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University academics’ perceptions of reading list labels

University academics’ perceptions of reading list labels PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to reflect on the results of continuing professional development sessions delivered to academics on the importance of a properly annotated reading list to the student experience.Design/methodology/approachAs part of the session, the academics were asked to take part in a “pop quiz” providing their interpretation of commonly used reading list labels.FindingsThere was quite a broad interpretation of the labels, with several eliciting strongly positive or negative reactions. The similarity of meanings between some reading list labels made them redundant for helping students to prioritise their reading.Originality/valueThis case study could be used to provide sessions on reading lists at other institutions, and the results from the quiz can be used to simplify reading list labels. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Library World Emerald Publishing

University academics’ perceptions of reading list labels

New Library World , Volume 117 (7/8): 9 – Jul 11, 2016

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0307-4803
DOI
10.1108/NLW-02-2016-0012
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to reflect on the results of continuing professional development sessions delivered to academics on the importance of a properly annotated reading list to the student experience.Design/methodology/approachAs part of the session, the academics were asked to take part in a “pop quiz” providing their interpretation of commonly used reading list labels.FindingsThere was quite a broad interpretation of the labels, with several eliciting strongly positive or negative reactions. The similarity of meanings between some reading list labels made them redundant for helping students to prioritise their reading.Originality/valueThis case study could be used to provide sessions on reading lists at other institutions, and the results from the quiz can be used to simplify reading list labels.

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New Library WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 11, 2016

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