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Our Team

Kim Coles - Digital Capabilities Officer


I have worked in HE for over 10 years, primarily as an Academic Librarian, liaising with staff and students across a range of disciplines including arts, humanities, and medicine. I joined the University in January 2018 as Academic Liaison Team Manager, delivering information skills training and support in person and online. Prior to my time at Reading, I worked at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, providing information literacy and literature search skills support to students based in London and across the world on the University's distance learning programme. At the University of Reading, I have supported academic staff to create and manage effective online reading lists using Talis Aspire software; converted face to face information literacy teaching to online lessons using Xerte, and have recently spent a year working as part of the TEL team; contributing to professional services staff training on using the Blackboard Ultra VLE.

I am interested in online teaching and learning, and the use of technologies to support collaborative learning in the face to face and online classrooms. I'm particularly interested in supporting students' transition to and throughout Higher Education, and scaffolding and development of digital and information literacies.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • MSc Information and Library Studies
  • BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

Digital Capabilities Action Group

Kim is supported by the Digital Capabilities Action Group. The Action Group consists of a group of interested parties from relevant teams in the Library, Careers, CQSD and DTS. We are currently seeking applications from Academic Staff to join the group or to act as a critical friend.

How to get involved

Contact Kim to find out more about Digital Capabilities and the project.

We would love to hear your views on support that you, your teams, and your students may need - and any initiatives you are currently working on.