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Library & Skills Teachmeet: Reading for pleasure and reading for academic study: Welcome

TeachMeet: Reading for pleasure & reading for academic study


Following our successful inaugural event last year, you are warmly invited to attend the second Library & Academic Study Skills TeachMeet here at Sheffield Hallam University on Tuesday 7th May 2019. 

At this free event we will share our ideas, experience and innovative practice. This event is aimed at higher education library staff and academic study skills practitioners working in this region.

Our theme this year will be:

"Reading for pleasure and reading for academic study"

At this event we will consider reading from 2 perspectives:

  • Reading for pleasure - how we encourage the reading of non-academic texts to promote confidence, improve wellbeing, and develop empathy and inclusivity, as well as increasing academic attainment.  
  • Academic reading - how we develop the reading of academic texts, looking at the strategies, tools and techniques that we can use to facilitate academic success

Destination Sheffield

Event Feedback Form

Please spend a little time telling us about the day.

The Team

Philip Ashton - Support Librarian
Jo Dobson - Support Librarian
Karen Dolman - Support Librarian
Jayne Evans -  Academic Skills Manager
Mathew Hare - Learning Adviser
Georgia Pass - Graduate Intern
Deb Taylor - Senior Support Librarian

Programme for the day ~ available soon

The event is free. Tea and coffee will be provided at the start of the day at 9.30am, for a 10am start. Please bring along a packed lunch to enjoy over lunchtime - or we will point you in the direction of places to get a lovely lunch!

We will be live tweeting the event this year using #SHUTeachmeet and we will once again produce a Libguide.


Coffee and Registration


Welcome and housekeeping for the day


Angela Rhead - Keele University


Peter Barr - University of Sheffield


Break and Tour sign-up


Amanda Hatton - Sheffield Hallam University


Melissa Steiner - Birkbeck University of London


Lunch and optional tour of Adsetts Library


Jennifer Rowland  - University of Bradford


Round Table discussion - What's happening in your institution?


Sheila Candeland - Manchester Metropolitan University


Teachmeet Libguide - Jo Dobson Sheffield Hallam


Close and Feedback - Karen Dolman Sheffield Hallam




Online Reading List - Reading for pleasure and reading for academic study

Some ideas to learn a little bit more about our topics today.

Library & Skills Teachmeet: Reading for pleasure and reading for academic study

SHU Library & Skills Teachmeet Twitter: 2019 Event