Meet the Librarian – Flora Bourne

For this edition of Meet the Librarian, Emily Musgrave (a Kortext Student Ambassador) spoke to Flora Bourne, eTextbook Programme Coordinator, at The University of Manchester. Read on to discover the challenges faced by the Library post-pandemic, and how Manchester is taking a proactive approach to improving the student experience. What does your role involve? My

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Meet the Librarian – Suzanne Beck

Suzanne Beck from the University of Liverpool was the lucky winner of cupcakes for her library team in our 2023 winter webinar. We spoke to Suzanne to find out more about her role as Reading List Support Coordinator, and hearing about her two dogs was a definite bonus! How and when did you decide to

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The ripple effect: why kindness matters

Helen Rimmer The Kind Braver Leader

Helen Rimmer left a successful career in university librarianship recently to develop her own business as a kindness and well-being coach and trainer. We spoke to Helen about changing career and creating kinder workplaces. Can you tell us about your career change – from library director to ‘The Kind Brave Leader’? I’ve always tried to

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Spotlight: Times Higher Education Awards Outstanding Library Team 2023

THE Award Outstanding Library Team 2023

In December 2023, the Library, Archive & Open Research Services (LAORS) team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) were crowned ‘Outstanding Library Team’ at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards. As long-time supporters of this award, we spoke to David Archer (Director of Library, Archive & Open Research Services at LSHTM)

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Meet the Librarian – Phil Barraclough

This month we’ve taken a different approach to our Meet the Librarian blog! Ella Kennedy, a Kortext Student Ambassador, spoke to Phil Barraclough, Library Data Analyst at the University of Exeter. Read on for insights into Phil’s job, the impact of the pandemic, and thoughts about emerging library trends. Can you describe a typical day

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Meet the Librarian – Chantelle Wilcox

Chantelle Wilcox Birmingham Newman University

The staff at Birmingham Newman University Library were thrilled to be shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Library Team’ in the 2023 THE Awards. We spoke to Chantelle Wilcox, their Library Digital Services Officer, about what it’s like to be part of a small team that’s making a big difference. How and when did you decide to become

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