Croeso! That’s ‘welcome’ in Welsh. Congratulations if you are one of the new students who will be joining us in Swansea University next month. Well done! There will be lots to think about when you arrive, including finding out about the resources and services at the library. You’ll attend a library induction in Welcome Week, but here’s some useful information to get you started:
Our Library Guide for School of Management students is available online. It includes all the top resources for your subject as well as guides and information. (You’ll have to wait until you’re enrolled to access the resources, but everything else is free to view now.) See our Getting Started page to help you find your way round.
Your subject team
We are your librarians – Naomi, Philippa, Giles and Allison. We’re here to help you succeed in your studies! We can help you to find the information you need for your assignments and can offer advice on referencing. If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
Clockwise: Naomi Prady, Philippa Price, Giles LLoyd-Brown and Allison Jones – your School of Management librarians
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See you in Swansea!
Allison Jones has recently joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. Allison will be based in the Bay Library.
Allison has previously worked as a Subject Librarian for Business, Engineering, Sports, Health and Outdoor Education at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Allison has previously been employed at Swansea University and is a graduate from Swansea University.
Allison’s role will include teaching information literacy skills and one-to-one support, amongst other things. She has an extensive training background and has worked with disadvantaged communities and individuals with specific needs.
She has a Masters in Information and Library studies from Aberystwyth University, is a Chartered member of the Charted Institute of Library and Information Professional (CILIP) and is also a training member for the Information Literacy Group within CILIP.
There are assignment deadlines coming up, so now seems like a good time to remind you to Request books which are out on loan to other students.
If the book you need has already been borrowed by someone else, you will need to place a Request on iFind. When you do this, an email is sent to the student who has the book. The email tells the student that the book can’t be renewed anymore and asks them to return the book as someone else would like to borrow it. You’ll get an email to tell you when the book is ready for you to borrow. There’s a short video which shows you how to Request items on iFind, or just ask for help at the Library Desk.
Please remember that there are lots of online resources for you too. Many of our books are available as ebooks. You are expected to use journals in your research as well as textbooks, so use iFind and the library’s subject databases to find relevant articles. Business Source Complete and the Proquest Business Collection are both excellent databases of business and management material. You can find guides and other resources on our Library Guides pages: http://libguides.swansea.ac.uk/management. Please tell us if you can’t find the books and journal articles that you need.
Subject Librarians can also help with referencing!
If you have any questions or need any help, please email us at email@example.com or book an appointment through the calendar on Library Guides: http://libguides.swansea.ac.uk/management/contactus. A librarian is also available 12.00-16.00 every Thursday during term time for drop-in queries.
Good luck with your assignments!
Naomi, Philippa and Giles – your library support team. We can answer referencing questions and help you find the material you need for your assignments.
Naomi Prady has recently joined the team of Subject Librarian for the School of Management and College of Engineering. She completes the team that will be moving to the Bay Campus when it opens in September, but is currently based at the Library and Information Centre on the Singleton campus.
Naomi’s role will include, amongst other things, teaching information literacy skills, offering one-to-one support if needed, and liaising with academic colleagues to ensure that the library provides the resources and services that meet the needs of staff and students.
Naomi has over 13 year experience supporting management students, having previously worked as a Subject Librarian for Business and Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and an E-Librarian at Henley Management College.
Naomi has recently completed an MBA so also has experience of being a management student!
We’d like to introduce you to another new member of staff here at the library. Giles Lloyd-Brown has joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. He’ll be dividing his time between the Library and Information Centre at the Singleton Campus and the new Bay Campus Library.
Giles has returned to Swansea University, having graduated in 2005. Since then he has obtained a Masters in Information and Library studies from Aberystwyth University and worked in a range of library services including Local Authority, Academic and Government.
Giles is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and is also a Chartership mentor for other librarians and information professionals.
We’d like to introduce you to some new members of staff here at the library! Philippa Price has recently joined the team of Subject Librarians for the School of Management and the College of Engineering. The team is currently based in the Library and Information Centre at Singleton Campus, but will be moving to the library at the new Bay Campus in September.
Whilst she is new to Swansea University, Philippa has nearly ten years’ experience as a university librarian. She previously worked as an Assistant Librarian at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea (formally Swansea Metropolitan University) where she provided subject support for the staff and students on the Education programmes. Her role there involved contact with students from undergraduate to Masters level and allowed her to develop strong links with academic staff. Philippa is looking forward to similar opportunities here at Swansea University.
If you’d like to find out a bit more about Philippa, take a look at her blog post for 23 Llyfrgellydd last year: http://23llyfrgellydd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/11-philippa-price-university-of-wales.html.
Watch this space to meet more new members of the team soon…