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Training and events

Library Services offers a programme of live online training sessions to all OU students and staff.

The online training sessions are 30 to 45 minutes long and provide an online alternative to face-to-face training while still allowing you live access to a librarian. To find out more about the tool we use and to access a room to test your audio, please see the Online rooms guidance (login required).

Recordings of the live training sessions are available underneath the 'Join Room' link on the session pages and a list of recent and upcoming events are also available.

The Library Research Support Team also runs a range of training sessions for postgraduate researchers throughout the year

Jan 20

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 19:30

If you experience difficulties in reading some full text formats this session will show you how to make adjustments to improve accessibility.

Jan 25

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 25/01/2022 - 19:30

Learn about the online library, how to find help and support, and how to access key services to help with your studies or work at the OU.

Jan 26

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Wed, 26/01/2022 - 19:30

Learn how to evaluate information and why it is important to look critically at online information sources.

Feb 01

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 01/02/2022 - 12:30

Learn about the online library, how to find help and support, and how to access key services to help with your studies or work at the OU.

Feb 03

Managing your digital footprint

Thu, 03/02/2022 - 19:30

Learn how your digital footprint is created and how to create a positive online identity.