The Library Champion Scheme is an initiative developed between The Library and the Students’ Union to give students a voice in the Library.
Each school has a Library Champion. Your Library Champion works closely with your Academic Support Team to represent you. They can order library books for you, raise issues you might be having with the Library, take forward suggestions for improving and developing library services, and make sure you know about new Library services and developments.
If you want to recommend something you’d like to see in the library:
The Library Champion Scheme fund is for books, eBooks and DVDs only. It can be used for new titles which we do not already stock, or extra copies of high demand items.
Get in touch with your Library Champion to discuss it further.
If your School Rep has not yet been appointed, you can still recommend resources for us to purchase, and make suggestions and get information about us by contacting your dedicated Academic Support Librarian.
"If you need any book for your course, or find that the copies in the library are always booked out, your Library Champion can arrange for more to be ordered. As users of the library, you experience the library in a different way to those that manage it - you can also use your Library Champion to let them know what you think and suggest improvements."
Dr. Rachael Antwis, Lecturer in Global Ecology and Conservation, School of Environment & Life Sciences
"The Library Champion initiative allows students and staff to work together to improve the Library service. It's a fantastic way of being able to have your say about the books we have in stock and gives you the opportunity to make suggestions for future library developments. Having a Library Champion also means that you will always be up-to-date with any new library services, and can get the most out of your library!"
Tracy Breheny, Academic Support Librarian