On the cat-walk: WIT libraries learning support model

Nora Hegarty, Neil Quinlan, Tina Hurley, Ted Lynch

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The need for learning support programmes in academic libraries is discussed. The development and progress of WIT Libraries programme, from its origin in 1996 to its present day initiatives, is documented. The service began on a small scale in a small library building in 1996. Today, seven years and a new library building later, the service is going from strength to strength. Advances have been made in line with learner needs and expectations and according to the goals of the Library Strategic Plan. The programme currently consists of a number of modules, including a specific programme for first years, one for second to final years and tailored research sessions for postgraduates and staff. Furthermore, it incorporates a combination of modes of delivery. Face-face training is complemented by an evolved online element.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalLibrary Management
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2004


  • Academic libraries
  • Distance learning
  • Lifelong learning


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