After a career in teaching modern foreign languages in the secondary and tertiary sectors, I moved into Library and Information Management. My current role is Information Specialist for the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the School of Education and for Languages. As an information specialist, I liaise with the teaching and research staff in the schools to ensure the resources meet the needs of teaching and research. I offer subject based information literacy teaching to ensure staff and students are able to use the library resources effectively. Further work in the Academic Support team involves working on projects such as the development of teaching resources for our online tutorials. I am also the administrator for the NHS Athens accounts at the university.
Qualifications & background
I have a first degree in German with French from the University of Durham, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) from York University, the Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists and an MSc in Library and Information Studies (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen).
Chartered Member of CILIP
I am particularly interested in teaching information literacy; enabling students to find, evaluate, manage and use information effectively.
'Enhancing student induction to library and IT services in higher education'
Innovative Practice in Higher Education
'From Nelson to Frogs: Creative solutions through student collaboration'
pp 19 - 21
'Is Library induction 'Pointless'? A quiz based approach to motivate students and make induction memorable'
Sheffield Hallam University
'International Students: a collaborative approach to teaching information literacy skills'
University of Manchester
'Encounters of the digital kind'
'Empowering the academic: creative approaches to engaging academic staff with TEL to improve student access to information, a case study using Talis Aspire'