Stephen Bowman

Stephen Bowman, Senior Information Adviser for Health and Social Care London South Bank University (LSBU)

Learning and Teaching Librarian

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Steve has overseen the creation of three new libraries during his career (Crawley College - 1994, Ravensbourne - 2009, University of Chichester -  2012). He is a member of the International Committee of the European Conference on E-learning (ECEL), and has a particular interest in student attitudes to Learning Resources following the introduction of the student fees regime.

Steve’s research interests cover the student experience in the current fees regime and its impact on Library Services, and the teaching of information and digital literacies in a Higher Education environment. He has had articles published in the professional press and is a frequent reviewer for the Information Management & Library and Information Research journals. Steve has authored chapters in ‘The End of Wisdom?: The Future of Libraries in a Digital Age’ by Wendy Evans (Editor),‎ David Baker (Series Editor) and ‘M-Libraries 4: From Margin to Mainstream - Mobile Technologies Transforming Lives and Libraries’ by Mohamed Ally (Editor),‎ Gill Needham (Editor).

Most recent publications

Bowman, SA Digital Pedagogy and the Student Voice. In: The End of Wisdom?: The future of libraries in a digital age. Chandos Publishing, pp. 129-134. ISBN 9780081001776 DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-100142-4.00014-2

Bowman, SA Skills recognition in higher education. CILIP Update, 43-45.

Bowman, SA A guide to teaching information literacy: 101 practical tips Blanchett, H. et al, Facet, London, 978-1856046596, £39.95 [book review]. Managing Information, 19. 62-62.

Bowman, SA The librarian's guide to academic research in the cloud [book review]. Library and Information Research, 38. 84-85.

Bowman, SA BYOD! We don't think so. In: M-Libraries 4: From Margin to Mainstream - Mobile Technologies Transforming Lives and Libraries. Facet Publishing, London, pp. 47-51. ISBN 9781856049443

Bowman, SA Please vacate the library!. In: Umbrella 2013 Conference and Exhibition, 2-3 Jul 2013, Manchester.

Bowman, SA Bentkowska-Kafel, A., Denard, H. and Drew, B. 'Paradata and Transparency in Virtual Heritage', Farnham: Ashgate. 2012. 336p, ISBN-10: 0754675831 ISBN-13: 978-0754675839. £54 [Book review]. Library and Information Research, 37. 83-84.

Bowman, SA "The cybrarian's web: an a-z guide to 101 free web 2.0 tools and other resources". Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis, London, Facet. 2012. xxv, 486pp [book review]. Managing Information, 19. 61-61.

Bowman, SA "Moral panics and the copyright wars" William Patry, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195385649, £19.99 [book review]. Managing Information, 18. 55-56.

Bowman, SA Disconnection, Disintermediation and Disaffection: Transformative change and 'Human-Centred' impact in a small specialist Library Service. masters, University of Edinburgh.

More publications at LSBU Research Open

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Steve is also a member of the International Committee of the European Conference on E-learning (ECEL), and an independent adviser to the Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA) Data Collection and Surveys department on the application of copyright in Higher Education.

Steve has presented at a range of national and international conferences on the subjects of plagiarism and creativity, outreach and community engagement for library services, and career progression for library workers. He works with the Copyright Licencing Agency on applications of copyright in Higher Education, and has, in the past, presented at local schools and colleges on the transition from school and college study to Higher Education.

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