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Lesley English

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I am a Faculty Librarian supporting the Faculty of Science and Technology with a focus on teaching and supporting learning. I can deliver embedded information literacy and referencing lectures and workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and also deliver workshops on the Library and Information Skills programme, which are bookable workshops open to all.

I offer Library research appointments to staff and students within the Faculty.  These can include assistance with effective database searching, carrying out a literature review, accessing subject-specific resources and using RefWorks and EndNote, reference management databases.  For one-to-one support you can book a FST Library Research Appointment here.

I am a  Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. I have postgraduate qualifications in Academic Practice, Working with individuals on the autism spectrum and Information and Library Management.  I have an interest in supporting students in the transition into Higher Education and in technology enhanced learning.

My research focus in on the support of individuals on the autism spectrum in the transition to Higher Education, and whilst studying.

I have also presented papers on the use of technology-enhanced learning, through the development of Massive Open Online Courses to prepare students in the the skills necessary to succeed at University, both at Undergraduate and Masters level.

I also have a pastoral role as Deputy Senior Adviser for Furness College.

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