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Graeme Barber

Deputy University Librarian (Customer Services and Operations)

Graeme Barber
023 8201 3867

Area of responsibility

Management of library and learning resource centre services including:

  • customer services: loans services, learning resource centres, and enquiry desks
  • study environment: management and operation of library and learning resource centre buildings
  • collection support and access: the acquisition and cataloguing of library materials.

I am also the Copyright Licencing Agency license co-ordinator for the University and firmly believe that copyright matters! Further details on the Licence can be found at: CLA HE Licence 

Career Background

My previous post was Head of Academic Services at the Millbrook House Site Library (Exeter) of the University of Plymouth (formerly St Loye's School of Health Studies). Before that I had posts with the Medical Research Council, Chelsea College (University of London) and Middlesex Polytechnic.

I have an MSc in Information Services and Systems in Health Care from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. My research project was on Information Resources for Occupational Therapists. My first degree was a BA in English and History from the University of Bristol and my professional library qualification (Diploma in Librarianship) was also undertaken at Aberystwyth. I am a chartered member of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (MCLIP). I am currently a member of the CLAUD (Promoting Accessible Libraries) committee having previously been Chair of the group. I am a member of the Sconul copyright group that advises Sconul members on UK, EU and global copyright matters and on licensing issues as they relate to higher education. The group recently published an executive briefing on recent copyright changes.

Publications and papers include:

2013 - Library services for users with a disability: good practice. In: Services for students with disabilities, CPD25, 10th April 2013, University of London. (Unpublished)

2009 - S.O.S - Supporting Other Students: the role of student library ambassadors at Southampton Solent. SCONUL Focus 45, 15-19.

2005 - Fines: a survey of SCONUL Libraries. SCONUL Focus (Summer/Autumn), 35, 59-61 

2003 - Keeping your distance: e-learning and evidence based practice. 2nd Evidence in Practice Conference, Bristol.

2001 - Roberts A and Barber G. Applying research to practice. British Journal of Occupational Therapy 64(5), 223-227


Professional interests include: evidence-based practice, services for disabled students, copyright, development of learning spaces, library student ambassadors scheme and peer support for students.

Outside of work I enjoy watching cricket (England and Hampshire).and football (AFC Bournemouth), going to the theatre and taking part in amateur dramatics with Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society. I am also interested in local history and archaeology and enjoy gardening as well as drinking wine and malt whisky (in moderation and not usually together!).

Page last updated on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 11.18am.


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