Services

I offer high quality research and writing and am reliable, conscientious and hard working.

Currently (2021) I have limited time available for freelance work as I am also now employed p/t.

My areas of work and expertise are outlined below. Please contact me for more information and to discuss projects.

Types of work considered

  • Desk research
  • Literature reviews
  • Policy and strategy work
  • Evaluations of projects/programmes
  • Quantitative and qualitative research (data collection and analysis)
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Report writing and briefings
  • Digital content creation
  • Magazine content creation and editing
  • Digital communications

Key areas of expertise

  • Libraries (public, academic)
  • Library policy and strategies
  • Marketing including social media
  • Digital library services e.g. e-books, websites
  • Digital content and digital presence
  • Outcome and impact measures, quality frameworks
  • Information literacy, reader development
  • Book and publishing industries

Current and previous projects

  • Wellbeing and Scottish Libraries (on behalf of SLIC) (current)
  • New distance learning module on digital presence and digital content for libraries, for Aberystwyth University Department of Information Studies
  • External verifier for Welsh Public Library Standards (2020) assessment for Welsh Government
  • Editor, commemorative publication for Welsh Government: Cofio’n Cymru / Wales Remembers 1914-1918. Available in English or Welsh online as the ‘Final Publication’. (limited hardcopy)
  • Health and wellbeing in public libraries in Scotland, research report for SLIC: Health on the Shelf report published April 2020 – see news item for press release; feature article in The Herald newspaper in Scotland
  • Digital inclusion and the impact of Universal Credit on public library services in Wales, with Dr Anoush Simon of Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. Initial findings are available online.
  • Scottish public mobile libraries research report for SLIC (2019): Libraries on the Move.
  • Review public library standards framework for future adjustments (for Welsh Government)