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Library and Skills Centre Teachmeet 2024

Welcome to this guide

We are delighted to invite you to the 4th Sheffield Hallam University Library and Skills Centre Teachmeet, which will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2024, 10am-4pm. This free regional event will involve the sharing of ideas, experience, and innovative teaching practice through presentations, activities and discussions. The Teachmeet is aimed at higher education library staff and academic study skills practitioners working in the North and in the East Midlands.

In this guide, you can find information on:

  • Presentations
  • Discussions held on the day.
  • Useful resources.
  • Practicalities such as directions to the location.

On this page, you can find out about our theme, planned schedule for the day, and recommended spots in Sheffield city centre if you have time!

If you would like to participate in the Teachmeet but have not yet booked to attend, please sign up using the following link: Book your place.

Our theme this year is Challenging Misinformation: Developing students’ critical thinking skills through innovative teaching practice. Misinformation and disinformation are widespread online and across the media - impacting key issues from sustainability and the climate crisis to decolonisation and social justice. This information landscape is further complicated by the growing prominence of artificial intelligence. Supporting the development of critical thinking skills to recognise and challenge misinformation is an important role for staff in higher education, and perhaps especially for library and academic skills staff. What can we do as educators to equip our students with the critical thinking skills they need for their studies and beyond?

Meet the Team

  • Chloe Bolsover- Learning and Teaching Librarian
  • Beth Davies- Learning and Teaching Librarian
  • Karen Dolman- Learning and Teaching Librarian
  • Jayne Evans- Skills Manager
  • Nick Russell- Academic Skills Adviser

Programme for the Day

  • 9.30am – Arrival 
  • 10.00am – Welcome and Warm-up
  • 10.30am – First two presentations (10 minute presentations with 10 minutes for questions and changeover)
  • 11.10am – Break
  • 11.30am – Final three presentations
  • 12.30pm – Lunch and networking
  • 1.30pm – Afternoon Energiser
  • 1.40pm – Activity 1: Challenges around Critical Thinking
  • 2.30pm – Break
  • 2.50pm – Activity 2: What we can do
  • 3.40pm – Closing thoughts

Destination Sheffield

(Matt Brown)(2014)Inside the Winter Gardens, FlickrSome possible options for a stroll at lunch time;

Adsetts Library
Collegiate Library

Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus, Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB