Academic Liaison Librarian
- MA Library and Information Studies (Loughborough)
- BA(Hons) History (Kent)
- CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
I provide specialist support for the learning and teaching activities of Yr Athrofa (Institute of Education). I am based at Townhill and Carmarthen campuses. 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 Yr Athrofa 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.
I am also responsible for developing communication and links between UWTSD libraries and those of our partner colleges.
After completing my MA in Library and Information Studies, I began my professional career as an Assistant Librarian at the University of Reading. After five years I moved to Swansea as a Senior Assistant Librarian. Following a break to focus on family life, I returned to work in Llanelli Public Library, providing maternity cover for the post of Children's and Schools' Librarian. In 2009, I returned to Swansea Metropolitan University (now UWTSD) as a part-time Subject Librarian for business programmes. I became a full-time Subject Librarian in 2015, supporting the education programmes based at Townhill. In 2017 I became an Academic Liaison Librarian, with responsibilities across both Townhill and Carmarthen campuses.
My professional interests include advocacy and engagement, marketing and social media, literacies and learning.