Lincoln’s University Librarian adopts new role as Student Learning Dean

Gaz J Johnson
University of Lincoln

As part of the development of small number of strategic academic roles across the University of Lincoln, Ian Snowley has recently taken on the new role of Dean of Student Learning Development alongside his responsibilities as University Librarian.

This builds on the Library’s existing role in supporting student learning in the University, which extends from transition (Getting Started) through Information Skills and referencing support, to specialist support (Maths and Stats, support for students with specific learning differences and Academic Writing).

As a result, the Library now has a wider role to play as a key provider and enabler of student learning development to enable students to fully achieve their potential (whilst supporting recruitment and retention).  This will include addressing the support needs of students who enter HE through atypical routes and the need for equality of opportunity and support and success for all.

This enhanced role sees the University Librarian, supported by his team, working through the Library and across the University as a change agent, enabling new ways to embed support for students in the curriculum and alongside it.

For more information, contact Ian Snowley or the Mercian Development Officer.