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On the cat‐walk: WIT libraries learning support model

Nora Hegarty (Assistant Librarian, Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries, Waterford, Republic of Ireland)
Neil Quinlan (Deputy Librarian, at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries, Waterford, Republic of Ireland)
Tina Hurley (Senior Library Assistant, at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries, Waterford, Republic of Ireland)
Ted Lynch (Head Librarian, at Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries, Waterford, Republic of Ireland)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

The need for learning support programmes in academic libraries is discussed. The development and progress of WIT Libraries programme, from its origin in 1996 to its present day initiatives, is documented. The service began on a small scale in a small library building in 1996. Today, seven years and a new library building later, the service is going from strength to strength. Advances have been made in line with learner needs and expectations and according to the goals of the Library Strategic Plan. The programme currently consists of a number of modules, including a specific programme for first years, one for second to final years and tailored research sessions for postgraduates and staff. Furthermore, it incorporates a combination of modes of delivery. Face‐face training is complemented by an evolved online element.

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Hegarty, N., Quinlan, N., Hurley, T. and Lynch, T. (2004), "On the cat‐walk: WIT libraries learning support model", Library Management, Vol. 25 No. 6/7, pp. 293-299. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120410547959

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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