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
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. www.forumforinterlending.org.uk
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 highlightedJournals
Nominated for a SU SSTAR award in 2013. Category: Outstanding Support Staff (University wide)