Doreen McLeary BA (Hons)
Academic Liaison Librarian
Location: Birmingham (Quay Place Centre)
BA Library & Information Management
At the Birmingham campus, I share the position of Academic Liaison Librarian with Shabina Hassan. Two and a half days a week, I provide specialist support for the learning and teaching activities of the Business Programs. 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.
Whilst completing my degree I spent three months in the Czech Republic working for the National Medical Library across the range of services offered i.e. cataloguing, search, and museum.
On obtaining my BA Library & Information Management in 2009 I took my first professional post working for Ashton Sixth Form Library. Following this project I worked for 5 years as an eLearning facilitator at Hopwood Hall College supporting learners with online learning. From 2015 I worked for Manchester College UCEN supporting learners undertaking Access to Higher Education courses and Degree programmes. I joined UWTSD in May 2020.
My professional interests are Digital Literacies, and promoting adult literacy and digital inclusion for adult learners.