Graham Titley

Graham Titley

Information Specialist

Academic Engagement (Library & Digital Support)


Principal subject areas: Medicine; Dentistry; and Law. Advice on Copyright.

To provide subject support, liaison, skills training and resources to support staff and students with their learning and research needs, thereby helping them to make efficient and effective use of the resources provided by the University library.

To provide advice and guidance to all staff and students on Copyright issues. To provide training as required.

To liaise with academic, professional and research staff to ensure that appropriate resources are provided and utilised, or are accessible through links with other libraries.

To advise and assist staff with providing and developing reading lists via an Aspire Reading List.

To liaise with all library colleagues in regards to developing services and ordering and managing content.

To provide advice, guidance and training on all aspects of academic referencing and specifically training on using the EndNote Desktop or EndNote Online referencing software.


BA(Hons) Librarianship Leeds Polytechnic 1982

MCLIP (formerly ALA) 1986

Previously worked in the NHS in Newport, Gwent 1984-1995 and Rochdale, Lancashire 1995-2004

Special interest area - the laws that impact on information and information sharing, including Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Copyright. The concept of Information Governance.

Member of NHS Libraries Adviser's Copyright Advisory Group from 2001-2004

Professional membership

Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (and its forebear The Library Association since 1981)

Chartered Member since 1986

Roles on external bodies

A member of the Forum for InterLending (FIL) Committee (May 2006 - July 2011)
Roles: Chair (2009-2011) and FIL Newsletter Editor (2008-2011)
This committee overseas and manages the activity of the Forum for InterLending and Information Delivery (FIL) including organising meetings, training events and conferences, and overseeing the publication of a newsletter.  FIL represents the interests of the UK document supply community at national and international level, and provides a forum for the cross-sector exchange of views and experiences.

A member of the Voyager Library Management System ILL Enhancement Committee (August 2004 - July 2007)
This international committee of 4 received all requests from world-wide users of Endeavor Information System's (now Ex Libris) Voyager InterLibrary Loans software package (CLIO) for product enhancements or /improvements.  Requests were reviewed, prioritised and submitted annually for consideration for inclusion in future releases.

Moderator of the Jiscmail list LIS-ILL since 2011.

Key publications are highlighted

Titley GDC 2012 'Comment on charging for ILLs' FIL Newsletter 60, (August) Publisher Site
Titley GDC 2012 'Legal Deposit: fantastic and frustrating' FIL Newsletter 59, (October/January) 3-4 Publisher Site
Titley GDC 2011 'Chair's Annual Report 2010/2011' FIL Newsletter 58, (June) 5-7 Publisher Site
Titley GDC 2011 'The new renaissance [a review of an European Union report]' FIL Newsletter January, (57) 13-14 Publisher Site
Titley GDC 2010 'Digital rights management on SED documents: a polemic' FIL Newsletter 56, (October) 9-11 Publisher Site
Titley G 2010 'FIL@BLSt Pancras: a report. 6th November 2009' FIL Newsletter 54, (January) 7-8 Publisher Site
Titley G 2010 'Research Information Network (2009). Overcoming Barriers: access to research information content. London, RIN. A commentary' FIL Newsletter 54, (January) 9-11 Publisher Site
Titley G 2009 'A day in the life of ...' FIL Newsletter 53, (September) 10-12 Publisher Site
Titley G 2008 '3 reports on the 2008 FIL Conference at Peebles. [3rd Report]' FIL Newsletter 51, (December) 4-6 Publisher Site
Titley G 2007 'Electronic signatures for copyright in the UK: a solution to the "holy grail" of document delivery' Interlending and Document Supply 35, (1) 15-20 , DOI PEARL
Titley G 2007 'Sack the Paper Mountain: it's time for document delivery to become carbon friendly too!' FIL Newsletter 48, (June) 7-11 Publisher Site
Titley G 2006 'Practical Issues: Copyright for Clinical Teachers' The Clinical Teacher 3, (1) 60-64 Publisher Site
Internet Publications
Titley GDC 2013 'If Mercury estate goes ape over gorilla, what will it do to THIS? (The IPKat blog)'

Additional information

Nominated for a SU SSTAR award in 2013. Category: Outstanding Support Staff (University wide)