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Independent Distance Learners (IDLs): Academic Support and Liaison Librarians

A guide to Information Services support for HWU IDLs

Academic Support and Liaison Librarians

Each School has a Librarian, who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about how Information Services can help with your studies, research or teaching.  

Your Academic Support and Liaison Librarian:

  • Helps with all aspects of information gathering and advice on locating, accessing or searching resources, or choosing databases  
  • Helps with off-campus access
  • Makes sure the Library's stock and services support teaching, study and research through liaison with Schools
  • Identifies and orders new resources
  • Advises staff on resources and services to support teaching
  • Advises on adding library materials to Vision courses

Please get in contact if you have any questions.

Developing your Skills

You can contact your Academic Support and Liaison Librarian for one-to-one help/training via telephone, Skype or webinar.

Skills that they can provide guidance with include:

  • Citing and referencing
  • Evaluating information
  • Finding information
  • Literature searching
  • Reference management/EndNote

If you are based at the Dubai or Malaysia Campus or are studying at and Approved Learning Partner, please contact your local library.

Help at your local campus

Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS except ICIT)

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Sarah Kelly
Schedule Appointment
Contact:
I am currently working from home and can be reached by email. Online appointments are also available and Heriot-Watt staff and students can contact me on Microsoft Teams.
+44 (0) 131 451 3574
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School of Social Sciences - SoSS (not LINCS)

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Marion Kennedy
Contact:
I am currently working from home and can be reached by email. Heriot-Watt staff and students can also contact me on Microsoft Teams. Online appointments available
Website

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS and ICIT)

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Kirsty Thomson
Schedule Appointment
Help at your own campus
Contact:
I am currently working from home and can be reached by email. Heriot-Watt staff and students can also contact me on Microsoft Teams.
 
Online appointments are still available.
Website

School of Social Sciences - SoSS (LINCS)

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Astrid Faragher
Schedule online
Contact:
Edinburgh Campus Library

+44 (0)131 451 3383

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS)

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Rachel Whittington
Schedule Appointment
Contact:
Edinburgh Campus Library
+44 (0)131 451 3215