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College Liaison Librarian Service

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Our College Liaison Service

Find out about College Liaison Librarians and the services they provide.

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Arts & Humanities

Find out more about the College Liaison Librarian for the College of Arts and Humanities.

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Business

Find out more about the College Liaison Librarian for the College of Business.

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Engineering & Architecture

Find out more about the College Liaison Librarian for Engineering and Architecture.

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Health & Agricultural Sciences

Find out more about the College Liaison Librarians for the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

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Science

Find out more about the College Liaison Librarian for the College of Science.

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Social Sciences & Law

Find out more about the College Liaison Librarians for the College of Social Sciences and Law.

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Information resource policy

Information about the selection, management and promotion of Library information resources.

A summary of what College Liaison Librarians are and the service range that they provide.

What College Liaison Librarians do

  • Help students, postgraduates and academic staff in locating information for assignments, teaching, and research.
  • Offer training in the use of databases and e-resources, and highlight up-to -date information on new research.
  • Provide advice on embedding  information literacy skills - a key graduate attribute - within modules and programmes.

For students we can:

  • Help you locate information for your research or assignment.
  • Find items on your reading list.
  • Show you how to use our e-resources and databases effectively.
  • Show you how to cite correctly and avoid plagiarism.
  • Librarians also run training sessions on how to use information resources effectively. These are usually organized by the School, but you can contact us directly if you would like to organize a training session for your class.

For researchers we can:

  • Meet with you to discuss your research needs.
  • Provide up to date information on new research in your field.
  • Provide individual help with your research – including advice on up-to date-sources of information.
  • Advise you on measuring the impact of your research.
  • Provide training on effective use of our e-resources/databases
  • Provide EndNote training – EndNote is a software application that allows you store and manage all references in one place.

For academics we can:

  • Meet with you to discuss your teaching/research needs
  • Provide library training sessions for your students/postgraduates  - to enable them to find, use and evaluate information effectively and ethically
  • Provide advice in linking to library e-resources within Blackboard
  • Provide advice in identifying learning objectives and outcomes/competencies that support the development of information literacy skill, a key graduate attribute - within modules and programmes.
  • Work with you to support your teaching and research activities.
  • Advise you on measuring the impact of your research.
  • Provide EndNote training – EndNote is a software application that allows you store and manage all references in one place.
  • Advise you on the best up–to-date sources of information for your research.
  • Provide  - for academics - information skills training to find and manage information for research, provide information on library services and resources, keeping your School informed about the library resource funds allocated to it.

What you can do next...

Check out our Guides and Tutorials range. 

Find a College Liaison Librarian to support you.

Book a research consultation with a College Liaison Librarian.