“I provide advice, support and training to staff in all aspects of copyright, elearning and digital literacy. I am Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, a member of the UUK Working Group on Copyright and the Libraries and Archivec Copyright Alliance (LACA). I have published widely included most recently Copyright and E-learning: a guide for practitioners, published by Facet in 2010. I am currently project manager for the SADL project, and also led the Jisc funded DELILA project which is about sharing open educational resources in the field of digital and information literacy. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teach information literacy to PhD students at LSE. I have a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where I’m a honorary lecturer in their Department of Information Studies.”
Emma Coonan is Research Skills and Development Librarian at Cambridge University Library, where she has responsibility for designing and teaching classes on various facets of information finding, handling and management. She holds a PhD from York University (on the use of metaphor schemata in literary theory) and an MSc in Information and Library Management from Northumbria University. Her chief research interests are information-seeking behaviour, curriculum design, and learning development. Other interests include stage management, coffee and red wine.
Helen Webster is a learning developer, helping students negotiate the complex conventions and practices of UK Higher Education, and reflect on their own learning to become successful independent learners. She was Coordinator for the Learning Enhancement Service at the University of East Anglia, and is currently a consultant and trainer on UEA’s PreUniversity Skills and SkillsForUni programmes. Helen is a medievalist, with a B.A. in German from the University of Newcastle, an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the University of Bristol, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University on fourteenth century vernacular religious literature for lay women – medieval Widening Participation, in other words! In her spare time, she loves all sorts of dancing, from ballroom to bellydance, and slaves to keep her four pedigree fancy rats in the rather luxurious lifestyle to which they have insisted on becoming accustomed.
Katy Wrathall was Project Manager on the Study Methods and Information Literacy Exemplars (SMILE) blended learning project with University of Worcester, Imperial College London and Loughborough University. The project aimed to create a set of resources to support HE students throughout their time as undergraduates. She acted as a consultant for the repurposing and implementation of SMILE at Glasgow Caledonian University. Katy is currently investigating ways to implement A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) at universities other than Cambridge.