Drop-in training sessions usually take place from November to April and are advertised within the Library and also on our library calendar. Please keep an eye out for any sessions you are interested in attending, if a particular time does not suit you it may be available at a different time the following week. Engineering students are welcome to contact your Subject Librarian with training enquiries.
Groups are usually booked in by lecturers / tutors, but students may book sessions for smaller groups themselves.
Training sessions are an easy way to learn about and explore the wide range of resources and services that are available to support your studies or teaching.
Examples of information skills training include:
Training courses can be delivered using a variety of teaching methods and formats including:
We offer a timetable of scheduled training sessions. You can arrange a session by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to a drop-in session.
GMIT offers a “Learning & Innovation Skills” module (formerly Learning 2 Learn, L2L) as a mandatory module in the first year of its undergraduate programmes. The module was designed to help students develop the learning skills needed to meet the demands of third-level study and to ease their transition from second to third level.
The library covers the following modules:
Booking requests can be made by staff for students by contacting email@example.com
Incoming First Years GMIT
Most library training sessions take place in the Library in either the Training Room or the IT Room. Trainers are willing to go to classrooms if a group is too large to be accommodated in the Library, although it is preferable to split large groups up for more effective results.
Sessions covering the Online Library, Database Searching and EndNote citation software will all require access to pcs for the trainer and trainees.
If you are unable to attend a library session, please note that many of our tutorials are available online, including Searching the Online Catalogue, Placing Holds, Searching Online Databases and Setting up an EndNote Account.
All of our online tutorials are available on the Library's YouTube channel.