About the Academic Support team
The Academic Support team are the communication link between Colleges, Schools and the Library. A major component of Academic support work is delivery of the University Information Literacy Strategy.
The Academic Support team provide:
- Support for all students including International students within the UK and abroad and Distance Learners
- Library inductions for all new students
- Library induction offered for all new academic staff
- Information literacy training available for all students at all levels
- Information literacy training available for all staff
- Support for partner Colleges
- Support and delivery of key elements of the Skills for Higher Education module
- Support for academic staff with regard to resources, reading lists, the institutional repository etc.
- Research Support available for all research staff and students
- Representation for The Library at College and School Level Committees and provide feedback between Library and University
- Liaison with external partners such as NHS libraries and partner colleges
Academic Support Managers
Academic Support Managers operate at College level providing the strategic link between Colleges and the Library. They ensure library services are aligned with College and School plans and AQA processes and contribute to internal review, programme approval etc. They also have a role aligned to the lead of their College Executive Dean.
College of Arts and Social sciences - Serena Chester (Academic)
Academic support managers manage teams of professional librarians who each represent schools. Academic support managers ensure that inductions, information literacy, collection development activities are delivered to a high standard across the team.