Book an appointment with your subject/outreach librarian

Your subject librarian can help with you many different tasks.¬†You can meet them in person or via Teams or just send an email. They’ll work with whatever style of communication that suits you.

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Along with helping with your literature search and constructing search queries they can…

  • Offer support and guidance on finding subject-specific resources.
  • Can advise and and train you on reference management software and how to use different styles.
  • Teach you how to access and manage research data.
  • Purchase book recommendations and are particularly interested in purchasing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion titles to improve our collections.
  • Help with issues accessing resources.
  • And so much more…

Meet the subject Librarians at the RSL

Photograph of Karine BarkerKarine Barker
Lead Librarian – Non-Clinical Medicine & Life Sciences supporting:

  • Non-Clinical Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy and Genetics
  • Psychology

Photo of Ollie BridleOliver Bridle
Subject Librarian – Non-Clinical Medicine and Life Sciences supporting:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Forestry
  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Zoology

Photograph of Rachel ScanlonRachel Scanlon
Subject Librarian – Physical and Applied Sciences supporting:

  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Materials Science
  • Statistics


Photograph of Alessandra Vetrugno holding a laptopAlessandra Vetrugno
Lead Librarian – Physical and Applied Sciences supporting:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


If your subject/outreach librarian isn’t listed here check the list of subject/outreach librarians on the Bodleian Libraries website.

So whether you are starting a research project, completing an assignment or just want to get the latest information on useful tools book an appointment with your subject librarian.

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