Each Department is supported by an Academic Liaison Librarian.
If you're a student, we can help you with:
If you're a member of staff, we can support you by:
Hello! My name is Matthew Parfitt (He/Him/His) and I'm the Academic Liaison Librarian responsible for Arts and Humanities (English, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Music, Theatre, Games Design) and Education.
I'm here to help you get the most out of the library and its resources, as well as to support you with the research, evaluation, and referencing skills you need to succeed in your studies.
If you need help finding literature, evaluating sources, using the web for research, reading lists, Harvard referencing, or have any questions about the library, then please get in touch.
If I'm unavailable, Academic Liaison Librarians are available via the LibSmart Point desk service.
The LibSmart Point, our drop-in desk, is available between 1-4pm on weekday afternoons (term-time).
We can help with finding research, materials and literature for your assignments, advise on how best to use Library resources, give referencing support and help with dissertations and final year projects.
Or you can pick up top tips in our LibSmart workshop sessions. Take a look and book a session on our LibSmart pages.
Academic Liaison Librarians are available between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time to discuss queries about using library resources and referencing.
Outside of these times, you can use the Library chat service and your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.