Library Services sessions for researchers

Library Services at the University of Birmingham are running a series of four awareness-raising sessions to support early, mid or later-career researchers at every stage of the research process.

Who will benefit from the sessions?:  All researchers and staff who support them.

Where will the sessions be held?: Main Library Training Room

When will the sessions take place?: Wednesday afternoons in June

Will there be time for questions and hands-on practice?: Yes

  1. Bibliometrics: What can you measure and how?
    Wednesday 4th June, 2-4pm.  Linda Norbury (
  2. New publishing models: Extending reach through UBIRA, Open Access and beyond
    Wednesday 11th June, 2-4pm.  Suzanne Atkins (
  3. Publishing Strategies: Choosing the right journals for you.
    Wednesday 18th June, 2-3:30pm.  Gerald Watkins (
  4. Social Media: Generating interest and momentum via new channels
    Wednesday 25th June, 2-4pm.  Lisa Anderson (

Each session covers different ground, so you are welcome to book for individual sessions.

Please book online:

Library Services look forward to welcoming you to the sessions.



Do you comply with open-access mandates?

Many of our research funders (including the Wellcome Trust, RCUK, Royal Society, Cancer Research UK and EU Horizon 2020) support open and unrestricted access to published research.

Importantly, RCUK’s open-access policy came into effect on 1st April 2013, and all papers resulting from Research Council-funded activities must now be published in open-access journals or placed in open repositories. RCUK will provide block grants to HEIs for the payment of article processing charges (APCs) and other publication charges, so you’ll no longer be able to include these costs within individual grant applications. Continue reading