Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sandra Smythe, Knowledge Manager, Mishcon de Reya and BIALL Committee Member

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I used to volunteer to help my school librarian at high school during breaks and lunchtimes, something I don’t think I’ve admitted to since leaving school until now. I … Continue reading

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Karen Dolman, Information Advisor, Health & Wellbeing Faculty, Sheffield Hallam University

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I began working in Libraries as a part-time Library Assistant with Wolverhampton MBC (as it was). I had been training in Accountancy and Finance with WMBC but fell pregnant … Continue reading

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Josephine Lagoun, Part-Time University Librarian and Consultant, Infochandise Consultancy Ltd.

How did you first get into the information and library profession?  I got into the information and library profession in 1991 because my dad insisted the profession is a very good one because he had a librarian friend who became the … Continue reading

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Catherine Jacob, Information Specialist for NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I have fond memories of my dad taking my brother and me to our local library in Leeds, and it stuck with me. When I was at university I visited … Continue reading

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Emma Green, Librarian, Health Management Library, University of Birmingham

How did you first get into the information and library profession? As is often the way I came into it completely by accident – I started a temp job at the Central Library in Birmingham and liked it so much I … Continue reading

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Beth Cutler, Librarian, Dudley College (Further Education)

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I’m a complete cliché! My love of books and helping people led me to libraries. I left university with a degree in English but no clue as to what … Continue reading

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Anneli Sarkanen, Senior Information Officer (Law) , Field Fisher Waterhouse, London

How did you first get into the information and library profession? Like many others, I did a degree in another subject before being drawn into the library profession. After graduating with a biology degree, I struggled to know what career path … Continue reading

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Abimbola Alayo, Assistant Librarian, Barts Health NHS Trust

How did you first get into the information and library profession? A chance encounter with a damaged novel when I was a teenager saw me on my way to becoming a Librarian. Little did I know that Librarians do not … Continue reading

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Jess Haigh, Subject Librarian, University of Huddersfield

How did you first get into the information and library profession? Completely by chance. I was out of work following a rather miserable period in my life, and applying for pretty much anything and everything. In the same week I … Continue reading

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Margaret Jones – Music Collections Supervisor, Cambridge University Library

How did you get into librarianship? I became a music librarian by accident. After a peripatetic career playing, accompanying, teaching, and doing various mainly music research based jobs, with the odd foray into eighteenth-century English literature, and seventeenth century English … Continue reading

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