Part of the Engagement Team in Library, Archives, & Learning Services
Our vision : "Empowering students and staff to discover everything the Library can offer"
The Faculty Librarian team makes sure that the academic and student voice are heard and that key messages from the Library, Archives and Learning Services are being communicated. We are responsible for the delivery of information literacy teaching within departments and also work to ensure that the Library collections are developed to reflect your teaching and research needs. Our knowledge of the collections informs our teaching and our teaching informs our collection knowledge.
Your Faculty Librarians are your main contacts in the Library. Additional specialist support for staff and postgraduate researchers is provided by the Library's Open Research team.
Your Faculty Librarians can help you to identify specific resources for your subject and talk to you about tools and techniques for working effectively to make the most of what the Library offers. We can support students via:
The Faculty Librarian team consists of information professionals who are qualified to provide information literacy training and collection advice. We are ex officio members of departmental Boards of Studies and are happy to attend other relevant meetings such as Teaching Committee.
If you are a module leader, contact us to discuss how we can provide embedded teaching relevant to your course and student assessments. We are also here if you wish to discuss collection needs, especially if you are planning a new module or programme.
We work with departments to ensure that you have the resources needed to support your research and teaching endeavours. Specifically we work with academics who wish to identify and submit cases to the Library for new subscription requests e.g. new journal or database titles.
Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully with society.
Our teaching principles:
You can find out more about our teaching via our Teaching Offer summary.
We facilitate communications between the Library and departments, keeping departments informed about Library services and resources and representing your views and needs in Library, Archives and Learning Services discussions about service improvements. We regularly identify and lead strategic change projects and service improvements based on these discussions as well as our knowledge and experience of department and student needs.