Learning strategy and student engagement

Contact details for the Learning strategy and student engagement team.

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Alison Little

Associate director, Learning strategy & student engagement

The Associate director, Learning strategy and student engagement leads the strategic development and delivery of the library’s advisory and educative services for students and oversees the quality of the student learning experience.

The strategic oversight of the communication of library services and facilities and leadership of the procurement and management of information resources for the library’s digital and print collections are also part of her portfolio as the Chair of the Library’s collections advisory group.

The Library Information Advisory Team (LIAT) and Library Learning & Teaching Services (LLATS) provide the key interface with our students, offering services across five sites and through the Library’s digital presence.

The Library’s educative and advisory services extend to: information and digital literacy; advisory and help services offered in physical spaces and through digital channels; learning space development, evaluation and review, and lending services.

Services for alumni, partner institutions and visitors are important elements of the library’s contribution to the University and the broader community.

Alison represents the Library on the Learning and teaching committee and working groups reporting to the Committee and is a key contact for the Students Union.

Alison and the teams work closely with student services across student support and wellbeing, including Disability and Dyslexia support, student recruitment and admissions through open day events and outreach activities and student development, including 301 Students' skills and development centre.

The White Rose libraries consortium is a key strategic partnership for the Library and Alison is a member of the Innovation board.

She also represents the University on the Northern collaboration directors group and is a member of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) Associate director network and Collections strategy network.

To get in touch with Alison, please contact her PA, Sally Roney 

+ 44 114 222 7224


Peter Barr

Head of Content and collections

Content and collections are responsible for providing library resources.

This includes the management of commercial subscriptions in support of the wider transition to open access publishing, the acquisition of new library material, the ongoing maintenance of library content databases, and the active management of the library's print and digital collections.

Email: P.Barr@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: +44 114 2227388


Vicky Grant

Head of Library learning & Teaching Services

Library Learning and Teaching Services (LLATS) leads on pedagogical support for student learning outside the classroom.

We are responsible for the development and delivery of the University’s information and digital literacy offer, reflecting the information landscape in an increasingly digital environment, enabling student learning through the use of digital tools and skills and preparing students for living and working in a fluid digital world.

Email: v.grant@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: 0114 2227336


Ange Greenwood

Head of library information advisory services

The Library information advisory team is responsible for effectively delivering all front-line services through engagement with University students and staff as well as NHS members and external visitors to the library.

The team leads the development and provision of advisory and help services through a variety of channels, manages the lending service and overall circulation of print materials and takes day-to-day oversight of the quality of environment across all library sites and our virtual advisory and help services.

Email: a.r.greenwood@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: 0114 222720

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