Julie Moody

Julie Moody

Senior Information Specialist

Academic Engagement (Library & Digital Support)


After a career in teaching modern foreign languages in the secondary and tertiary sectors, I moved into Library and Information Management.  My current role is Information Specialist for the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the School of Education and for Languages. As an information specialist, I liaise with the teaching and research staff in the schools to ensure the resources meet the needs of teaching and research. I offer subject based information literacy teaching to ensure staff and students are able to use the library resources effectively.   Further work in the Academic Support team involves working on projects such as the development of teaching resources for our online tutorials. I am also the administrator for the NHS Athens accounts at the university.


I have a first degree in German with French from the University of Durham, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) from York University, the Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists and an MSc in Library and Information Studies (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen).

Professional membership

Chartered Member of CILIP

Teaching interests

I am particularly interested in teaching information literacy; enabling students to find, evaluate, manage and use information effectively. 

Key publications are highlighted

Moody JM & Truscott JB 2014 'Enhancing student induction to library and IT services in higher education' Innovative Practice in Higher Education 2, (1) Publisher Site
Russell AJ, Moss J, Moody J & Russell K 2012 'From Nelson to Frogs: Creative solutions through student collaboration' ALISS Quarterly 4, (7) 19-21
Conference Papers
Moody JM 2014 'Is Library induction 'Pointless'? A quiz based approach to motivate students and make induction memorable' LILAC Sheffield Hallam University 23/04/2014 25/04/2014
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
Moody JM & Russell K 2012 'Encounters of the digital kind' LILAC Glasgow 11/04/2012 13/04/2012
Moody JM & Luxton J 2011 'Empowering the academic: creative approaches to engaging academic staff with TEL to improve student access to information, a case study using Talis Aspire' LILAC London 18/04/2011 20/04/2011