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Meet your Faculty Librarian

Your Faculty Librarian can help you get the most out of our libraries and collections, supporting your learning and teaching and helping you to develop your skills. They can help you to keep up to date with the latest developments and act as a key contact for feedback, comments or questions.

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Arts and Humanities

For help and assistance for arts and humanities courses, please contact: Richard Pears
Richard Pears Faculty Librarian for Arts and Humanities


For subject specific guidance for business courses, please contact: Ben Taylorson
A picture of Faculty Librarian Ben Taylorson


For managing quality information sources for your assignments and research projects in science, please contact: Colin Theakston
Colin Theakston Faculty Librarian for Science

Social Sciences and Health

How to make best use of the most appropriate resources available to you in social sciences and health, please contact: Richard Holmes
Richard Holmes – Faculty Librarian for Social Sciences and Health

Research Support

For guidance and professional advice on research projects, please contact: James Bisset
James Bisset – Academic Liaison Librarian Researcher Support

How can my Faculty Librarian help?

Supporting your learning 

 Your Faculty Librarian can: 

  • Support you in developing your confidence, knowledge and skills in finding, using and managing quality information sources for your assignments and research projects. 
  • Offer professional advice through 1-2-1 support and consultations or formal and informal training on how to make best use of the most appropriate resources available to you 
  • Provide subject specific guidance to help you get the most from our resources. 
  • Provide guidance to help you with citing, referencing and using reference management software such as Endnote. 

You can use our Subject Guides to find out more. 

Supporting your teaching  

We can: 

  • Advise on available resources to support your teaching and course development and help ensure that content from your reading list is available for your students. 
  • Provide subject-specific research skills sessions for students from student inductions through to literature review workshops for dissertations to help your students get the most from the library and its resources. 
  • Develop online tutorials and support for you to embed into your own courses and course materials. 

Find out more about working with your Faculty Librarians on the information for academic staff page.

Supporting your research 

Your Faculty Librarian can: 

  • Provide guidance on open access publishing, systematic reviews, publication and citation metrics (bibliometrics) 
  • Help keep you up to date with new developments and services or new resources relevant to your research interests. 
  • Advise on the best way to obtain the print and digital materials you need for your research. 

Find out more about how your Faculty Librarian can support your research from the Information for researchers page.