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Yvette Gunther – Head Librarian & Archivist, Nottingham High School

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I stood in during a friend’s career break in a small village library in the west of Ireland when my children were young. The Library was only open for … Continue reading

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Emily Armstrong, Libraries & eLearning Manager, Hull College Group

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I was inspired to work in libraries through doing work experience in my school library and public libraries and worked as a Saturday girl in the public libraries before … Continue reading

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Helen Pullen, Librarian, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

How did you first get into the information and library profession? Interestingly it wasn’t my first choice. I had my heart set on a career in environmental science and a desire to work outdoors. But after a Saturday job in … Continue reading

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Elliot Austin, Yorkshire Music Library Assistant

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I got into the profession via an apprenticeship. After my apprenticeship finished I was offered a permanent role with the library. What qualifications did you take? I took a Customer Service … Continue reading

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Sophie Anderson, Yorkshire Music Library Co-ordinator

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I got into the library profession by volunteering with Manchester City Council library service in 2013. This gave me the experience I needed to apply to work in a library. … Continue reading

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Anne Middleton, Head of Customer Services, Robinson Library, Newcastle University

How did you first get into the information and library profession? Well, I have to admit it was somewhat accidental, but that seems true of many of my fellow professionals! After completing a degree in Agricultural Science and a Postgraduate … Continue reading

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Anna James, Antiquarian Cataloguer, Angus Library & Archive, Regent’s Park College, Oxford

How did you first get into the information and library profession? On graduating from university in 2003 I decided to put some gap-year gained secretarial skills to use in a non-graduate level administrative role to gain work confidence. The job … Continue reading

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Carolin Schneider, Language Zone Manager, University of Leeds

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I studied to become a librarian in Germany and started temping as a library assistant when I moved to England after university. I worked in various roles in that … Continue reading

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Clare Brown, Library & Information Manager, Collyer Bristow LLP

How did you first get into the information and library profession? A teacher at our school’s Sixth Form wondered if a friend and I would be interested in going for the two Saturday assistant jobs at the local library. He thought … Continue reading

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Fiona Fogden, Head of Customer Relations, Linex and Freelancer/Trainer

How did you first get into the information and library profession? I first got into the Library Profession as I was reaching for the stars, quite literally. I desperately wanted to be the first woman on Mars, but my exceptionally supportive … Continue reading

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