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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 Teams or on-campus.

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
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If you wish to discuss: finding information, literature/systematic searching, citing and referencing, EndNote, or any other Library resource/service, please 'Email Me' or 'Schedule an Appointment' using the buttons above.

You can choose an 'In Person (Edinburgh Campus Library)' or an 'Online (Teams)' appointment.

If you can't find a suitable appointment time, please email me.

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS and ICIT)

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Kirsty Thomson
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Help at your own campus

School of Social Sciences - SoSS (LINCS)

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Astrid Faragher
Schedule online
Edinburgh Campus Library

+44 (0)131 451 3383

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS)

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

School of Social Sciences - SoSS (not LINCS)

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Marion Kennedy
Heriot-Watt staff and students can also contact me on Microsoft Teams. Online appointments available