I currently work at Brunel University London as a Lecturer in Higher Education based in the Brunel Educational Excellence Centre (BEEC). Prior to that I spent five years at Brunel Library as a Subject Liaison Librarian, supporting Social Sciences and running the information and digital literacy programme.
My main role is to run workshops focusing on best practice in educational development and to coach and mentor new academics through the APEX programme to gain Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy.
My background and interests
I am a chartered academic librarian from South Yorkshire and have worked in Further and Higher Education libraries, albeit in and around London, since 2004. I became a professionally qualified librarian in 2008. I am an experienced speaker and have presented and led workshops on customer service, mindfulness, and social media. In addition, I am a guest lecturer for the Department of Information Studies at UCL.
I am passionate about helping people develop and learn. My professional interests are educational development, information literacy, social media, lifelong learning, well-being and coaching.
Committees and professional involvement
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and hold an MA in Library and Information Science from UCL. Throughout my career I have been actively involved in CILIP Academic and Research Libraries (ARLG) London and South East, Special Libraries Association (SLA) Europe and London Information and Knowledge Exchange (LIKE) committees. My involvement with SLA Europe stems from winning the Leadership and Management/SLA Europe sponsored Early Career Conference Award in 2012.
I am currently a copyeditor for the Journal of Information Literacy.
My Twitter account is @SarahWolfenden