Mrs Amanda Southam

Mrs Amanda Southam

Senior Information Specialist

Academic Engagement (Library & Digital Support)


I am the Senior Information Specialist for the Faculty of Business.

I work closely with academic staff in the Plymouth Business School to provide appropriate paper and electronic resources and provide various teaching and training to staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly in the area of information literacy.  I also attend programme committee and staff/student liaison meetings and offer 'one-to-one' information skills sessions as required to students and researchers.

My other responsibilities are in research support, advocacy and training in Talis Aspire, Internationalisation, and raising awareness and providing support to our Professional Services colleagues about Library services and facilities.


Library & Information Science BA (Hons) MCLIP
MSc in Strategic Management (University of Bristol)

Professional membership

Member of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)

Conference Papers
Southam AJB, Southam AJB & Moody JM 2013 'International Students: a collaborative approach to teaching information literacy skills' LILAC University of Manchester 25/03/2013 27/03/2013 PEARL
Southam AJB & Moss J 2009 'From Tomcats to Tomahawks and Scalps – Experiences of the Voyager 7 Upgrade' IGeLU (International Group of Ex Libris Users) Helsinki, Finland 06/09/2009 09/09/2009 Plymouth University of Plymouth
Southam AJB 2009 'Metalib Review - 2 years on: the librarian's perspective' IGeLU (International Group of Ex-Libris Users) Helsinki, Finland 06/09/2009 09/09/2009 Plymouth University of Plymouth
Other Publications
Southam AJB 0 Organisational change in UK universities: Is this a time of crisis or opportunity for Information Professionals?. 0 0