Information Services

Academic Support Librarians

Academic Support Librarians (ASLs) work in partnership with Schools and Colleges to understand their library needs and to communicate about library resources and services. ASLs help students develop the digital and information literacy skills to use library resources to get the best from their studies and research. Find out how we can help you.

What Academic Support Librarians can do for you. 


Information Literacy and Library Skills Sessions

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Bookable sessions to boost skills in using the library, finding academic literature, referencing and more. University staff can request bespoke teaching as part of Welcome and course programmes.

Book a one-to-one librarian consultation

One-to-one librarian consultations for literature searching, referencing and systematic review advice

Develop digital library skills with LibSmart

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Build your library skills with our online library skills course LibSmart I, including literature searching, managing references and avoiding plagiarism. Then develop advanced searching skills with LibSmart II.

Academic Support Librarians by subject

Academic Support Librarians
Find the Academic Support Librarian assigned to your subject area and how to contact them.

Dissertation and Thesis Festival

The Library's Dissertation and Thesis Festival brings together the support that the Library, Digital Skills and IAD provides for students undertaking their dissertations and theses.

Research Café

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Research Café offers an informal space to share research, innovative ideas, methods and concepts for the enhancement of knowledge and enrichment of the academy and the society in which it serves.

Royal Literary Fund Fellow

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Improve your academic writing by working with a Fellow from the Royal Literary Fund

Resources and guidance

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Subject guides, recordings and other resources to support your studies, research and teaching

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