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LLS Everyone a Researcher Conference 2023: Conference Programme

Information and booking for LLS Conference 2023

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09.30 – 10.00

Location: Learning Hub Atrium


10.00 – 10.15

Location: Learning Hub Atrium


10.15 – 11.00

Location: LH013

Fiona Watkins

Chair: Kate Coulson

Do our institutional referencing style choices create barriers for students with Specific Learning Disability?

Location: LH017

Gillian Siddall & Dr Leo Appleton

Chair: Darren Flynn

10 top tips for turning your day-to-day practice into research and scholarship

11.00 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.00

Location: LH013

Georgina Dimmock, Fiona Watkins & Lisa Anderson

Chair: Kate Coulson

We’re having triplets!  Delivering the new library platform at the University of Northampton.

Location: LH017

Darren Flynn

Social class, equity and recruitment: a content analysis of teaching librarian job postings using critical social psychology.

12.00 – 13.00

Location: Learning Hub Atrium

Lunch & Poster Exhibition

Poster Presentations

Liane Robinson:

Ease of use of Blackboard Ultra on a mobile device: Exploring the experience of students at the University of Northampton.

Emma Kimberley, Amy West, Paul Rice

Using Magic to conjure dissertation support

Nicola Struthers, Emma Raby, Mass Bartoli

Inter-Library Loans: The Impact of System Changes on Demand

Bonnie Hadman, Lynne York, Georgina Dimmock

Where do students access their academic books? Are they using Perlego?

Masniza Sore, Alison Kingston, Debra Porter, Jo Weller, Katie Llewellyn

A day in the life of the Reading List Team

Peter Doveston

Walk this Way: The Step Counts of Service Development

Neha Kapur & Laura Brunton

An analysis of Library Staff's Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test results in relation to pop culture stereotypes

13.00 – 13.45

Location: Learning Hub, Owl’s Nest

Mini Keynotes

Jim Harris - Bringing Learning Alive

Ivelina Cramphorn - How diagnostic tools based around academic skills could be used to support students’ independent learning

Kate Coulson - The Black Award Gap

Nadia Hards - Supporting International Students through an Intercultural Approach

George Dimmock, Joanne Farmer & Peter Doveston - Reducing our Environmental Impact; Greening our Library Services

Amy West & Gillian Siddall - Heads together: supporting postgrads

Jen Townend - ‘So here’s the thing…’ Engaging the local and academic community through events

Fiona Watkins and Darren Flynn - What’s the point of referencing?

­­­13.45 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.30

Location: LH013

Rob Howe

Chair: Sheryl Mansfield

Listening to staff and students about their digital experiences

Location: LH017

Qian Zhang, Nadia Hards, Hazel McAllister, Catherine Mitsaki & Bob Fisher

Chair: Amy West

Research showcase from the Educational Linguistics team

14. 30 – 15.00

Location: LH013

Gillian Siddall

Chair: Sheryl Mansfield

Oh no, you're still teaching online - how boring! How to create an active online session for large groups of students

Location: LH017

Anne-Marie Langford

Chair: Amy West

WEIRD Critical Thinking: GEM Students

15.00 – 15.15


15.15 – 15.45

Location: LH013

Kelly Lea & Richard Byles

Chair: Amy West

Student perceptions and use of Generative Artificial Intelligence

Location: LH017

Sheryl Mansfield, Kate Ikonte and Beth Garrett

Exploring learning development from the perspectives of Black students

15.45 – 16.00

Conference close and thanks



16.00 onwards

Location: Waterside Bar and Restaurant

Informal networking