With a background in research and 13 years of library policy experience I am now available for freelance research contracts. I was previously the senior libraries development adviser for the Welsh Government, responsible for a wide range of programmes including the National Digital Library Service, the all-Wales marketing team, reader development, refurbishments, evaluations, Welsh Public Library Standards and bibliotherapy.
I have excellent communication and project management skills, alongside a deep understanding of policy making and delivery. I worked directly with library services and a number of UK organisations including the British Library, Carnegie UK Trust, CILIP, CIPFA, National Library of Wales and The Reading Agency, to help develop, promote and enhance library provision in Wales. Underpinning my policy experience I have qualifications in research and am looking to return to this area of work.
I enjoy and have considerable experience of working with dispersed colleagues as well as working independently.
If you are interested in what I can offer please read my ‘services’ page and do get in touch if you have any questions.