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Amy Affelt is Director, Database Research, at Compass Lexecon in Chicago. She analyzes research issues and creates knowledge products for PhD economists who testify as experts in litigation. She is also a professional published author and speaker on topics of interest to the information industry, such as adding value to information, evaluating information integrity and quality, and marketing of information services. She has a BA in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MLS from Dominican University. Amy has contributed a chapter on the SLA Future Ready Toolkit.

Jo Alcock is a research librarian at Evidence Base, Birmingham City University, where she is involved in a number of projects supporting innovative developments in the library and information sector. As a newly qualified professional, she engages with social networks to strengthen her professional network, blogging as Joeyanne Libraryanne and tweeting as @joeyanne. Jo has contributed a case study on writing for publication.

Fiona Bradley joined IFLA as ALP Programme Coordinator in May 2009. At IFLA, Fiona coordinates the in-country delivery of the Building Strong Library Associations programme, and IFLA’s other training and capacity building activities through the Action for Development Through Libraries Programme (ALP).
Prior to joining IFLA, Fiona had roles in special and academic libraries in Australia. She worked in a number of areas including multicultural services, library management, research and repository services, technology, and information literacy instruction. She first worked for IFLA in 2008 when she was seconded to IFLA as Web Manager and managed the redesign of IFLA’s website. She is an active member of the Australian Library and Information Association, and the American Library Association, and gained her LIS qualifications from Curtin University of Technology. Fiona has contributed a case study on professional organisations.

Linda Butt is University Archivist at De Montfort University, Leicester. Following a long career break to bring up her children, she returned to work as a Library Assistant at DMU (at that time Leicester Polytechnic), and subsequently studied for an MA in Archive Administration. She continued to work in the library, primarily in cataloguing and acquisitions roles, gaining CILIP chartership along the way. She took charge of the institutional archive when it re-emerged during building work in 1999, running it alongside her substantive library post.
She now manages the recently launched DMU Archives and Special Collections facility, working out of a newly converted reading room, repository and workroom suite.

Lisa Charnock is the Marketing and Communications Officer at Mimas, The University of Manchester. Working with a small team, she coordinates a variety of marketing activities including organising events and exhibitions, copywriting and publications, producing publicity materials and conducting market research. Lisa has worked in higher education for over 10 years, including 6 years in academic libraries, and has a strong interest in exploring how new technology is changing the way we research and use information. Lisa has contributed a case study on working a conference stand.

Linsey Chrisman works as a Children’s and Youth Librarian in the London Borough of Barnet. Before working in public libraries, she worked in childcare with children with learning disabilities and completed a Primary PGCE. She has responsibility for services for 0-18 year olds in two libraries, and enjoys the variety of working in public libraries. She gets very excited about Rhymetime, and welcomed the opportunity to write about it for the LIS New Professionals Toolkit. She is currently studying for an MSc in Information and Library Studies at Aberystwyth University. Linsey has contributed a case study on working with children.

Alison Circle has more than 20 years marketing experience. She was National Marketing Director for Garrison Keillor and “A Prairie Home Companion,” and Account Director at Jack Morton Worldwide, a global branding agency. Currently she is Marketing Director for Columbus Metropolitan Library and received Library Journal’s 2011 Mover & Shaker Award for marketing. She blogs about marketing for Library Journal. Alison has contributed a case study about innovative service marketing.

Maria Cotera gained her CILIP Chartership in 2002 and has been a very active CILIP member ever since – she was President of CILIP’s Career Development Group in 2009 and has served on CILIP’s International Library and Information Group committee (2005-2011). She was elected as CILIP Trustee (2012-15).
Maria is also the Convener of IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group and standing committee member of IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (2007-).

Deborah Dalley is a freelance consultant who specialises in personal and group development. She delivers a range of management and leadership programmes and does a lot of individual and team coaching primarily within the public sector. Deborah currently works in 12 Universities, several NHS trusts and a number of local authorities. Her particular areas of interest and expertise are powerful influencing, communicating effectively and effective change management. Deborah has contributed a case study on ‘assessing yourself’.

Reece Dano is a Senior Lead Researcher at Artefact Group, a Seattle-based experience design and user research consultancy. He has worked in both corporate and academic libraries since 1999. He holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool. He was a recipient of the SLA Rising Star Award in 2010. Reece has contributed a case study about embedded librarianship.

Annette Earl: after several years in traditional librarianship, Annette moved into a non-traditional information environment working in medical higher education. She has since gone on to start her own business working as a Change Facilitator, using her information background to help people discover the work they love. Annette is a regular at her local library and her favourite books are children’s stories involving wolves. Annette has contributed a case study about project management.

Kathy Ennis Career & Business Development Mentor and International Speaker, Envision Training
Kathy’s expertise in visual communication and personal impact has enabled her to work across the UK and Europe with a wide variety of organisations including Specsavers, McDonalds, Breast Cancer Care, The British Council, The Housing Corporation, John Laing Integrated Services, EKZ Bibliotheks Service and many others. With her straightforward, but fun-loving attitude, she enables her client’s business success by improving their communication and business relationship-building skills; developing their presentation skills; increasing their confidence and self esteem; and developing their personal brand, the process of communicating through appearance and behaviour. To find out more contact Kathy by phone 020 8926 0331, email or visit the website

Kathy has contributed a case study on building your personal brand.

Rebecca Goldman started as the Media and Digital Services Librarian at La Salle University in October 2011. She holds a MSLIS from Drexel University and a BA in linguistics from Swarthmore College. Rebecca is a 2009 winner of ArchivesNext’s Best Archives on the Web award for Derangement and Description, a webcomic about archives and metadata. She has contributed a case study on webcomic writing as a form of professional development.

Emily Goodhand (MCLIP) is the Copyright and Compliance Officer at the University of Reading. Emily specialises in delivering copyright education to staff and students, developing policies and advising on aspects of copyright and licensing. She particularly enjoys engaging with the law and providing appropriate guidance on a range of complex issues, including third party material and rights clearance. Emily is a strong believer in the use of social media to educate people about copyright and tweets as @copyrightgirl. Emily has contributed a case study on copyright education.

Hannah Green is the archivist at Seven Stories, the Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle upon Tyne. Hannah has been working at Seven Stories since 2006, initially working on two successive HLF-funded projects before becoming a permanent member of staff in 2010. She is responsible for cataloguing the archive material, as well as working with colleagues across the organisation to develop routes of access into the archive material for a wide range of users. Hannah has contributed a case study on the Enid Blyton Project.

Dick Hartley

Amanda Hill graduated from the University College London archive course in 1991 and has worked as an archivist at Canterbury Cathedral Archives, the Essex Record Office and in the Universities of Oxford and Manchester in England. She has been a teaching fellow on the University of Dundee’s MLitt in Archives and Records Management since 2004. In 2007, she moved to Canada, where she works as an archival consultant for Hillbraith Ltd. She currently runs the archives service for the Town of Deseronto and in 2011 she took on the role of Archeion Coordinator for the Archives Association of Ontario. Amanda has contributed a case study on Deseronto Archive’s use of social media.

Emily Hopkins: I qualified in 2006 with an MA Librarianship from the University of Sheffield. I undertook my Chartership in 2008-09 shortly after taking up post as Librarian at NHS North West – a new role designed to develop and deliver a new information service to a still relatively new organisation; the strategic health authority for the north west region. After qualifying I worked at the Department for Work and Pensions as assistant librarian, and also previously worked in public and academic libraries. In late 2010 I took up the post of Library Manager at what was Manchester PCT – and what is, in the current NHS reorganisation, destined to become an integrated community, mental health and social care trust serving the city of Manchester. I became Candidate Support Officer for the North West in 2010. Emily has contributed a case study on her Chartership mentoring relationship.

Lisa Jeskins: I’m currently working as a freelance trainer and as a Promotions and Outreach officer for Mimas. I’ve worked in libraries for 14 years. I’ve accessioned, shelved and catalogued all manner of materials, in all manner of languages. I’ve been responsible for collection management, managed staff and written online tutorials. I’ve designed information literacy programmes and I’ve worked in large university libraries as well as working as a solo librarian. Having such wide-ranging experience allows me to provide relevant and appropriate training provision to information professionals and means that I understand the challenges they face. I am a dynamic and committed Chartered Librarian with expertise in training, social media, presenting, communicating, networking and customer service. Lisa has contributed a case study on teaching and training.

Sarah Johnson is an electronic resources and reference librarian at Eastern Illinois University. Since 1995, she has maintained Library Job Postings on the Internet, a meta-index to library job sites. She serves as a resume reviewer for ALA’s New Members Round Table and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006. Her newest book is Historical Fiction II: A Guide to the Genre. Sarah has contributed a case study on career planning tips.

Rosie Jones is the Learning Commons Development Manager at the University of Manchester. She has worked in libraries since 2001 and has been a member of the LILAC conference organising committee since 2007. She has always had a strong professional interest in Information Literacy and has held dedicated roles in this area. Rosie has contributed a case study on ALT games and learning.

Bohyun Kim is the Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library in Miami, FL. She has particular interests in library innovation and emerging technologies and has worked in web services, e-resources management, digitization, reference, and instructional technologies. She blogs at Library Hat and can be found at @bohyunkim in Twitter. She was a 2011 American Library Association Emerging Leader and a 2011 Code4Lib Minority Scholarship recipient and holds a MSLIS from Simmons College and a MA in classical philosophy from Harvard University. Bohyun has contributed a case study on technology skills for information professionals.

Lukas Koster is Library Systems Coordinator at the Library of the University of Amsterdam, responsible for digital library information systems, ILS/LMS, federated search, link resolver, discovery and delivery tools.
He studied sociology at the University of Amsterdam. After additional training in ICT, systems design and development, he worked as systems designer and developer in institutions of higher education and scientific information.
Since 2003 he has been involved in library search and discovery systems, first at the National Library of the Netherlands, currently at the University of Amsterdam. Lukas does not have a formal library training.
Lukas believes that linked open data is a necessary next step for libraries. He promotes this through blogging at, doing presentations at national and international conferences, contributing to local and global inititiatives and publications. Lukas has contributed a case study on the future of technology in libraries.

Sue Lawson is Service Development Coordinator for the Manchester Library and Information Service in the UK. She looks after their social media presence, and gives advice to libraries marketing with Facebook as the administrator of fantastic example of how to use the network. You can read her librarydust blog here.

Dee Magnoni is the Library Director at Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, USA. She was the library’s first director and set up much of the initial services and resources, including a realia collection that engages multiple intelligences. Dee previously worked in both business and engineering libraries within corporate America and academia. She received her MLS from SUNY-Albany and her BA from Lehigh University.

Fiona Marriott has worked for Luton Libraries since 1987, in a number of roles, from team librarian and Central Library Manager to her current role of Adult Services Manager. Since 2008, Luton Libraries has been run by Luton Culture, a charitable trust, and Fiona’s role has expanded to cover eBooks and digital services, commissioning, fundraising and health and wellbeing. She has a particular interest in the use of social media to promote library use and engage readers. Fiona has contributed a case study on the Big Lottery Award.

Aileen M J Marshall holds a MA in English Linguistics from the Westfaelische Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Germany, and a MLIS from the University of South Caroline. She currently works at the DOT National Transportation Library (NTL) in Washington, DC. Her professional interests include social media, disaster preparedness for federal libraries, mobile reference as well as intelligence work. She brings experience from a variety of backgrounds as she has worked in public and correctional library settings in the past. She is actively involved in library associations (ALA, SLA), especially in the DC/SLA Chapter, has won numerous student awards, presented at conferences, and published an article on correctional librarianship in the SLA publication “Information Outlook”, Jan/Feb 2011.

Bronagh McCrudden was a presenter at New Professionals Conference 2010, organised by CILIP Career Development Group. She was voted winner of Best Paper for her presentation, Would You Work For Free? Unpaid Work in the Information Profession and How to Make it Count. Bronagh has contributed a case study on delivering winning presentations.

David McMenemy is the Course Director for MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He has published widely on the topics of public libraries and ethics, including being co-author of the Handbook of Ethical Practice (2006) and author of The Public Library (Facet). David has contributed a case study on ethics.

Lynne Meehan is a Subject Librarian at UCL (University College London). There she provides information literacy training for staff and students as well as maintaining several subject collections. She graduated from UCL with an MA in Library and Information Studies in 2000 and completed her PGcert in Adult Learning and Professional Development in 2011. Lynne has contributed a case study on PGcert qualification.

Tim Padfield has worked at the Public Record Office, now The National Archives, since 1979. He is the Copyright Officer and an Information Policy Consultant, advising on copyright and information policy in relation to archives and to public sector material more generally, and advising archivists and others on copyright issues. Tim has contributed a case study on copyright in archives.

Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York. In 2010 he formed LISNPN, the network for New Professionals in librarianship, and in 2011 he won an SLA-Europe Early Career Conference Award and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker. 2012 sees the publication of his book The Library Marketing Toolkit, and he can be found online at Ned has contributed a case study on building your professional brand.

Lee Pretlove qualified as a Records Manager in 2010 after completing a postgraduate diploma in Records Management and Information Rights from the University of Dundee. He has worked in the recordkeeping profession since 2005 and in 2007 took up the post of Records Management Officer at TWI, a global research and technology engineering organisation. He is an active member of the Archives and Records Association (ARA) as Training Officer for the Eastern Region Committee and as a member of the Section for Records Management Executive Committee. He also contributes to, an informal book and bookshop review site set up in 2011 by a fellow University of Exeter Classics postgraduate. Lee has contributed a case study on being a solo records manager.

Dimitris Protopsaltou has a first degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Technology Management from UMIST and PhD from the University of Geneva. He has undertaken research projects at the University of Geneva. He developed the first website of Veria Public Library in 1996 and has worked on various projects for the library. He is currently Project Manager for the Niarchos Foundation funded Future Library project. Dimitris has contributed to a case study on winning funding.

Lyndsay Rees-Jones

Chris Rhodes graduated from Sheffield University with distinction in MA Librarianship in 2007. Since then he has worked in the House of Commons Library, first as an indexer of parliamentary material, then as an information professional providing resource support to statisticians, and since March 2011, as an economics specialist. He was New Professionals Coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals from December 2008 to September 2010. Chris has contributed a case study about how to submit conference proposals.

Maria Robertson is now the terribly posh sounding Executive Secretary and Librarian for the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen. Since qualifying with a BA (Hons) in Information and Library Studies from Robert Gordon University she has worked in law libraries for most of her career after a brief spell as a Children’s Librarian. Given that and her upbringing in the hotel trade she is a strong believer in ‘transferable skills’.

Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, with a background in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. Jenica’s current professional interests include thinking strategically about “the next five years” and supporting new library professionals as they hit the real world at full speed. Jenica has contributed a case study on mentoring.

Beccy Shipman is the Digital Content and Copyright Coordinator for the Library at the University of Leeds. This job helps satisfy her love of gadgetry, literature, history and general geekery. Prior to this role, Beccy has worked as an academic researcher, a wine merchant and in a variety of library roles including a spell at the National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield. Beccy has contributed a case study on digital preservation.

Lauren Smith completed an MA in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield in September 2010. She has been involved in local and national library campaigning and advocacy and is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker 2011. In January 2012 she is starting PhD research about the role of public libraries in supporting and encouraging democratic engagement, and begins her term as Vice President of CILIP. Lauren has contributed a case study on professional involvement for CPD.

Edith Speller is the Systems and User Education Librarian for the Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. There she helps staff and students make the most of the library’s resources via training; marketing; and managing effective systems. She graduated from City University London with an MSc in Library and Information Studies in 2006. She has been secretary of the Music Libraries Trust since 2008. Edith has contributed a case study on HEA fellowship.

Michael Stead

Jane Stevenson is the manager of the Archives Hub service, an aggregator for descriptions of archives held in organisations across the UK ( Jane is a qualified archivist, and has worked as the Curator of Manuscripts and Archives at the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as an assistant archivist at Warwick Country Record Office. She has been on the Committee of the Archives and Records Association Data Standards Group and is currently on the committee of the UK Archives Discovery Network (UKAD). She has taught for the Centre for Archives and Information Studies at the University of Dundee, and she has given numerous presentations on aspects of archives online, data standards and interoperability. Jane has contributed a case study on interoperability and sustainability.

David Streatfield

Ioannis Trohopoulos has a degree in Law from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an M.Lib. from the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He has been Director of the Public Central Library of Veria for more than 20 years in which time he has overseen its development from a couple of rooms above a garage in a side street to a service run from a purpose built building. He has more than 15 years continuous involvement in European projects and in 2010, Veria Library won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award. He is Project Director of the Niarchos Foundation funded Future Library Project. Ioannis has contributed to a case study on winning funding.

Sarah Wachter works as a research and data specialist for The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive recruitment firm. She graduated from University of Washington’s MLIS program in 2010 and has undergraduate degrees in Communications and Political Science from Simmons College. She drinks green tea with truly ridiculous amounts of sugar and blogs (admittedly inconsistently) at Sarah has contributed a case study on the creation of “Librarians Do Gaga”.

Suzanne Wheatley has worked in information recruitment since 2002 and at Sue Hill Recruitment since 2006. Passionate about CPD and an advocate of recognising and utilising your own skills, Suzanne enjoys facilitating workshops, group discussions and networking, believing that shared personal experiences in the workplace are invaluable for learning and development. She can also be found writing articles, blogs and tweeting under @suzyredrec and @suehillrec. Suzanne has contributed her tops tips for job applications and interview success.

Laura J. Wilkinson has worked in academic libraries since qualifying in 2006. She is currently the Librarian at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. In 2009 she received an innovation award from the Bodleian Libraries for her E-Resources blog and associated online tutorials. In 2010 she implemented and led the 23 Things Oxford social media programme for library staff at the University of Oxford. Her professional interests include: teambuilding, continuing professional development, social media and IT skills. Laura has contributed a case study on managing budgets.

Caroline Williams is the Director of Research and Learning Resources, Information Services, at the University of Nottingham. Caroline’s previous roles include Deputy Director of Mimas, and Executive Director of Intute; at Mimas that she gained a wealth of knowledge on bidding for funding. She has experience of leading organisational transition and change. Caroline has a MBA and is a MSP Advanced Practitioner. She’s contributed a case study on finding funding sources.

Jo Wood is currently librarian at Cafcass, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. After a graduate traineeship at the Oxford Union Society Library, Jo went on to work at the National Maritime Museum and Barnardo’s. Jo has a PGDip in Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University, and is a Chartered member of CILIP. Jo has contributed a case study on being a solo librarian.

Laura Woods graduated from City University London with an MSc in Library and Information Studies in January 2010, and is currently working as an Information Services Adviser at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. She is interested in networking with her peers, particularly fellow new professionals, and in innovative ways to promote library services and the information profession. Laura has contributed case studies on how to apply for (and win!) awards, and training on a shoestring.

Gil Young is the CPD and Partnerships Manager for the NW Health Care Libraries Unit. Prior to this she worked for NoWAL where she was responsible for managing the training and development programmes. She is the Chair of the SHALL Staff Development Group and the Honorary Secretary of PTEG.


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