Welcome to my website!
I am a freelance qualified professional librarian. I have experience of working in many spheres of education both in the independent and maintained sectors, primary and secondary.
I am passionate about developing information literacy skills, critical thinking skills and independent learning skills throughout all key stages and having been employed as a teacher librarian I spent considerable amounts of time in the classroom as well as the Library. If nearly 600 websites and 48 hours of video footage are added to the internet every minute then surely learning to handle and evaluate information becomes akin to learning to speak another language. If technology exists to aid this process and to help encourage creativity in writing then does not this need to be taught similarly?
In my freelance work I can help with consultancy and recruitment for a new school library or development project, training for all members of a school community in information literacy including writing and presentation. I have worked with key stages 2 - 4 and specialise in sixth form EPQ, International Baccalaureate Diploma Extended Essays and Cambridge Pre-U.
I can also offer private tuition. Please click on the tabs at the top of the page for more details.
My first degree is in Biochemistry and my master's degree is in Information Science. Although I have spent most of the last 20 years of my career in school libraries I also have experience of the Pharmaceutical and Financial information sectors and have worked for some time in Qualitative Market Research. I have experience as a Business Development Manager for a library software company.
When I am not being a librarian my passion is playing traditional folk music and singing ....but that's another story and another website!