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

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.