Staff profile

Dr Tim Zijlstra

Library Experience Manager (St Helena Campus, Chesterfield)


Library Experience Manager for the University of Derby. Managing a team of facilitators delivering a broad range of support-services to HE students in Chesterfield.

Teaching responsibilities

I am responsible for delivery of the popular Enhance Your Learning program at the Chesterfield Campus and a member of the Enhance Your Learning operations group. In the past I have taught at the University of Sheffield and Loughborough University. 

Professional interests

My background is in libraries, from public to school libraries in the Netherlands and academic libraries since my arrival in the UK in 2007. Very vocal and passionate about the significance of libraries whilst pushing a number of key-agendas, inclusivity, open access (for research publications and data and educational resources), social media and the broader knowledge and information management field. 



Research interests

Currently involved in a number of studies relating to Higher Education, in particular relating to information and academic literacy and resilience in students. I work closely with Professor Lihong Zhou (Wuhan, China) on a range of areas relating to the development of library services across cultural boundaries. 


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