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Sue is a graduate of the University of Greenwich and the University of Bristol.

After graduating with a BA (Hons) Humanities in 1992 Sue used her liberal education and worked for a year in South Bristol College (now City of Bristol College) as a library assistant in a small, multi-site team gaining experience in all aspects of library work. Sue then came to the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) as a library assistant in 1993, working in several teams within the library service and progressing to senior library assistant (purchasing). Whilst continuing to work full-time and studying for a masters in librarianship part-time Sue became assistant librarian and then librarian for law and computing in 2001, was librarian for law, accounting and finance 2012-2016 and is currently Faculty Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.

Sue loves to learn and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research which helps her to understand and support research enquiries and she also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (HE) which helps her to teach students how to find, evaluate and use good quality information and to support students in their learning.

Sue became a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in 2005, revalidated her chartership in 2017; and became a CILIP mentor in the same year. Sue became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2010.

Sue won an Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award at department and university level in 2010 in the category Excellence and Innovation in Student Learning Support for work conducted with academic Richard Owen to embed information literacy skills into the undergraduate curriculum.

Sue was delighted to be nominated for a USWSU Student Choice Award in 2016 and 2017; category: Support Staff of the Year (Non-Academic). The Student Choice Awards allow students to nominate USW staff and students who have made a real difference to their learning and development.


• To act as key library liaison link with academic staff, students and researchers in the School of Law, Accounting and Finance at Treforest Campus, Cardiff Campus, City Campus Newport and Docklands Academy London
• To support learning, teaching and research in the School by providing library inductions, database searching and legal research skills workshops for students, researchers and staff
• To provide detailed subject enquiry support by appointment
• To participate in providing a general enquiry support via the online ‘Ask a Librarian’ service
• To manage and develop the digital and print collections of the law library and accounting and finance subject areas
• To manage funds and resources for law, accounting and finance information resources
• To write guides and learner support materials to support independent study
• To undertake project work benefitting the whole Library Service
• To represent the Library Service in various academic committees


Journal of Information Literacy (2009) Vol 3 (1) pp19-30
Peer-reviewed: Borg, M. & Stretton, E. 2009. ‘My students and other animals. Or a vulture, an orb weaver spider, a giant panda and 900 undergraduate business students…’

Journal of Information Literacy (2008) Vol 2 (1) pp 88-89
Contributed book review of “Secker, J. Boden, D and Price, G. (eds) (2007) The Information Literacy Cookbook: Ingredients, recipes and tips for success. Oxford: Chandos Publishing”.

Cross, A. & House, S.C. (2005) Got the GIST? ASSIGNation 22 (2) pp. 27-31

Cross, Ann & House, Sue (2004) Got the GIST? SCONUL Focus 33 Winter, pp. 36-39

House, S. (2002) Lis-e-books: the story of a mailing list. SCONUL Newsletter 26 Summer/Autumn, pp. 42 -23


British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL)

Business Librarians Association (BLA)

Bristol Law Librarians (BRILL)

Charterered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals (CILIP)

Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


WHELF Learning and Teaching Group

JISCMail BI-ALLSIG mailing list co-list owner


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