This blog is to capture my thoughts about my professional life.

I qualified as an information professional in 2004 with a PgDip Information and Library Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. I converted this to an MA Information and Library Management in January 2009 following completion of my Masters dissertation on Barriers and Facilitators to Information Sharing in Multi-Agency Working. An edited version of this was published in Aslib Proceedings in 2010 as an article entitled Information sharing practice in multi-agency working, co-authored with my supervisor Jennifer Rowley from MMU.

I have been a member of CILIP since 2002, and chartered in 2008. I volunteer on CILIP North West Branch Committee as Treasurer, and am registered as a mentor on CILIP’s mentor scheme, to support chartership candidates.

Although I started my library career as a graduate trainee library assistant at Manchester Metropolitan University, I have not worked in libraries since qualifying. Instead, I have worked in Information Officer roles, until my current position as Information Governance Officer in a local authority.

My current interests reflect this and my role within CILIP: data protection, Freedom of Information, information security and cloud computing, research governance, provision of library services in the UK. Oh, and blogging!

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