We’re sure you’ve probably heard of librarians, and while you may think that you know what they do, not many (if any) of the stereotypes are true and you might be surprised to learn exactly how they can help you succeed at university. 

We’d like to start to bust some of the myths by introducing you to our Learning and Teaching Librarians. They are specialists in assisting undergraduate and postgraduate students with researching and referencing, and have expert knowledge on how to do this in all the subject areas taught here at Griffith. This means they have the skills to support your learning no matter what you are studying, whether it be in sciences, education, business, arts, law or health.   

Assisting individual students via online Teams consultations, email or phone, you can book time with our knowledgeable librarians by submitting a request form. They can help with a vast range of queries that are crucial to your success at university, including how to: 

  • find resources 
  • evaluate information 
  • search the Library catalogue and databases 
  • use referencing styles and acknowledge information sources. 

You might also be lucky enough to see our librarians in your lectures and common time sessions, delivering targeted workshops on research and referencing for your course. There may also be resources such as videos and interactive modules that they’ve made for your course’s Learning@Griffith site. If you’d like to see our librarians in your class but haven’t, suggest to your lecturer that they have a look at our workshops and elearning page and submit the form to get some resources created and workshops delivered for your class!  

If that’s not possible, don’t despair, generic sessions are available to everyone, as any student is able to book into the online workshops that librarians deliver throughout the trimester, such as our popular ‘Introduction to Researching’ and ‘Understanding Referencing’ workshops. 

How else can the Library help? 

Our Learning and Teaching Librarians are only some of the Library’s specialist staff. We also have staff available to advise on academic writing, study and digital skills as well as dedicated support for research candidates and academic staff. Whatever your needs, we have the right people with the right knowledge to help you reach your goals, and all of it is requestable via our help form. 

Want to know more? Contact the Library today.