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

Stephen Bowman

Learning and Teaching Librarian

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    Library and Learning Resources

Steve has overseen the creation of 3 new libraries during his career (Crawley College- 1994, Ravensbourne – 2009, University of Chichester – 2012), and has a particular interest in Information Literacy teaching, and all aspects of Copyright in Higher Education settings.

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).

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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.