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RLO Guide for Staff: Reading List Online Guide

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This guide is designed to introduce academic staff to Reading Lists Online at Sheffield Hallam. It will help you to develop engaging reading lists that can underpin your teaching and enhance the student experience.  The library is here to support you at all stages of developing your list and this guide contains a wealth of self help material, guidance and information on how to get support from the library.  


Introduction to Reading Lists online Image with link

An introduction to Reading Lists Online (RLO), Threshold Standards & Best Practice, and the benefits of using RLOs to support learning and teaching.  

Working with Reading Lists Online image with link

Practical help on how to get started with setting up your lists, adding resources and sending completed lists to review. In this section you will also find help on using Pre-Arrival RLOs to engage with new students and help with transitioning into higher education and ensuring your RLO is available on your Blackboard site.

How the Library can work with you to ensure the right resources are available in the Library at the point of need and in an affordable and sustainable manner. This section will look at what is readily available in our collections, open access resources and multi-media to support a variety of learning styles.

Diversity & decolonising your RLO image with link

In this section you will get support with diversifying and decolonising your reading lists. It covers how you can evaluate your current reading lists and provides practical tips and ideas for finding resources to amplify minoritized voices and narratives within your lists.

Making you reading accessible image with link

Some simple steps to ensure that your reading list is accessible for all students. 

Getting help Image with link

Need help with your reading lists? Here you will find how to videos, answers to frequently-asked questions, how to contact us and links to book onto one of our regular workshops.