RGU academic shares expertise across the globe

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) academic is sharing his knowledge and expertise with students across the globe.

Dr Alan MacLennan, a lecturer at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, has joined forces with the National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad & Tobago to deliver a new short-course to 50 of its librarians.

Dr MacLennan will teach the four-week course on Moodle, the university's virtual learning environment. The first cohort launches next week, with a second cohort already confirmed.

He said: “I am honoured to have been approached by the National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad & Tobago to provide training for 40 of its librarians in the Universal Decimal Classification, which is a bibliographic classification scheme that is widely used in scientific and technical contexts.

“I provided the materials on Moodle and now we have agreed the content outline so we are ready to launch to the first 20 students.

“I am thrilled to have been asked and it reflects on the fact that on our MSc Information and Library Studies course, we still teach “traditional” skills such as cataloguing and classification in an age when other institutions no longer do.”

Special Librarians at NALIS will be equipped with the required skills to provide full bibliographic records for material published by their respective government ministries and organisations, thereby enabling the execution of NALIS’ function to create national bibliographic records. 


Release by Stacey Lynch
Communications Officer | Business & Law
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