Welcome to my blog. I’m assuming if you are reading this you want to find out some more about me. I currently work at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor. I am based in the Learning Technology and Innovation, which is part of the Information Management and Technology Department. My main role is to provide advice and support to staff at LSE on copyright issues and using library resources in our VLE, Moodle. I run a series of ‘Digital Literacy‘ workshops for staff and students, including teaching a six week course for PhD students with colleagues in LSE Library. I am also Project Manager of the Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy (SADL) project, which involves undergraduate students at LSE to develop their digital literacies and act as peer support for others. I also teach on LSE’s PG Certificate in Higher Education and regularly run workshops for staff on using technology to enhance learning.
My background and research interests
I am a qualified librarian with a PhD in information studies and history. I studied at the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University and I’m an honorary lecturer there. I am an experienced speaker and have written widely in information literacy field. In 2013 I was recognised as a ‘Mover and Shaker‘ by the American publication, Library Journal. In 2014 I was nominated by the CILIP Information Literacy Group for the Information Literacy Award, which was presented at LILAC 2014.
My research interests include: information literacy, digital literacy, copyright and e-learning, social media, library 2.0, staff development, learning support, academic literacies, research support.
Committees and professional involvement
I’m currently Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and former editor of the Journal of Information Literacy. I was a founder members of LILAC (Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference). I’ve been involved in the CILIP Information Literacy Group since it was formed back in 2004.
I sit on a number of external committees and groups including:
- CILIP Information Literacy Group Committee (as Chair of the Group)
- Universities UK Copyright Working Group
- Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA)
- IFLA Information Literacy Section Standing Committee
- Heron User Group Committee
- InformAll Steering Group.