Subject Librarian


An introduction to Voices for the Library

Presentation delivered at a CPD25 event on the impact of the Browne report on academic libraries and focuses on how Voices for the Library came to be and why.


SFX, Metalib, Mobile Services and Social Networks

Delivered at the British Library as part of the 2011 Ex Libris Products User Group, UK and Ireland conference.  It explores the ways in which social networking tools and mobile devices can be utilised in connecting users to online resources.

Speak up for libraries

Full text of the speech I delivered on behalf of Voices for the Library at the 2012 Speak Up For Libraries rally (March 13th), available here.

Escaping the Echo Chamber: Advocacy outside our own circle

Presentation delivered at Lighting the Future: a joint YLG, SLG and SLA weekend course held in 2012.  The presentation covers the background of Voices for the Library, how it operates, what it has achieved and seeks to provide practical examples of how to advocate for libraries in channels not normally within their sphere of influence.

Designing a better library experience

A presentation delivered at the CPD25 event Engaging Students: Obtaining And Using Feedback In Libraries And Universities.  The presentation looks at the background to the HE sector, how social media can help universities and libraries in the new environment and how social media (specifically Twitter) has been used in my institution.

Using Twitter to obtain feedback

A presentation delivered at the M25 Customer Service Group Conference, “Professionalism and Engagement in Customer Service”. This presentation looks at how Twitter can be used to engage with students and obtain feedback.


Presentation delivered at “Is There An App For That?” – a CPD25 event held in London on 25th July 2014. The presentation looks at how people interact with the internet, the popularity of certain tools and how I am currently exploring their suitability and potential as tools for a subject library in Higher Education.

Bridging the Divide

A workshop on social media (specifically Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram) delivered at the 2014 National Acquisitions Group conference in York (3-4 September, 2014).

Breaking down the barriers – visitors, residents and user-orientated communications

A workshop on social media for the CILIP Kent sub-branch.


Community libraries and the digital divide

Presentation covering my MSc dissertation on volunteer run libraries delivered at the 2015 LISDIS conference.


The digital divide in the post-Snowden era

Presentation delivered at CILIP’s MmIT group AGM in January 2016.