Georgina Dimmock (née Payne)
Georgina works for Information Services as an the Academic Support Manager for the School of the Arts and the School of Science and Technology. Together with her job-share, Kate Littlemore, she heads up a library team that liaises with both Schools to provide resources and skills sessions to support the research and educational needs of students and staff.
Education and Qualifications
- 2008 – PGCTHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education), University of Northampton
- 2008 FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- 2002 – MCLIP (Chartered Library and Informational Professional)
- 2000 – MSc Information Science, Loughborough University
- 1995 – BA (Hons) English and Philosophy, Lancaster University
- 1992 – Art Foundation Course, University of Northampton (formely Nene College)
After starting out as a local newspaper reporter, Georgina worked for McCann-Erickson Public Relations, before moving on to take an MSc in Information Science at Loughborough University.
After graduating from Loughborough, Georgina worked at the Open University as a Projects Officer (2000 – 2002) researching natural language based enquiry systems and also establishing an instant messaging enquiry service.
In 2002 she joined the University of Northampton, working initially as a librarian with responsibility for e-learning developments. Since 2004 Georgina has worked as the Academic Support Manager for the School of the Arts and the School of Science and Technology.
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.
- House, J. and Dimmock, G. (2015) Research into practice: evaluation of Skills Hub content and implications for library staff development in the creation of video OERs. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 7(1), pp. 29-45. 2041-3122.
- Dimmock, G. (2015) Skills Hub for Schools: building students’ information and academic skills through open educational resources. Invited Presentation presented to: Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) for Librarians: the Old and the New, Aldenham School, Herfortshire, 12 November 2015. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G. (2015) What is visual literacy? Invited Presentation presented to: ARCLIB Annual Conference 2015: Making Libraries, Making Information, Making Architecture, Arts University Bournemouth, 08-10 July 2015. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G. (2014) Skills Hub: Review, Redesign, Rebuild. Paper presented to: Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success, The University of Northampton, 22 May 2014. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G. and House, J. (2014) Skills Hub: user attitudes and new directions. Paper presented to: Research Active: Library and Learning Services (LLS) Conference 2014, The University of Northampton, 18 June 2014.
- Dimmock, G. and Siddall, G. (2014) Survival: how to do your existing job and more … with fewer people. Paper presented to: Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2014, Sheffield Hallam University, 23-25 April 2014. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G. (2014) The importance of questions: information skills in a visual, material and digital world. Invited Presentation presented to: Rising to the Challenge: Reimagining the School Library, The REC Centre, Towcester Road, Northampton, 27 November 2014. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G. (2014) What is visual literacy? Invited Keynote presented to: Art Libraries Society (ARLIS/UK & Ireland) Conference: The Art of Seeing – Teaching Visual Literacy in the Library and Classroom, University of Westminster, London, 05 June 2014. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G. and Donohue, N. (2013) Changing roles and functions of academic librarians. Workshop presented to: Changing Roles and Functions of Academic Librarians, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 29 May 2013. (Unpublished)
- Dimmock, G., Hoon, W. and MacLellan, F. (2013) Memories: information, discovery, documentary. In: Walsh, A. and Coonan, E. (eds.) Only Connect … Discovery Pathways, Library Explorations, and the Information Adventure. Huddersfield: Innovative Libraries. pp. 193-194.
- Dimmock, G., Jeetun, A. and Simpson, M. (2013) URB@N project: welcome week and beyond – finding out what first year students want and need from a library induction. Poster presented to: URB@N 2013, The University of Northampton, 03 June 2013.
- Dimmock, G. (2012) Building an online Skills Hub for the University of Northampton. Poster presented to: Research Active: Library and Learning Services Conference 2012, Sunley Management Centre, The University of Northampton, 19 June 2012.
- Littlemore, K., Payne, G., Fraser, K. and Powis, C. (2012) The Iconography of the library. Invited Presentation presented to: Research Active: Library and Learning Services Conference 2012, Sunley Management Centre, University of Northampton, 19 June 2012. (Unpublished)
- Payne, G. and Littlemore, K. (2011) Seeing the meaning: visual literacy, student employability and the role of librarian. Bibliotech. Spring, p. 8.
- Payne, G. (2010) Visual literacy, employability and the role of librarians. Poster presented to: Art Libraries Society (ARLIS) Annual Conference 2010, University of Edinburgh, 14-16 July 2010. (Unpublished)
- Payne, G. and Littlemore, K. (2010) Visual literacy, student employability and the role of librarians. Poster presented to: The University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2010: Learning Dialogues, The University of Northampton, 13 May 2010. (Unpublished)
- Payne, G. (2008) Engage or enrage: the blog as an assessment tool. In: Godwin, P. and Parker, J. (eds.) Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0. London: Facet Publishing. pp. 77-85.