Staff: Training

Staff Training

GMIT libraries are here to support you and your students.

Training sessions are an easy way to learn about and explore the wide range of resources and services that are available to support your teaching, learning and research.

Training sessions available:

  • Library inductions
  • Information sources
  • Using the online library
  • Copyright and plagiarism
  • Citing and referencing
  • Using electronic resources
  • Bibliographic database searching
  • Reference management

Training can be delivered via:

  • one-to-one training
  • group training
  • demonstrations
  • presentations
  • online tutorials

We offer a timetable of scheduled training sessions. You can arrange a session for you and/or your students by contacting or come along to a drop-in session .

Subject Librarians

Library staff support collaboration with academic and support staff to improve learning, we have a team of Subject Librarians who are available to assist you with this. Your Subject Librarian is the key liaison for the provision of library and information services to students and staff in your specific subject area.

A crucial role of subject librarians is to provide information skills training. This ensures that library users have the skills required to find, analyse and use information. The best way to incorporate information skills into your course is to make it specific to an assignment, with clear learning outcomes and scheduling the session into the timetable at an appropriate time in the year. We find that the more involved academic staff are in the process, the more successful the learning outcomes. The more information skills training can be tailored to a particular course and incorporated with assignments, the more students are engaged and likely to see it as essential to their learning.

Information skills training sessions include:

  • Information sources, exploring primary & secondary sources and locating books.
  • Using the online library to search the library collections.
  • Adhering to copyright and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Citing and referencing using the Harvard referencing style.
  • Using electronic resources such as eBooks, eJournals, etc.
  • Bibliographic database searching.
  • Reference management using EndNote Online.

Subject Librarians

You can contact your Subject Librarian to:

  • schedule a personal consultation for advice on how to best discover the literature related to your research area.
  • arrange basic library instruction for you and/or your students.
  • arrange more advanced sessions on topics such as sourcing journal articles, database searching, referencing, EndNote etc.for you and/or your students.
  • explore what information literacy is and how information skills sessions can be tailored to your needs and linked directly to specific assignments or embedded in the curriculum.
  • recommend new resources for purchase.

Library induction for new staff

Staff will learn:

  • to find your way around the Library.
  • to navigate the Library Website effectively.
  • how to find information using Search + Find.
  • how to use library databases and other eResources such as eJournals and eBooks.
  • here to check out or renew books and find books that are not in the GMIT libraries.
  • the significance of their subject librarian.
  • about essential research skills such as: avoiding plagiarism, complying with copyright, referencing techniques and using EndNote online as a reference manager.