Liaison Librarians are the key point of contact for academic staff and researchers, working closely as a team to provide high quality accessible resources for your teaching and research. We also represent the University Library on a number of University committees, and welcome opportunities to engage in dialogue with students and staff.
The University Library is responsible for providing access to academic information in all formats. This can range from books to electronic articles.
Liaison Librarians are able to provide advice and access to the full spectrum of information. They can also advise on how to integrate academic content in the University’s virtual learning environment – Canvas.
In addition to providing an excellent space for study, a vast range of books and journals within the learning centre, access to other libraries and online content, the library can help you find information in your area of research, give advice about citation searching, provide guidance on managing references and offer help with promoting research.
The University Library is responsible for delivering on the University’s Skills for Learning framework, and has a significant contribution to make in the development of academic and employability skills of our graduates. We are committed to the development of digital literacy across the University in its widest sense to include finding, evaluating, and communicating information through to digital identity, privacy and security, and rights and responsibilities.
We can work with you to provide opportunities for embedding skills development opportunities within the curriculum. We can provide specific support through workshops and online learning materials within taught modules. A grid detailing the range of support materials available to embed into taught modules is available here. In addition our Skills Development Team offer support in developing academic skills development opportunities for students in information and digital literacy, academic writing, presentation and exam skills, report writing, critical thinking, literature reviews, reading and notemaking. For further information see the Skills for learning page.
Contact the Liaison librarian team via LISLiaison@wlv.ac.uk