Alan studied Film, Television and Radio before specialising in Information Management at postgraduate level while working in both public and HE Libraries. Supporting the subjects of animation, film, and photography, Alan works with staff and students to improve learning and teaching through research skills and information literacy.
Research interests include:
Library marketing (visual media)
Creative applications of information literacy
Media ecology and libraries
Technology and independent learning
Alan has published in Update, the official publication of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Presented at LILAC the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and an event for ARLIS the Art Libraries Society.
He has published in the Art Libraries Journal and presented a talk at the ARCLIB Conference and also at Salford International Media Festival Academic Conference : Challenging Media Landscapes – Cultures and Industries of Creativity in Contemporary Media Landscapes. He gained his Fellowship to the HEA in 2017.
- ARLIS - Art Libraries Society
- CILIP LIRG - Library and Information Research Committee Member
- CILIP - Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
- FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy