joined ScHARR in 2001 as an Information Assistant within the Information Resources team based in ScHARR Library. Since qualifying as an Information Professional my role is to provide help through the development and support of electronic information services, in particular Web 2.0 and social software technologies to aid the research of those working and studying at ScHARR and within the Medical Faculty and in the Yorkshire and the Humber RDS.
My main areas of work are in Web 2.0, Web Portals, electronic library systems and the Internet.
I am a member of The CiCS User Group in addition, as well as Blended Learning groups within ScHARR and the Medical Faculty. I also run the popular ScHARR Library Blog.
My research interests are focused in the area of modern Web tools, Web 2.0, social networks and software and their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and transfer and collaboration.
My teaching interests lie in encouraging staff and students to use the many tools and technologies, quite often freely, available to aid them carry out research and collaboration within the academic and clinical setting.
I am the Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals - Multi Media and Information Technology Committee.