Information Services

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:

How your role fits in

You'll be able to feed into and influence library policies and activities, as library rep meetings form part of the overall Information Services committee structure.

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:



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Last Updated: 21/01/2020