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Jane Pothecary BA Hons. (Cantab) MA MCLIP FHEA

Learning & Teaching Manager




Learning & Teaching Librarians design, deliver and manage information literacy learning activities that enhance the experience of the King’s community, supporting the King’s Education Strategy.

I joined King’s in February 2016, having previously worked in further education and local government. My first degree was in Social & Political Sciences. I also have a Masters degree in Library & Information Management and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education in the post-compulsory sector. I am an HEA Fellow and a Chartered member of CILIP (the Library and Information Association).

Areas of Expertise

My areas of expertise include pedagogy, the scholarship of teaching and learning, information skills, information literacy, advanced database searching, evidence-based practice, critical appraisal, and legal research.


I teach both in-person and online workshops across all King’s faculties and levels of levels of study, including researchers, as well as NHS staff at King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust. I serve as the point of contact and liaison on Library teaching matters with the Dickson Poon School of Law and Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital trust.

I developed and designed LIB223 Literature Searching for Law and NHS002 Advanced Database Searching.

I teach on LIB230 Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research, LIB231 Introduction to Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research, and LIB261 Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, as well as embedded teaching for university programmes and NHS teams.



Pothecary, J. (2021). "Finding Feminist practice in the library classroom: mapping my teaching practice" in Aston, S. & Walsh, A. (eds). Library Pedagogies: Personal reflections from library practitioners. Huddersfield: Innovative Libraries Press  

Tompkins, C. N. E., Parkman, T., & Pothecary, J. C. (2019). Implementing and delivering personalised budgets for drug and alcohol users: A narrative systematic review. Health & Social Care in the Community, 27(1), 68–81.