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