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Academic Liaison team

Academic Liaison (Subject Support)

Left to right: Sharon Nangle, Colin Bovaird, Hilda McNae, Elizabeth Andrews, Carys Adamson, Moira Thaddeus and Vicki Cormie.

The Academic Liaison team looks after the information needs of academic staff and students, and are happy to give advice on all aspects of Library services. Our role is to act as a point of contact between each of the Schools and the Library, and we support literature searching, book selection, referencing software, and using all the library resources and online material.

The team

Vicki Cormie Senior Academic Liaison Librarian 
Hilda McNae Senior Academic Liaison Librarian 
Sharon Nangle Academic Liaison Librarian
Colin Bovaird Academic Liaison Officer
Moira Thaddeus  Library Assistant
Carys Adamson Library Assistant

Liaison areas

We have created guides for all of the subjects we support. Find your guide.


  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Divinity
  • History
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages 
  • Physics & Astronomy (inc. Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics)


  • English Language Teaching Centre


  • Classics (Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek & Latin)
  • Economics & Finance
  • English
  • Geography & Geosciences (Geography & Sustainable Development, Earth & Environmental Sciences)
  • International Relations
  • Management
  • Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies (Film Studies, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Music)
  • Psychology & Neuroscience


How can we help you?

New staff

New staff are welcome to contact their Liaison Librarian on their arrival at the University to arrange to have a chat about any aspect of the Library's services. A library guide for University staff is available on the web-pages.

Information Skills Teaching

The Academic Liaison Team (Subject Support) welcome enquiries from members of staff who wish to arrange for students to receive Information Skills Teaching in their subject areas. Sessions can be tailored to suit the needs of individual classes. Students are introduced to the key research databases in their disciplines and are helped to use them effectively. They can be shown how to use alerting services, how to evaluate websites, and how to find information about referencing and referencing styles. Training in the use of referencing software such as EndNote and Mendeley is also available.

Please contact the Academic Liaison Librarians if you wish to book one of these courses for your class.

Research support

The Academic Liaison Team (Subject Support) are keen to work with staff to support their research needs, and to provide guidance in the use of specialist information resources. Further help is also available on the Library's Research Support pages.

The team also create guides for each subject and many of the services offered by the Library. Please visit the Subject guides page.

Contact details

Vicki Cormie

Senior Academic Liaison Librarian

01334 462314

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Hilda McNae

Senior Academic Liaison Librarian

01334 462298

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Sharon Nangle

Academic Liaison Librarian

01334 462204

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Colin Bovaird

Academic Liaison Officer

01334 462306

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Moira Thaddeus

Library Assistant

01334 462316 (pm)

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Carys Adamson

Library Assistant

01334 462316 (am)