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University Library

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Meet your Academic Liaison Librarians

Academic Liaison Librarians provide support to staff and students at the University, working to support Durham's strategy for learning, teaching and research.


Academic Liaison Librarians

Academic Liaison Librarians


How can we help students and staff?

Supporting your learning

  • We can support you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills to find quality information sources for your assignments and research projects.
  • We can offer professional advice on how to best make use of the most appropriate resources available to you.
  • We provide guidance to help you with citing, referencing and reference management software (such as Endnote).

Supporting your teaching

  • We can advise on resources available to support course development and help you ensure content from reading lists are available for your students.
  • We can arrange subject-specific information literacy sessions for your department, from student inductions through to literature review workshops for dissertations.
  • We act as the liaison point for all department concerns around library provision.

Supporting your research

  • We can provide support and guidance around open access publishing, systematic reviews, publication and citation metrics (bibliometrics) and other areas related to your research activity.
  • We can offer guidance on subject-specific databases and resources.
  • We act as the liaison point for identifying new print and digital resources to support new or developing research areas.

Requesting new Library resources

Departments are responsible for letting the library know which books to buy or which journals we should subscribe to. Members of academic staff should ensure that the library stocks any resources that their students are expected to use.

The Library must receive a copy of all reading lists issued by academic staff to students for taught modules. The deadline for reading list submissions ahead of the 2018-19 academic year is the 1st July 2018.

Submit your reading list

Non reading list titles can also be requested for the library to purchase - these should be sent via the appropriate departmental library representative, as listed below:

SubjectWho do I contact?
Anthropology Dr Cecilia Tomori
Archaeology Prof Peter Rowley-Conwy
BioSciences Dr Paul Chazot
Business Studies Peter Bagnall
Chemistry Dr Mark Miller
Classics & Ancient History Dr Nathan Gilbert
Computing Sciences Dr Stefan Dantchev
Earth Sciences Dr Richard Brown
Economics Peter Bagnall
Education Dr Julie Rattray
Engineering Dr Qing Wang
English Language Centre Ms Clare Carr
English Studies Dr Robert Carver
Foundation Centre Rachel Dunn
Geography Dr Isabella Bovolo
Government and International Affairs Dr Cameron Harrington
History Prof Richard Gameson
Law Prof Thom Brooks
Mathematics Dr Wilhelm Klingenberg
Medicine Dr Jackie Spence
Middle East & Islamic Studies Dr Cameron Harrington
Modern Languages & Cultures Marie-Claire Barnet
Music Prof Bennett Zon
Philosophy

Dr Katherine Puddifoot

Physics Prof Tom Theuns
Politics Dr Cameron Harrington
Psychology Dr Robert Swalwell
Sociology Dr Nathan Stephens-Griffin
Sport Dr Nathan Stephens-Griffin
Theology & Religion Prof Jan Dochhorn

Support for Researchers

More Books: student & staff requests

Past papers

Help with referencing

Finding Information: Effective Searching

Visiting Other Academic Libraries