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 City, University of London as a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development based in Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). Before that I was employed at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor for 15 years where I was based in Learning Technology and Innovation.
My main role is to teach on the MA in Academic Practice programme at City. While at LSE I provided advice and support to staff at LSE on copyright issues and using library resources in our VLE, Moodle. I ran 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 was the Project Manager of the Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy (SADL) project, which involved undergraduate students at LSE to develop their digital literacies and act as peer support for others. I also taught on LSE’s PG Certificate in Higher Education and ran workshops for staff on using technology to enhance learning.
My background and research interests
I am a qualified librarian and teacher in higher education with a PhD in information studies and history. I studied at the Department of Information Studies at Aberystwyth University where I am an honorary lecturer. I am external examiner at the Department of Information Studies at UCL. I am an experienced speaker and have written widely in the information literacy, digital literacy and copyright education fields. 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. In 2017 I received the Informed Peer Recognition Award.
I am an experienced educator, developing a range of creative approaches to information literacy and copyright education. Additional information about this work is available on the Copyright Literacy website.
My research interests include: information literacy, digital literacy, copyright education, copyright 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