Training: serving academic success

From design to implementation, libraries offer training courses to equip every student with the information skills they need to succeed academically.

Contributing to pedagogy

The university libraries and Learning Center have extensively developed and structured their training offer in recent years.

Alongside members of teaching staff, our team of instructors has worked hard to reinforce students’ informational culture and practices at all levels.

A rich range of high-quality courses is available at both bachelor’s and master’s levels. Training is offered in situ and remotely, either as part of degree programmes or in certification systems.

Ioké: a platform for exam topics and teaching resources

Ioké provides access to past exam papers for most of the courses run on the Cité Scientifique campus. This platform also offers free access to modules, exercises, videos and virtual practicals linked to teaching content.

The aim over time is to expand it and integrate other departments from the University of Lille to enable as many students as possible to benefit from this already popular service.

Training in informational skills: essential for academic success

Autonomy in searching for reliable and high-quality information, developing a critical mindset, being aware of plagiarism, and producing a standard bibliography are all essential skills for students and citizens generally. Libraries play a structural role in the transmission of information skills within the University of Lille.

These skills are about more than effective use of computers; they contribute to decision-making and communication by developing a broad understanding of information.

Needs-specific training and teaching innovation

Our team of instructors has developed a range of courses to address specific needs for all participants, from bachelor’s students to doctoral students.

Physical classes run as part of their curriculum and linked to other teaching content enable students from all disciplines to master the basics of research using the documentary tools available as well as the Internet.

Fun approaches are available at bachelor’s level such as Serious games. These give students the chance to discover the different library spaces and services available in the role of a character from the world of fiction. Beyond acquiring the skills needed to search for information, these initiatives facilitate the integration of students at the University.

For the beginning of the 2020 academic year, the “integration” unit is providing videos and quizzes to equip first-year students with the informational skills they need.

Dedicated spaces for contemporary teaching and digital practices

Teaching spaces have been put in place to enable lecturers to diversify their methods.

These fully modular spaces, made available at all university libraries and in the Learning Center, encourage coworking as well as experimentation with and the implementation of innovative and/or revisited teaching practices.


students trained in 2017


training hours in 2017


instructors at the SCD