Using the NFA as a teaching resource
The NFA will strive to support targeted areas of teaching and research within the University of Sheffield at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We feel that the unique character of our subject areas makes for a refreshing and diverse learning experience when taken alongside curriculum areas, and will allow the departmental faculties to gain an added edge in providing innovative teaching and research.
Our prioritising in collection building, cutting across a variety of ephemeral formats, means that our resources are not only unique but also unparalleled in depth and detail. Handbills, posters, diaries and correspondence represent unique primary sources. This means that any teaching and research supported by the NFA will enable the student to have adequate resources to create new and rewarding insights into their chosen subjects.
We work with Faculty Librarians to investigate areas of collaboration where we can support teaching and research. If we feel there is scope for teaching and research enhancement we will meet interested members of staff within the faculties to investigate possibilities. Any ideas will then be developed with a resource list produced by NFA staff.
For practical purposes beyond supporting individual research we can support small class group work in the reading room, present ideas and resources to larger classes, and also support any staff research interests that may be enhanced by our resources.
Click the following link for examples of pervious collaborations and work.