University Library’s success recognised with Talis Award


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Senior Assistant Librarian Rachel Fell accepted the award for the University

Manchester Metropolitan University Library has been named University of the Year at the 2017 Talis Insight Awards.

Talis’s enterprise teaching and learning network is used by over 1 million students at 93 universities across 8 countries, including over 65% of all UK universities. The award recognises the Library’s work to enhance the university experience by ensuring our students and academics have access to the materials they need when, where and how they need them.

Talis said: “Manchester Metropolitan University Library’s continued promotion to academics and students through various campaigns, winning the Customer Service Excellence awards, and the experience they have to draw upon, puts this university in a great position to share their knowledge and experience. Many might not have put the effort into sharing this experience that this university have.

“Manchester Metropolitan’s team see themselves as the backbone to what the university achieves; the Library’s ethos of wanting to learn, then share that learning with others, drives the role that they play as part of the Talis community.

“Under everything Manchester Metropolitan University Library do, they are thinking about what will deliver the most effective service possible.”

The Library continue to make proactive changes to enhance the student experience, including the recent launch of the innovative new Books Buy You scheme, where students can order the books they need free through the Library website.

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