Induction/Welcome Online Event (hosted by ALN)

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About this event

Date: Tuesday 25th June 2024
Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm 
Format: Online via Teams

The event will be an opportunity to come together and hear what's been going on at ALN member institutions. We have four speakers signed up:

Small specialist institutions: how we do inductions differently - Sarah D’Ardenne, Royal Northern College of Music 
Sarah will discuss how the RNCM Library has altered their Library inductions over the years and asks how they get the students to engage with them and what could they do next?

From Welcome to Belonging: A One University Approach and how the Library supports a sense of community - Georgie Broad and Alison Morton, University of Sheffield 
Alison and Georgie’s input will be two-fold, looking firstly at Welcome and Induction Network, a One University Approach which will provide an overview of how the University of Sheffield is creating an inclusive Welcome and Induction offer, across all faculties, to ensure that all students feel welcomed, informed, and part of the wider university experience; and secondly, about welcome sessions in library spaces - how they have delivered both departmental and drop-in sessions to students within library spaces, offering an informal and friendly welcome.

Supporting the Student Journey: The importance of continuing messaging and support beyond Welcome Week - Chloe Bolsover and Julia King, Sheffield Hallam University 
Chloe and Julia will focus on the importance of reinforcing the Welcome message over the academic year. The library's induction group believes that their role extends beyond Welcome Week, ensuring that students receive clear messaging and support throughout their time at university.

All roads…: Tailoring induction to specific groups of studentsPaul Ralphs and Lydia Street, University of Manchester 
It is important to recognise that different students respond to, and sometimes need, different approaches to induction. At the University of Manchester, they have developed several events tailored for specific groups of students. This includes their “Escape the Library” sessions for college-age students (soon to be used with new undergraduate students), Drop-in sessions for Students who are parents or have caring responsibilities, library tours for people with autism, as well as individual tours for those uncomfortable in group settings. The session will discuss their processes for putting events together and the successes and lessons learnt from them, which will inform their approach to future events.

There will also be time for full- or small-group discussions as part of the session.