Academic library representatives
Library reps are academic staff who act as the main liaison point between the schools or faculties and the Library.
Your role as library rep
Thank you for taking up the role of academic library rep! We hope you'll be a critical friend to the Library, as well as an advocate about library activities and processes with your colleagues.
The main person you’ll be in touch with is your liaison librarian, who is based in the Academic Liaison team in the Library. They may ask you to consult with your school, gather feedback and communicate useful information, such as:
- helping with planning your school's library resources budget
- research skills training
- module reading lists
- the Moodle CLA scanning service
How your role fits in
Your main route for giving feedback will be your faculty library rep, who attends the library rep meetings and takes any suggestions and issues forward to the Library User Panel (LUP). The minutes from our Rep meetings are also sent to LUP. LUP then feeds into the Information Services Board, which takes issues up to University management level.
Role descriptions - the small print
These role descriptions explain what's expected of someone in this role. They have been approved by LUP and should be used as the baseline, although individual schools may have to adapt them as needed:
- school library rep role description - for all schools (pdf)
- faculty library rep role descriptions - Humanities and Social Sciences (pdf)
- faculty library rep role description - Sciences (pdf)