PhD Students & Supervisors – Your library needs you

We would be delighted if you are willing to take part in a discussion over lunch on Monday 11th April to assist us in a study on the supervisors role in developing their research students’ information and data handling skills.

RIN is funding the project, which is investigating the role and perceptions of PhD supervisors in ensuring research students possess the necessary level of information literacy to pursue their careers successfully in academia and beyond.  RIN has produced several reports on researcher behaviour in different disciplines, publishing patterns and costs, and the availability of journals (see

Loughborough has been selected as a case study and we are looking to hold two focus groups on Monday 11th April:

  • PhD students in Training room 1 on Level 3 of the Library between 12:00 – 1:00
  • Doctoral supervisors in Training room 1 on Level 3 of the Library between 1:15 – 2:15

In return for an hour of your time, we will provide you with a buffet lunch and a chance to share ideas and practice with colleagues from other parts of the university.

If you are free to be part of this focus group, please get in touch with Ruth Stubbings at by Friday 6th April 2011.  Please indicate your Department and any special dietary requirements.  We look forward to hearing from you.