Meet Your Subject Librarian!


marty subject librarians

Did you know there is a Librarian specifically for your course? The Librarians know which Library resources are useful for your subject and where to find them. They know their way around journal databases, and can help you search for and access the journals you need. You can even book a one-to-one meeting for some extra help.

Below you can find out more about who your subject Librarian is and how to contact them, as well as some fun facts about each one! Remember the Librarians are there to help you access the resources you need, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Susan Renshaw

Susan portrait with subjects.png

Deputy Librarian
(Reader Services)

Librarian for:
English, Creative Writing and American Studies; Performing Arts; Media and Film

Favourite books:
As a child I loved Paddington (and still do), in terms of adult books I have recently discovered adult urban fantasy and I also like books by Alexander McCall Smith and Jane Austen.

Fun facts about Susan:
I spent 9 months in Australia when I was 19. I love cooking, sewing, writing and walking.  I have walked both the West Highland Way and The Great Glen Way.


Sarah Bulger


 Deputy Librarian
(Technical Services)

Responsible for:
Talis Aspire Reading Lists and Digitised Content.

Available to help Research Students and Students with Disabilities and Learning Differences.

Favourite book:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Fun facts about Sarah:
I really hate bananas. I have seen Iron Maiden in concert three times, and I have an unhealthy obsession with Andy Murray!



Siân Furmage

Sian portrait with subjects


Librarian for:
Archaeology; History; Theology, Religion and Philosophy

Favourite books:
Minnow on the Say by Philippa Pearce, Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett, and any of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories!

Fun facts about Siân:
I’m Welsh, I have a pet chameleon, and I think we should have a library cat!




Collette Blair

Collette portrait with subjects.png

Librarian for:
Education Studies and Modern Liberal Arts; Initial Teacher Education; Postgraduate Studies in Education; Interprofessional Studies (Children, Health, Social Work and Community)

Favourite books:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (in any of its formats), and The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (fantastic poetry, with a witty twist!). I also love anything from Ian Banks’ Rebus crime series.

Fun facts about Collette:
I’m trying to grow more than weeds in my veg plot! I once got covered in red dust going around Madrid riding pillion on a motorcycle. I second Siân’s idea about a library cat.


Clare Eacott



Librarian for:
Business; Law; Sport; Journalism; Fashion

Favourite books:
From childhood, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, Laura Ingalls Wilder and L.M. Montgomery. More recently, Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope (both of whom have Winchester connections!). My favourite book is The Legend of Spud Murphy, by Eoin Colfer.

Fun facts about Clare:
I love knitting (especially toy animals – I’m currently working through Noah’s Ark), walking and reading. I hate having my photo taken!



Sam G.



Librarian for:
Applied Social Studies; Politics & Society; Psychology

Favourite books:
I enjoy crime and detective books, and I enjoy reading Raymond Chandler and Philip K. Dick. I have not read anything from either of these authors for years; I don’t get much chance to read for pleasure.

Fun facts about Sam:
Currently trying to renovate our house at the moment but only seem to be dismantling it! I really enjoy gardening – but you wouldn’t think it if you saw our garden/jungle!