Meet the FHM Librarians

John Barbrook

Faculty Librarian (Content)

Email: j.barbrook@lancaster.ac.uk

Location: B105 Library Building

I am a Faculty Librarian with responsibility for developing print and electronic library collections to support teaching and research across subject disciplines in FHM.

This involves identifying and responding to resource requirements together with liaison with library vendors and publishers, including the negotiation of licence terms. I also have responsibility for the advocacy and support of the online resource list system.

Together with my colleague Lesley, I focus on supporting staff and students in FHM with a range of library-related issues. This includes providing advice on selecting and using specialist databases, planning search strategies, systematic literature searching and referencing. I am able to assist with enquiries concerning Mendeley and other non-standard referencing software.

I am experienced in, and have an ongoing interest in evidence-based practice and critical appraisal, literature searching and the implementation of innovative technologies in healthcare and health libraries.

John Barbrook

Louise Speakman

Faculty Librarian (Teaching & Learning)

Email: l.speakman@lancaster.ac.uk

Location: B105 Library Building