Information Specialists and Library Guides

Information Specialists work in partnership with faculties, schools and programme teams to deliver information services in support of teaching and learning. Each Information Specialist has responsibility for working with a group of subject areas at both strategic and operational level, reflecting the importance of information as one of the University’s most crucial assets and information literacy as a key attribute for employability in the 21st century. Information Specialists apply their knowledge and expertise in information management in a wide academic context – selecting and organising material for library collections (both physical and electronic), facilitating the use of information management tools, supporting the development of information literacy skills, and supporting the management of corporate information and University records.  

Our team of Information Specialists and their subject areas

  • Academic Engagement Manager
    Plymouth Institute of Education
  • Senior Information Specialist
    Art, Design, Architecture
  • Senior Information Specialist
    Engineering, Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Senior Information Specialist
    Business, Management, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Senior Information Specialist
    Nursing and Midwifery
  • Information Specialist
    Law, Criminology, Government, Computing, Electronics, Mathematics
  • Information Specialist
    Health Professions
  • Information Specialist
    Humanities, Performing Arts, Plymouth Institute of Education
  • Information Specialist
  • Information Specialist
    Biological & Marine Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences
  • Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine

Find relevant resources plus help and support for your subject in the Library’s Subject Guides listed below.

Each guide includes:

  • Specific resources such as online journals or databases for your subject.
  • How to get the full text off-campus.
  • Contact details for your Information Specialist.
  • Help with referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
  • General library information such as how to borrow books.