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Your Academic
Liaison Librarians

The Academic Services team provides support, teaching and training to students in information and digital literacy, and in how to get the most from library resources.

A photo of the Academic Services Team (as of 2018/19)

Book a tutorial with the Academic Liaison Librarian for your subject area.

Your Academic Liaison Librarian can help you with:

  • Referencing and reference management
  • Finding and evaluating specialist resources, literature, evidence and information
  • Accessibility support for library resources

If you are not sure who to contact for your subject area, email

To make the most of your tutorial, use our tutorial and meeting notes template before, during and after your tutorial:

Book a tutorial

Cath Bell

Subjects: Design, Drama, Theatre and Dance, Fine Art, Photography and Illustration, Media Production, Music, Music Production

Availability: Monday and Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Thursday 11.30am to 4.00pm

Telephone: 01904 876 908

Book a tutorial with Cath

Rachel Hogg

Subjects: Criminology, Law, Policing, Sociology

Availability: Monday to Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Wednesday 9.00am to 12.30pm

Telephone: 01904 876 699

Book a tutorial with Rachel

Katherine Hughes

Subjects: Computer Sciences (York Campus), Creative Writing, Data Sciences (York Campus), English Literature, Geography, Languages, Linguistics and TESOL, Media and Film Studies, Religion, Theology and Philosophy, Liberal Arts Foundation Year

Availability: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Telephone: 01904 876 228

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Clare McCluskey-Dean

Subjects: American Studies, Education, Children, Counselling Foundation Year, History, Initial Teacher Education, International Relations, Politics, postgraduate courses in Education and Social Work, undergraduate courses in Childhood, Youth and Education, War Studies

Availability: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Telephone: 01904 876 324

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Jane Munks

Subjects: Business (York Campus and Partnerships), Psychology, Counselling

Availability: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Telephone: 01904 876 105

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Ruth Patterson

Subjects: Biomedical Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sport

Availability: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am to 5.00pm

Telephone: 01904 876 424

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Maissie Osano

Subjects: Business (London Campus), Computer and Data Sciences (London Campus)

Availability: Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm

Book a tutorial with Maissie

Study skills

Do you need help with essay writing or critical thinking? Having trouble with an assignment? Want to reflect on assessment feedback?

We provide guidance on searching and evaluating resources, academic writing and referencing. You can use our range of self-help resources or book a workshop or tutorial with the Study Development team.

Library, Study and Digital skills

Key resources

Our special collections include the York St John University Historical Archive and the Rees-Williams Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Children's Books.

Our Historical Archives date from 1812 and can be consulted by appointment by emailing