Our books


All our books are available to buy worldwide from a range of sources. They can be ordered direct from normal library suppliers such as Bertram books, from Amazon, or direct from this site.

Books purchased through this page will include a discount, so will normally be the cheapest place to buy directly.

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Our first book, Only connect ... discovery pathways, library explorations, and the information adventure represents the richness of information discovery.Librarians, learning support and academic staff could benefit from knowing more about the pathways that learners take through academic information: how they perceive, model and negotiate the information environment. With a richer understanding of our learners' individual journeys, we can make our interventions more relevant and more timely; we can structure our courses to allow pathfinding to develop; and we can help our learners to navigate reflectively through the sea of information. We present a range of information discovery journeys, from reflections upon formal search processes to a library fairy story.

This can be bought direct at a discounted price of £15 (standard "list price" £19.95) through the "Add to cart" link below.

ISBN-13: 978-0957665217

An experimental, limited edition book - it will only be available for a short amount of time, then may be revised (content and perhaps format) based on feedback. Postage and Packing free for UK customers.

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The Mini Book of Teaching Tips for Librarians, ISBN 978-1-911500-00-1, £9.95

This will shortly change format to a "perfect bound" paperback, rather than a spiral bound book.

Revised ISBN is 978-1-911500-01-8, remaining the same price of £9.95.

 

UK or International

This is a small (A6) sized, spiral bound book, printed on a heavy paper stock. It contains over 50 teaching tips and teaching ideas for librarians. Changing to a "perfect bound" A6 paperback from mid-February.

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The Library A to Z book is a full colour book celebrating the wide variety of services offered through libraries. It is available to purchase for a reduced price of £15 (standard "list price" £19.95) from our website through the "Add to cart"link below.

ISBN-13: 978-0957665293

'Inspiring, Innovative and Creative Library Interventions: An i2c2 Compendium. Edited by Andrew Walsh & Ellie Clement.

Published October 12th 2015.

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Print ISBN: 978-0-9576652-3-1

A collection of material from the i2c2, Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference in 2014. Conference attendees have contributed a rich and practical selection of chapters to illustrate innovative, inspirational and creative practice in libraries, challenging us all to follow their lead. 

Available at a reduced price of £15 (standard "list price" £19.95) for print, £9.95 e-version through the "Add to cart" link below.

 A Kindle version is also available through Amazon.

Print or electronic

 'Connecting the dots: Collaboration across learning support professions in higher education to enhance student learning.'

 Edited by Michelle Schneider; Jade Kelsall; Dr Helen Webster

Published Jan 2016.

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Print ISBN: 9780957665262

E ISBN:   9780957665286

There is surprisingly little in the literature about interprofessional collaboration between learning support professionals working in HE.
Moreover, there do not seem to be any formal policies or frameworks within higher education in the UK to promote collaborative working across learning support services.
This book is aimed at learning support professionals including librarians, learning developers, and learning technologists, working in higher education.
Interprofessional collaboration can take many different forms.
Each of the chapters in this book reveals the diversity of contexts in which collaborative working occurs, as well as the different reasons for the development of such an approach.
There is no one formula for making collaborations work. By bringing together the experiences and reflections from practitioners and researchers,this book highlights some guiding principles that can make collaborative working successful.

Available at a reduced price of £15 (standard "list price" £19.95) for print, £9.95 e-version through the "Add to cart" link below.

 A Kindle version is also available through Amazon.

Print or electronic

Writing Essays by Pictures. Alke Groppel-Wegener

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Published September 2016

Print ISBN: 978-0-9576652-2-4

So you have to write an essay for university?

Ever thought of designing a postcard that reminded you of your essay questions, so that you wouldn’t get sidetracked?

Ever thought of how alike referencing is to a forensic investigation?

Ever thought of analysing the type of source you were using by likening it to different types of sea creatures?

This book introduces all these strategies and more because essay writing isn’t just about writing. It uses visual analogies to explain all the bits that go into researching and writing at degree level - particularly those steps that often remain hidden to students at their first try.

Going through the book step-by-step you are taken through the process of putting together your own research essay, not unlike a painting-by-numbers approach.

Writing Essays by Pictures explains the basics of academic research to the beginner - and to people who have always wished for a way to make these things visual... and fun!

It is available to buy for a reduced price of £10 (list price £15) through our website using the "add to cart" button below.