Academic Liaison Librarian
- BA (Hons) English Literature (Swansea)
- PG Diploma Information & Library Studies (Aberystwyth)
- CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
- WHELF (Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum) Learning & Teaching Group
I provide specialist support for the learning and teaching activities of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering at Swansea’s SA1 Campus. As part of the Academic Liaison Team I develop curriculum focused digital and information literacy skills, provide resources support and advice for the design, planning, validation, delivery and review of Faculty courses and programmes.
I support students and staff in the use of library resources including the use of academic databases, accessing online resources, search skills, and literature searching via taught sessions, one-to-one appointments, drop-in or email.
In addition to this I am the Library and Learning Resources (LLR) lead in supporting the accessibility needs of students with Specific Learning Difficulties and disabilities. I also undertake a promotion, publicity and advocacy role as part of the LLR Social Media Team.
My library career spans more than 20 years, beginning in 1996 as a Library Assistant for the City and County of Swansea Public Library Service where I worked at Swansea Central Library and the branch libraries at Gorseinon and Pontarddulais. In 1998 I moved to the Higher Education sector, working as a Library Assistant at Swansea Institute (now UWTSD) for 8 years, before continuing as a Trainee Assistant Librarian whilst studying for my Post Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University, qualifying in 2009. In 2016, after 7 years as a Subject Librarian, I continued my UWTSD career as an Academic Liaison Librarian. My professional interests include library design, accessibility, marketing and social media.