Learning & Teaching Services Librarian (College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology)
Departments/Schools: Biochemistry, Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, Cardiovascular Sciences, Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Psychology; also one of the team working with undergraduate courses in medicine and biological sciences
Office hours: Monday to Friday mornings. Monday and Friday afternoons.
Building: David Wilson Library
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3101
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3107
Address: University Library, University of Leicester, PO Box 248, University Road, Leicester, LE1 9QD, England
Services for Learners
Sarah can help and advise you on finding information for your assignments, and how to cite references. She also offers training in RefWorks, social bookmarking tools (delicious, citeulike, connotea), and improving the way you search the web for your work. She can help with access to journal articles and using resources such as Medline, Pubmed, The Cochrane Library, Cinahl, Web of Knowledge and Scopus, and other resources for clinicians. Email her to book an appointment.
Services for Researchers
Sarah can help and advise you on literature searching, accessing library resources, keeping up to date with your research interests, copyright, citation data, exploiting Web 2.0 technologies for research, improving your searching techniques, and using RefWorks. She can advise you on impact factors, open access publishing, depositing items in the Leicester Research Archive (LRA) and where to find information on the best places to publish your research. She can provide training sessions on any of the above to you, or your students. She liaises with, and purchases library resources for, the Departments of Cardiovascular Sciences, Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, and Physiotherapy.
Sarah is interested in information literacy, research support, teaching and learning, and the use of Web 2.0 technologies. She is a member of the Library blog team and the SM@LL project. She has been involved in a project to develop undergraduate information literacy using Web 2.0.
- Whittaker, S., Dunham, J. Experimenting with Web 2.0 to Cultivate Information Literacy within a Medical Ethics, Law and Human Rights Course. Journal of Information Literacy, 2009, 3 (1), pp. 51-59.
- Edmunds Otter, M., Whittaker, S., and Spriggs, S. Using Wikis and Peer Evaluation to Teach Medical Students How to Find and Assess Evidence Based Resources: A Pilot Study. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2009, 15 (2), pp. 187-205.