Helen Clare

FORCE11 Member since October 31, 2017


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Helen is currently seconded as Senior e-Infrastructure Strategy Manager (Skills) at Jisc and is working on the EOSC Synergy project. She leads a task focussing on developing quality guidelines and a train the trainer programme to support the development of online open science teaching and training.

Helen worked for 4 years as a subject specialist for scholarly communications at Jisc, supporting members in open access compliance. She facilitated open access community events and co-wrote the "Moving open access implementation forward: A handbook for open access good practice based on experiences of UK higher education institutions".  

Helen has been involved in several major UK national training programmes including: support for implementing e-learning in universities, colleges, schools, adult and community learning settings and public libraries; a plagiarism awareness programme in schools, colleges and universities; and a programme of work exploring skills and competencies for knowledge exchange in universities. Helen was the lead author for “Teaching information literacy: 101 practical tips” and is series editor for the “Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals” (as Helen Blanchett).

Helen has over 20 years’ experience working in training and staff development in the education sector. With a background in libraries, Helen has a keen interest in all aspects of information and digital literacy, and in supporting staff and students in their development.