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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5 trends for HE in 2024

HE sector leaders share key trends for 2024

What does the future hold for higher education in 2024? We asked five sector leaders to share their thoughts on key trends for the year ahead. 1. Artificial intelligence Authenticity of information will become an overriding concern in 2024, according to Sir Tim O’Shea, former Principal of the University of Edinburgh. “Who actually produced the

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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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Meet the Librarian – Andrew Knight

Andrew Knight Imperial College London

What do an architect and a librarian have in common? For Andrew Knight, Acquisitions and Content Services Manager at Imperial College London, it’s the ability to think creatively. We spoke to Andrew about his career change, the future of academic libraries, and his passion for music. How and when did you decide to become a

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Meet the Librarian – Pete Bowles Barrett

Pete Bowles Barrett KeyLinks

We’ve got something a bit different for this edition of Meet the Librarian. We spoke to Pete Bowles Barrett, the Kortext Librarian. Read on to find out how Pete’s career in higher education is invaluable in his current role. How and when did you decide to become a librarian? I think the answer is that

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Meet the Librarian – Sarah Ison

Sarah Ison University of Sussex

What’s it like to support students around the world who study online and never visit the university library in person? We spoke to Sarah Ison, Online Distance Learning Librarian, from the University of Sussex to find out! How and when did you decide to become a librarian? It wasn’t until I was doing my geography

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