Faculty of Business Information Specialist and Library Guide

Amanda Southam is the Senior Information Specialist for the Faculty of Business offering day to day support for staff and students in the Plymouth Business School. Her colleague Sam Brown supports the School of Law, Criminology and Government.

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.  

Library and Subject Support

Pop in and see Amanda for help and support with:

  • using the library
  • finding and buying resources
  • using various software (e.g. EndNote and referencing, Aspire electronic reading list)
  • Research support / open access / REF.

Or just to say hello!

  • Wednesdays (term time); Cookworthy Room 111; 13:00 – 14:30
  • Thursdays (term time); Cookworthy Room 111; 10:00 – 13:00

All staff and students welcome.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Amanda Southam, Faculty of Business Senior Information Specialist

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.