at the university go through an approval process, which includes the 'sign-off' on the modules' Resource Lists. This is done as a collaboration between the module Leader and the relevant Subject Network Librarian. The Specialist Librarians for the Nursing Degrees are Chris O'Malley and Robert Polson 

​​​Module Resource Lists - Key points for academic staff creating or amending a list 

  • 3 Core texts and up to 20 recommended reading items 
  • Items can be whole books, chapters, Journals, articles, websites, databases, videos, etc 
  • In the case of books, preference should be given to titles available as eBooks.  
  • Items on Resource Lists should, wherever possible, be in print or otherwise currently available. In the case of books, the default edition should be the latest edition. If the titles you wish to use are difficult to obtain, your Subject Network Librarian will advise 
  • You should engage with your Subject Network Librarian as early as possible in the Reading List creation process. He or she can advise on availability, access, existing resources, etc. 
  • Any changes to the lists must be agreed by the Subject Network Librarian. 

Instructions for list creation can be found in this document; Creating a module reading list 2017.pdf 

Instructions for amending existing lists are here Reading List Core Text Changes between Approval Events.pdf 

Advice to Module Leaders on finding existing resource lists

Finding your Resource Lists  

Resource Lists are searchable on Talis Aspire  by any of the following

  • Module Code
  • Title
  • Word in title

To find your lists, go to the front page Talis Aspire and start typing your search term in the search box. . Simply click the link of your chosen module to start accessing your reading.

Each list has a unique and stable URL, which can be given to students and embedded in teaching materials, including in Brightspace.