An Information Skills Librarian at the University of Surrey since 2014, supporting students to develop their digital and information literacy, including the confidence to reference accurately and avoid plagiarism. Previous roles have included supporting a diverse range of learners in schools, public libraries, and prisons. I completed my Masters in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield in 2008, and completed the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the University of Surrey in 2016.
I teach research skills to all levels of students across several departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as delivering workshops as part of the SPLASH programme, the Researcher Development Programme and the Department for Higher education CPD programme.
I create teaching materials for online delivery, including bespoke resources for specific modules, and more widely accessible resources for the student population as a whole.
I am interested in facilitating learning through creativity and play, frequently using materials such as Lego in teaching sessions.
Loughlin, C., Hitchings, C., Barton, C., Anthoney, J., Barker, H., Warburton, S. and Niculescu, I. (2016) 'Open Badges: Acknowledging Soft Skills Acquisition', European Conference on e-Learning, Charles University, Prague, 27-28 October. Reading: Academic Conferences International Limited, pp. 433-440.