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Training at IALS Library: Introduction

An introduction to research skills training offered by the IALS Library

Training at IALS Library

Guide last updated February 2021 by Alice Tyson, Access Librarian.

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Monday-Friday 9:30-17:00
Tel (0)20 7862 5790
Email ials@sas.ac.uk

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Training at IALS Library

IALS Library runs a wide range of training for our many registered readers.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to find out what sessions are running each term.

Who can attend the IALS Library training sessions?

All academic members of IALS Library are welcome to attend our training sessions. Any postgraduate researcher, visiting fellow or member of teaching staff with a current Library card or SAScard may attend, regardless of level, background or affiliation. If you have not yet joined the library, you can find out how to register here.

2020/21 programme

In the 2020/21 academic year we are offering all of our ususal training sessions as live online sessions. As well as the online group training sessions and lectures, we are offering online reference advice appoinements with IALS librarians for one-to-one support in navigating our resources or using OSCOLA (to book a one-to-one appointment please email us at ials@sas.ac.uk). 

Arriving in London late?

It is strongly recommended that you attend the training sessions in the Autumn term, especially if you are new to the library, to law or to using legal databases in the UK. If you can't make the training due to late arrival in London, please get in touch and we can give you a brief run through of what you need to know to use the library effectively.

Library guide for new students

New students may find it helpful to refer to our online guide Info for new students. Things may be different in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check our webpages or contact us ials@sas.ac.uk for the most up-to-date information on our services.

Running late for a session?

Spaces for our training sessions are always in high demand. If you are running late please get in touch with us at ials@sas.ac.uk to let us know. If you don't turn up on time we will assume you aren't coming and may offer your space to another student.