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Emma Harrison Glamorgan Business School Originally from the West Midlands, Emma is now happily settled in the Welsh Valleys. She loves hill walking and skiing, and is the proud owner of two rescued Labradors and a kitten. Her dream is to own a smallholding. As the newest Information Librarian at the university, Emma has been responsible for providing library & information services to Glamorgan Business School since August 2010, and

Louise Graham Advanced Technology Cardiff-born Louise adores being with her young family, walking, travel, music and of course reading! She has enjoyed working in HE throughout her career and always in the subject areas of science, technology and engineering. Valuing quality information, Louise is dedicated to steering the “Google generation” and others to the wealth of quality information available at Glamorgan. However, her role is not just to aid information

Sue House Law, Accounting and Finance In her spare time Sue can be found crafting with needle in hand; when at work she helps students and staff of the Law School find needles in haystacks, a pastime otherwise known as legal research. Sue provides legal research training and guidance. In 2010 she was a recipient of an Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award for innovation in learning support for embedding information literacy

Steve Lee Faculty of Health, Sport and Science Steve loves being with his family, gardening or walking by the sea, listening to talking books and has a passion for travelling on cruise ships. He has been a Librarian here for over 20 years, so has a wide subject and resource knowledge. Steve will order library items for teaching staff, researchers, and students (within the prescribed Library

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specialises in business information. As well as library inductions, she also provides advanced sessions on starting the research process and literature searching. Her expertise is in finding and evaluating business information in print and online. Emma uses Twitter ( and a university blog (glambuslib) to reach out to part-time and distance learners, and offers regular appointments to students on-campus. Her research interests include ‘information literacy’, social media and mobile. Contact Emma on

retrieval, but also to ensure that students and her Faculty colleagues become information literate as they develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of information. Her focus is on working with her academic colleagues to embed information literacy into the curriculum. Louise is a committee member of the UK-wide University Science and Technology Librarians Group (USTLG) and a member of the Government (JISC) sponsored group to review information resources within Higher Education. Contact Louise on

skills into the curriculum in collaboration with Richard Owen. Sue manages the law collection in print and online and recently contributed to a successful revalidation event for the GDL (CPE) in Law. Sue is a Fellow of the HEA. She is looking forward to a new challenge of providing the same support and service to Accounting and Finance as a result of the creation of FBS. E-mail: Tel: 01443 482 417 Twitter:@glamlawlib.

budget) and can also arrange to have single journal articles or book chapters digitized and added to module reading lists on Blackboard. If you do not have booklists in your Blackboard modules, please contact Steve at or 01443 483391. To improve students’ information literacy skills, Steve will happily conduct sessions with groups of students. He runs weekly Library surgeries in the Chiropractic Building and at Glyntaff, and also works on the ‘Ask a Librarian Desk’ at the Treforest and Glyntaff Libraries.


The role of librarian in an academic library is one that is often not understood by many people, meaning staff and students could be missing out on a vital part of academic support. Here you can find out more about your local librarians and how they can help you! John Wright Cardiff School of Creative Industries John grew up on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) and has lived most of his life in Wales, including two years working at the National Library in Aberystwyth. In his spare time John plays guitar, walks up mountains and (very occasionally) runs in the park. With over 10 years professional library experience, based primarily in HE, John is

Linda Graves Humanities & Social Sciences and Psychology (FBS) Love your library? Linda certainly does; she’s been in the role since 2004. Linda believes that working in an academic library is a privilege and enjoys helping staff and students to get the best from the University Library. And of course she’s surrounded by all those books, which is great. Linda can provide workshops and one-to-one help with

Robert Mackney School of Care Science (Job share with Pat Duxbury) ‘A lad from the hills’, Robert has been working in libraries for longer than he cares to remember and takes pride in trying to demystify things, or as he puts it, “no point in making things any more complicated than they have to be!” He has worked in several hospital libraries as well as Glyntaf, so if you think you might have seen him somewhere before, you could be right!

Pat Duxbury School of Care Science (Job share with Robert Mackney) Pat swims to keep fit and enjoys lovely long coastal walks. She has lived in South Wales all her life, but dreams of living on a remote Scottish island, when she wins the Lottery! Pat shares the role of Information Librarian with Robert Mackney working WednesdayFriday. Her mission is to make the Library as user-friendly as possible.

interested in new library design and in the impact of social media on teaching, learning and information literacy. He is also keen to work with his CCI colleagues on embedding and delivering information literacy elements within modules, as well as liaising on collection development. He encourages all ATRiuM staff to make use of the library resources available. You can usually find John answering enquiries on the ‘Ask a Librarian’ Desk, contact him at or follow him on Twitter: @wrightoid37.

finding a way through the maze of print and electronic resources, proving that Google is not the only option! She will also provide the right resources for the courses taught at Glamorgan, so contact her if something is not in stock. Whether it’s gothic fiction, slavery, early years education, health psychology or homicide then Linda is the person to ask. Contact her at or find her answering enquiries on the “Ask a Librarian” Desk.

Robert shares the Information Librarian role with Pat Duxbury, working Monday-Thursday. Robert and Pat have replaced Rachel Phillips who retired in 2010. In answer to the conundrum of how to achieve more with less, Pat and Robert are doing their best to integrate new and existing systems: for example, by buying e-books rather than paper copies where possible. Contact them at or

Pat and Robert are currently promoting ‘refresher’ sessions to remind students how to use University collections. They are also encouraging further development of reading lists on Blackboard, to help direct students to resources that have been selected by their lecturers and module leaders. Both librarians are available to answer queries at the Glyntaff ‘Ask a Librarian’ or via personal 1-2-1 sessions.

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