As Head of Academic Services within the University of Northampton library, I lead three areas of library activity: Scholarly Systems, Content and Discovery, and Academic Liaison. This role gives me oversight of library systems and interoperability, including library managements systems, reading lists systems and discovery, and also interconnectivity with relevant systems across and outside of the institution. I also lead the team responsible for library procurement and acquisitions, including the consultations on Read & Publish agreements. Finally, my remit covers the Academic Liaison team and this area of my work requires me to provide a steer for our information skills learning and teaching activity, as well as for our quality processes and procedures. I currently sit as a board member on the following national groups: JISC Transnational Education (TNE) Licensing Group (now the JISC TNE Lab); the JISC E-Textbook Strategy Group; the SCONUL Technology and Markets Strategy Group; and the JISC Expert Practitioners Group. In addition, I am both a CILIP Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Alongside academic staff and her library team, Georgina provides skills sessions to support students’ subject specific resource and information needs.
Georgina also teaches visual literacy to students on INS108 Information Management.
Georgina’s research interests include digital literacy, but in particular visual and media literacy and its link to graduate employability.
Previously she has received funding from ARLIS (Art Libraries Society UK) to undertake research into visual literacy, employability and the role of librarians.
She is also a member of the International Visual Literacy Association.