Martin studied Modern History at Wadham College, Oxford before training as a librarian at Loughborough University. He has worked in academic libraries throughout his career, first at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and then at University College London (UCL), where he was Law Librarian and manager of the Social Science and Arts & Humanities team of subject librarians for several years.
While at UCL Martin was closely involved in developments in both teaching and research support, setting up the dedicated teaching support unit there and leading the review and updating of the Library’s collection management policies. He has a particular interest in intellectual property rights and scholarly communication and has given training and produced reports on this topic for a number of international groups and events including the TICER Summer School and the Nereus consortium of European research libraries in the field of economics.
Martin joined the Library in May 2012 to lead the Academic Services Group, which is responsible for teaching and research support in the Library and includes activities such as collection development, academic liaison, information skills training, enquiry services and provision of the School’s repositories – LSE Research Online, LSE Theses Online and LSE Learning Resources Online. He sees close co-operation between the Library and academic and support departments as essential to the provision of excellent teaching and research support services.