Episode 036: The Importance of Reading Lists

Hello and welcome to episode 36 of the Learning & Teaching @ Newcastle University podcast. 

This week Ben Steel from LTDS sat down with Louise Masson a Librarian Liaison Officer from our Library Liaison team in the Philip Robinson Library. 

A reading list is an integral part of the student experience at University. Although it may be viewed as an archaic term these days, students are ‘reading’ for a degree. How do the students know what to read? It is the academic’s role to guide them. 

Louise talks about the importance of reading list within our student’s modules and programmes. Why they are important to the students, our teachers, and the library. And how decolonisation and diversification is vital to the future of our reading lists. 

Thank you to our guest Louise. We hope you enjoy this episode.  

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Links from the episode 


Reading List Training