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Meet the Library Liaison Team: Emma Burnett

Could you introduce yourself, and let us know your job title?

I’m Emma Burnett and I work as an Information Consultant within the Library’s Academic Liaison team.

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How long have you been at Royal Holloway Library?

Just over 2 years.

What is your role within the Library?

I work with several departments (Economics, European Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Social Work) and try to ensure that the Library has the resources they require. Another key part of my role is providing information literacy training. Information literacy is a skill for life, not just for University. It involves recognising your need for information, having the ability to know where and how to access that information, managing the information once you’ve found it and using it in an ethical manner. For more information, please see http://libguides.rhul.ac.uk/infolit

Have you always worked in Libraries?

Since I joined the real world, after taking a post-university gap year to see the world, yes.

What did you want to be when you were little?

I wanted to be a vet! I’ve always loved animals, especially cats. I have 2 gorgeous cats at home.

Do you have any heroes and if you do, why are they your heroes?

I don’t really have any heroes but I do very much admire Margaret Atwood. I’ve seen her speak a few times and she’s got such an incredible mind.

What did you study?

I hold a degree in European Studies from the University of Hull, which included a year in Italy. I also have a Masters in Librarianship from the University of Sheffield.

Do you have a favourite book, and why?

I have many favourites! Remains of the Day is one of them. I studied this at A Level and think it’s a beautifully written novel. Also a great film (if you haven’t ever seen it, you can watch it for free on BoB https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/000809CD).

If you had a superhero alter ego, what would they be named, and what would your super power be?

Completely drawing a blank here, sorry! My favourite superhero(ine) is batgirl, as she was a librarian too 🙂 batgirllibrarian

What project/event are you most looking forward to in the upcoming year? (Library related!)

Piloting an Information Literacy Award to second year Geography students. And the new Library, of course!

Describe working in the library in 3 words

Lots of tea!

What advice would you give to a new student?

Use the Library’s vast array of resources! These are a huge privilege of being at University so take advantage of them and you’ll reap the benefits in your studies.

Check out the Subject Guides to find out who your librarian is, and read more interviews here.

Your Librarians

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Did you know that every subject has its own librarian? The Liaison Team is here to help you with queries, finding books, searching databases, visiting other libraries, referencing, and general library questions too. We’re a pretty friendly bunch, and we’re easy to contact – so drop us a line if you’ve any questions to ask!

Helen: Head of Academic Liaison, European Studies, Geography, Politics and International Relations

Russell: Classics, Criminology & Sociology, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Music

Kim: Drama and Theatre, English, Media Arts, Royal Holloway International, Management, Politics & International Relations, European Studies, Philosophy

Adrian: Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, Psychology, Economics, Social Work

Nancy: Research, Open Access, Physics

For more information, and contact details of your librarian, visit the Library’s Subject Guides, and check out the series of interviews we did last term.

The Library in 3 words: The Liaison Team

Some of the Library liaison team were asked to describe working in the Library, in only 3 words.
It was a lot easiest for some more than others!

We hope you are enjoying our videos- there are many more to watch!

 

 

Meet the Library Liaison Team: Russell Burke

We wanted to find a way to introduce the Academic Liaison team to all students, both new & returning so we have created a series of videos for you to watch!

Here, Russell was interviewed about himself, his role and much more!

Russell is the Subject Librarian for Classics, History, Modern Languages, Music.

Find out more about your subjects through our subject guides.

What are you most looking forward to?

Some of the Library Liaison team were asked what they were most looking forward to in the upcoming year.

Lots of changes are happening this year in the Library, keep up to date with improvements to the Library on our blog, the website and via Facebook & Twitter:

www.facebook.com/rhul.library

https://twitter.com/RHUL_Library

Meet the Library Liaison team: Lucinda Lyon

The Library staff were interviewed about themselves, their roles and much more!

Lucinda is the Subject Librarian for Criminology and Sociology, Economics, Management, Social Work.

Meet the Library Liaison Team: Adrian Machiraju

The Library staff were interviewed about themselves, their roles and much more!

Adrian is the Library Subject Librarian for Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, Psychology.

He is also an expert in Reference Management Software- such as RefWorks & Endnote!

Find out more about your subjects through our subject guides.

What is your favourite book & why?

Some of the Library Liaison Team were asked what their favourite book (in the Library) was, & why?

The answers may surprise you! We hope you enjoy it!

We hope that your time at Royal Holloway will help to inspire some favourite things from books and places, to subjects and people!

You can catch the Library Liaison team 10am-12 noon everyday throughout Welcome Week in the Welcome Week tent in the South Quad.

Check out our Twitter for when your subject librarian is in the tent! https://twitter.com/RHUL_Library

Top tips for New Students!

Some of the Library Liaison Team were asked what advice they would give to a new student coming to Royal Holloway.

It’s not always Library related, but it is funny and definitely helpful!

We are looking forward to welcoming new & returning students to the Library, make sure you attend your Library Inductions in your departments to get the most out of the Library straight away.

Catch the Library Liaison team 10am-12 noon everyday throughtout Welcome Week in the Welcome Week tent in the South Quad.

Check out our Twitter https://twitter.com/RHUL_Library