Academic Support Librarian, Medway

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David BedfordAcademic Support Librarian
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Location: Medway


Twitter:  @DHLDavidB

Profile summary

I am the librarian for all CCCU courses at the Medway campus, where I also support health-related subjects from the two other universities on the same site.

I began working at CCCU in Canterbury during Autumn 2000. I worked in various different library departments, with jobs including running the inter-library loan service and cataloguing new books. In January 2011, I became the health librarian at the Medway campus, and have been there ever since.

In my role, I work with colleagues from many departments to embed skills in information and digital literacy into the curriculum. This includes finding and referencing information and professional use of digital tools such as social media. I have a particular interest in how we made good, critical choices about the information we use, and wrote a blog post on this subject for the Nursing Times in 2018: Nurses must consider which information to use and trust.

My academic background was originally in the Humanities, with a particular interest in the novels of Henry Fielding. My professional qualifications are a Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Science and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. I have presented at a number of teaching and librarianship conferences and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2021, I published a journal article with the title Evaluating confidence in information literacy: A red/amber/green tool.