Academic Liaison Librarians: Sam Piker

Getting help from your Academic Liaison Librarian

Each Department is supported by an Academic Liaison Librarian.

If you're a student, we can help you with:

  • finding your way round the Library;
  • searching for and finding literature for your course work;
  • referencing enquires, including RefWorks.

If you're a member of staff, we can support you by:

  • offering module/course specific information skills sessions;
  • purchasing books and journals for your learning, teaching and research needs;
  • helping you make the most of your library.

Contact Samuel

Samuel Piker


  Make an appointment


  My office hours are 9am to 5pm,

  Monday - Friday.

  I am usually on campus three days

  each week.

LibSmart Help

If we're unavailable, Academic Liaison Librarians are available via the LibSmart Point.  

The LibSmart Point, is a drop-in desk on the first floor of the Library. Subject librarian will be available between 1-4pm on weekday afternoons.

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

LibSmart Chat

Opening hours

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.