Mrs Amanda Southam

Mrs Amanda Southam

Senior Information Specialist

Library & Digital Support (Library and Educational Development)

I am the Senior Information Specialist for the Plymouth Business School and the Library Faculty Lead for the Faculty of Arts

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 Faculty level meetings, offer drop-in support sessions as well as 'one-to-one' and group information skills sessions as required to students, academic staff and researchers.

My other responsibilities are in open access and research support, advocacy and training with Leganto online reading lists and Endnote, copyright and GDPR, 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)

Key publications

Conference Papers
Southam AJB, Southam AJB & Moody JM (2013) 'International Students: a collaborative approach to teaching information literacy skills' LILAC University of Manchester 3-/-0/20133-/-0/2013Open access
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 9-/-0/20099-/-0/2009Plymouth University of Plymouth
Southam AJB (2009) 'Metalib Review - 2 years on: the librarian's perspective' IGeLU (International Group of Ex-Libris Users) Helsinki, Finland 9-/-0/20099-/-0/2009Plymouth University of Plymouth