Librarians share their experiences of face to face, online & blended learning

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00


This online Mercian Staff Development Group (MSDG) event focuses on the various teaching experiences of academic librarians from 2 institutions: The University of Northampton and The Open University.

There will be 2 presentation sessions, with time for questions and discussions.


Darren Flynn – Academic Liaison Manager (The University of Northampton)

Stop, Look, Listen, Think: Integrated Learner Support 5 years on. Academic librarians at the University of Northampton have delivered information and digital literacy skills as part of the Integrated Learner Support model since 2018. Five years on, this session will reflect on the successes, challenges and changes that have taken place in this model and consider the future of our teaching activities.

Rachel Stone – Learning and Teaching Librarian (The Open University)

Learning and Teaching Librarians at the OU facilitate the development of Digital and Information Literacy skills through supporting the module production process with embedding skills materials and Library content into the curriculum. We provide synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching opportunities aligned with the DIL framework which can be embedded into tuition strategy. These enable students to demonstrate achievement and progression in these skills. This session will look at the positive impact of this approach to blended learning, some of the challenges faced along with some of the innovations we hope to implement in the future.



This event is aimed at academic/subject librarians, library study skills tutors and anyone else with an interest in information literacy skills.


Online hosted using Microsoft Teams.

Further enquiries:

Please contact Heather McBryde-Wilding – Head of Service Development, Library and Learning Services, University of Northampton (

Online event