Monday, 30 November 2015

First meeting report and presentations

Aims of the Group
The first meeting of the new forum took place on 26th November 2015, 2pm at the LSE Library. It was chaired by Joanne Taplin-Green who explained the aims of the group.The full minutes can be downloaded

LSE Buddying Scheme

Jo Taplin-Green then gave a presentation on the LSE Library Buddying scheme-  a volunteer based partnership between lse library staff and individual students which offers 1-2-1 support in all aspects of library use from accessing reading lists to fetching, searching and borrowing books. View the slides:

The Role of JISC

Margaret Mckay a subject specialists within the Jisc customer services team who provides support in embedding access and inclusion into strategic and operational practice. Provided an overview of the work of JISC in terms of guidance, advocacy and case studies.
One great example from RSC Scotland was a case study of Jenifer Murray a languages student using RoboBraille to create information in alternative formats at the University of the West of Scotland. She would like group members to become more involved in giving feedback on the guides produced by Jisc and in developing case studies.
For further information on this see the associated document

Areas for Development
As a result of the meeting
Heather will be developing a blog to exchange minutes, slides from meetings and any good practice notes. 
She is also going to set up a JISCMail distribution list for discussion amongst members.
Also to be established is a page to share current news stories and reports.

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