Manjeet Dhillon

Manjeet's Profile

Job title

Subject Librarian

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Marketing Management, MSc Library & Information Management, PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education


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I began my career at University College Birmingham in 2001 as a Subject Librarian for sport, leisure and tourism. My role expanded to include the Business School from 2007 to 2015. I am currently the Subject Librarian for the School of Business and support all students studying business, tourism and aviation courses.

A large part of my role involves supporting staff and students with their research by guiding them to appropriate print and online resources. The subject librarians deliver timetabled sessions, research skills workshops, as well as one-to-one tutorials.


I teach research skills on the Academic Skills module. I also provide tailored assignment support and research skills sessions for students from FE up to Masters level. Information literacy is embedded into the teaching, providing students with a skills set that can enhance their employability. Research skills training is also offered to staff.

Research interests and scholarly activity

My Masters dissertation was based on student information-seeking behaviour; this led to me contributing a chapter, ‘Online information-seeking and higher education students’ for the publication, ‘Youth Information Seeking Behavior II’ by Chelton and Cool. A sample of UCB students was selected for this research, which aimed to investigate their usage of online resources.

I have also presented a paper entitled ‘Intelligent Searching: creating and sustaining independent learners’ at Wolverhampton University’s ‘Developing skills for study in Higher Education’ conference.

External engagements

From 2002 to 2010, I was a tourism subject consultant for Intute, providing content to populate the website.

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